Thursday, March 17 2016 News Release. Experienced bumblebees prefer not to share their foraging knowledge with newbies, according to new research involving a University of Guelph professor Nigel Raine. http://news.uoguelph.ca/2016/03/experienced-bumblebees-wont-share-newbies-study/
I am very excited to announce the 2016 winner of the Distinguished IB Student Speaker Award, Danielle Ethier. Tomorrow, Danielle, a senior PhD student working with Dr. Tom Nudds, will tell us about her multidisciplinary work on "Factors affecting the abundance of a declining migratory songbird". As Danielle eloquently pointed out:
The Centre for Land & Water Stewardship is pleased to announce the availability of a graduate Research Assistantship, made possible by an endowment from the former Wellington County Stewardship Council.
Please see the attached PDF for additional informatlion.
Jon is the 2016 faculty recipient of the Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Award. He will be presented with his award on March 30th at the McLaughlin Library.
Feature by UofG News Service Prof. Nigel Raine, Rebanks Family Chair in Pollinator Conservation in the School of Environmental Sciences, worked with researchers at Imperial College and the Natural History Museum in London on the new method, which images the bees’ heads without mechanical trauma.http://news.uoguelph.ca/2016/03/bee-brains-as-never-seen-before/
Poor management practices and freeze-thaw cycles affect soil structure — Feature by Andrew Vowles
That’s more than common dirt under your feet. Guelph loam underpins some of the best farming in the province — and it’s now the official soil of Ontario.
In late 2015 during the International Year of Soils, Jeff Leal, Ontario minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs, visited the city to designate the Guelph soil series as the official soil of the province.