The Beyonce of Octopuses and The OctoKing on Why Octopuses Needed a Publicist

Sy Montgomery (Soul of an Octopus) and Warren Carlyle (founder of OctoNation) on octopuses taking over the media, the origins of OctoNation, why octopuses needed a publicist and some of the secrets of octopus from their new book Secrets of the Octopus that accompanies the National Geographic TV series. First of a two-part interview about...

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Returning to Uganda: Reflections one pandemic later

By Veronica Groves, a PhD student at McGill University The last time I was in Uganda, I was an undergraduate student participating in McGill’s Africa Field Study Semester in the winter of 2020. Our term ended abruptly in Tanzania on March 15th, 2020 for obvious reasons (worldwide pandemic). However, when I left Lake Nabugabo, during...

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Pollinators and the future of food

In 2016, a global scientific report was released estimating that more than three-quarters of the world’s main food crops depend, to some extent, on pollinator species. Bees, butterflies and wasps all contribute to a stable and abundant food supply, and there are steps that can be taken to ensure the sustainability of our food systems...

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Recit de voyage : Parlons de dispersion sur les berges de la Vltava – retour sur la conférence 2024 de la Société Internationale de Biogéographie

Par Paul Savary, Post-doctorant à Concordia University En janvier 2024, j’ai eu le plaisir de voyager depuis Montréal jusqu’à Prague, troquant l’hiver québécois pour le froid matinal non moins piquant de l’Europe centrale. Une fois mon horloge biologique calée sur le rythme de l’horloge astronomique de la capitale historique de la Bohême, j’ai profité de...

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Science in Images: Tiny Titans

Photograph by Alexandre Turmaine, a MSc student at McGill University Through this  photograph, we get to peer into the excavation process of worker California Harvester Ants  (Pogonomyrmex californicus) expanding their burrow. Thanks to their strong exoskeleton and their tiny  proportions, ants are remarkably proficient at carrying loads many times their own body weight. These  two...

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Employment Opportunity: Water & Fish Program Biologist

fRI Research is an independent not-for-profit research institute that focuses on applied research. For more information about fRI Research please visit our website. The successful candidate will be joining three staff in the Water and Fish Program led by Dr. Benjamin Kissinger. Find more information on the program here. The position is based in Hinton,...

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Capuchins, Caatinga and Conservation: The role of behaviour and personality shaping successful reintroductions

By Mikaela Gerwing, a PhD student at Concordia University Bearded capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus) are famous for their use of tools, using large stones to crack open fruits. This is a skill that is necessary for their survival that is passed down through social learning, and trial and error – so what happens when a...

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