Biology

UBCO researchers identify best strategy to reduce human-bear conflict

UBCO researchers identify best strategy to reduce human-bear conflict

Conservationists have long warned of the dangers associated with bears becoming habituated to life in urban areas. Yet, it appears the message hasn’t gotten through to everyone.

UBCO experts on UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration

UBCO experts on UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration

UBCO experts are available to comment on how to restore and protect ecosystems, rewild gardens and create sustainable consumer behaviour to help achieve a greener relationship with the environment.

Academic excellence and volunteerism lead to prestigious Pushor Mitchell recognition

Academic excellence and volunteerism lead to prestigious Pushor Mitchell recognition

For as long as Rebecca Chadney can remember, she has loved both arts and sciences.

Nathan Earley, first Biology TA Teaching Excellence Award Recipient

Nathan Earley, first Biology TA Teaching Excellence Award Recipient

The Department of Biology is pleased to announce that Biology’s first-ever TA award for Teaching Excellence recipient is Nathan Earley, an M.Sc. student who was a teaching assistant this past year in BIOL306 (the Ecology of Animals, with Adam Ford) and BIOL308 (Population Biology, with Bob Lalonde). Nathan also has experience as a Naturalist with […]

UBCO research shows a mother’s fat intake can impact infant infectious disease outcomes

UBCO research shows a mother’s fat intake can impact infant infectious disease outcomes

A team of UBC Okanagan researchers has determined that the type of fats a mother consumes while breastfeeding can have long-term implications on her infant’s gut health.

Master’s student captures top prize at UBCO’s 3MT final

Master’s student captures top prize at UBCO’s 3MT final

A compelling presentation of a topic all too familiar to some secured the top spot at yesterday’s eighth annual UBC Okanagan Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Declining caribou population victim of ecological chain reaction

Declining caribou population victim of ecological chain reaction

A new study comparing decades of environmental monitoring records has confirmed that Canada’s caribou are not faring as well as other animals like moose and wolves in the same areas—and also teased out why. 

Misinformation, polarization impeding environmental protection efforts

Misinformation, polarization impeding environmental protection efforts

A group of researchers, spanning six universities and three continents, are sounding the alarm on a topic not often discussed in the context of conservation—misinformation.

UBCO researchers evaluate the effects of fish oil supplementation on infants during breastfeeding

UBCO researchers evaluate the effects of fish oil supplementation on infants during breastfeeding

Letting nature take its course may be the best advice for nursing mothers, according to researchers from UBC Okanagan. Their findings show taking fish oil supplements while nursing may not be beneficial and may even negatively impact babies’ immunity.

UBCO researchers concerned about important prey and predator species in post-fire logging areas

UBCO researchers concerned about important prey and predator species in post-fire logging areas

New research from UBC Okanagan shows that salvage logging on land damaged by wildfires has negative impacts on a variety of animals.