Lab News

Abstract accepted for presentation at Neuroscience 2015

A presentation abstract by McGowan lab students Sophie St-Cyr and Sameera Abuaish entitled, “Maternal programming of adult behavior and metabolism by prenatal predator odor exposure” has been accepted for inclusion in a nanosymposium at Neuroscience 2015, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. The work includes collaboration between the McGowan and Welch labs to […]

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New lab publication: “The cost of digestion in the fish-eating myotis (Myotis vivesi)”

Illustration by Prof. Frank Fish, (C) JEB 2015 A new publication by Ken Welch and collaborators Aída Otálora-Ardila, Gerardo Herrera, and J. J. Flores-Martínez, from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México entitled, “The cost of digestion in the fish-eating myotis (Myotis vivesi)” has been published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. The article is featured in […]

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New paper published online!

Arising out of a symposium organized by Ken Welch and Dr. Marshall D. McCue of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, a paper titled, “Carbon stable-isotope tracking in breath for comparative studies of fuel use” was published online in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. The symposium was held in July […]

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New lab publication: “Automated tracking of wild hummingbird mass and energetics over multiple time scales using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology”

Lab member Lily Hou’s first publication: “Automated tracking of wild hummingbird mass and energetics over multiple time scales using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology” has been published in the Journal of Avian Biology. The article is featured as the journal’s first cover image of the year, and is highlighted as an Editor’s Choice selection. The […]

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Journal of Comparative Physiology B paper published!

Figure 3 from the paper. Schematic diagramsillustrating the known or hypothesized pathways for glucose and fructose uptake and oxidation by hummingbird (top) andnectar bat (bottom) flight muscles. A review paper by Ken Welch and former MSc student Chris Chen (now studying for his PhD in the Hood Lab at York University) was just published in the Journal of Comparative […]

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Laura McKinnon’s newest paper published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances

Photo credit: White-rumped Sandpiper Chicks by Laura McKinnon A paper led by Banting Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Laura McKinnon was recently published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances. This excellent publication is another from Dr. McKinnon’s fabulous body of work examining breeding behaviour and ecology of arctic-nesting shorebirds. The Auk has highlighted the work on their website […]

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