The hummingbird as warrior: Evolution of a fierce and furious beak
A New York Times article about hummingbirds mentioned Douglas Altshuler, an ornithologist at UBC, who praised the research of Alejandro Rico-Guevara.
Feb 5, 2019
Gull’s wings may help design smarter airplanes
The Hindustan Times interviewed UBC zoologist Douglas Altshuler about his recent study, which found the stability of aircrafts can be improved if they adopt a gull’s wings design. This story […]
Jan 7, 2019
Hummingbird vision wired to avoid high-speed collisions
Hummingbirds are among nature’s most agile fliers. They can travel faster than 50 kilometres per hour and stop on a dime to navigate through dense vegetation.
Jul 18, 2016