Dept. of Zoology
Media Release | August 4, 2016
Spiders living together in colonies of tens of thousands can go extinct from sharing food equitably, finds new UBC research.
Media Release | February 23, 2016
Just three years after crayfish were introduced to a B.C. lake, two species of fish that had existed in the lake for thousands of years were suddenly extinct. But it’s what took their place that has scientists fascinated.
Media Release | December 22, 2014
Chinook salmon can acclimate to a warmer environment with subtle changes to cardiac functions, but only up to a point.
Media Release | December 9, 2014
Two UBC researchers have found a glitch in the hummingbird’s hovering system, something the tiny birds are powerless to control.
October 20, 2014
If a mysterious disease keeps spreading, we may no longer see sea stars along the seashore
Media Release | August 19, 2014
Male stickleback fish that protect their young have bigger brains than counterparts that don’t care for offspring, finds a new UBC study.
Media Release | July 22, 2014
Mixed genes appear to drive hybrid birds to select more difficult routes than their parent species, according to new research from UBC zoologists.
Media Release | March 10, 2014
Climate change may test lizards’ famous ability to tolerate the heat, making habitat protection vital, according to a new study by UBC and international biodiversity experts.
Media Release | January 28, 2014
Increasingly extreme swings in temperature may put some insects at higher risk than previously thought, a UBC-Yale study finds.
Media Release | January 8, 2014
Eighteen UBC projects have received more than $1.8 million in combined funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.
Media Release | December 19, 2013
Eighty per cent of scientific data are lost within two decades, according to a new UBC study that tracks the accessibility of data over time.
Media Release | November 18, 2013
The flight season timing of a wide variety of butterflies is responsive to temperature and could be altered by climate change, according to a UBC study.
Media Release | October 31, 2013
American and Canadian researchers have for the first time quantified the energy cost to aquatic animals when they carry satellite tags, video cameras and other research instruments
October 22, 2013
Jane Roskams on what can be done to prevent head injuries in youth hockey.
October 8, 2013
Bill Milsom explains the urge to sleep through the winter as hibernation season sets in for bears and other animals.
Media Release | September 19, 2013
A common songbird may have acquired genes from fellow migrating birds in order to travel greater distances, according to a UBC study in the journal Evolution.