Lab News

Paper published online in the Journal of Avian Biology

A paper led by MSc student Lily Hou and former Directed Research in Biology (BIOD98) project undergraduate student Michael Verdirame was just published online in the Journal of Avian Biology. This is the first publication for either Lily or Michael. This study analyzes patterns of mass change in wild hummingbirds over multiple time scales by automating the collection of data from perch-fitted […]

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Lily Hou’s poster receives commendation at CSEE/CSZ meeting!

It’s been a great few weeks for MSc student Lily Hou. In addition to having her first paper accepted for publication at the Journal of Avian Biology, Lily’s recent poster presentation at the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution/Canadian Society of Zoologists joint meeting received an honourable mention (see page 11) in the poster prize competition.

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Paper accepted to the Journal of Avian Biology!

A paper led by MSc student Lily Hou and former Directed Research in Biology (BIOD98) project undergraduate student Michael Verdirame was just accepted for publication in the Journal of Avian Biology. This is the first publication for either Lily or Michael. This study analyzes patterns of mass change in wild hummingbirds over multiple time scales […]

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Brandy Velten’s MHC article published!

Congratulations to Welch Lab PhD student Brandy Velten on the official publication of her paper “Myosin heavy chain isoforms in the flight and leg muscles of hummingbirds and zebra finches“. The paper can be found in the June 15th issue of the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory and Comparative Physiology. This is the second […]

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Lab paper gets the Functional Ecology cover!

The article authored by former MSc student Chris Chen (now studying for his PhD in the Hood Lab at York University) was officially published in the June issue of Functional Ecology. Most exciting was the fact that cover art submitted with the manuscript was chosen and Chris’ article is prominently featured on the cover! Read […]

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Lab article featured in Functional Ecology Virtual Issue

The paper lead-authored by lab alumnus Chris Chen in Functional Ecology, entitled “Hummingbirds can fuel expensive hovering flight completely with either exogenous glucose or fructose” is now featured in a virtual issue entitled “Locomotion unplugged: how movement in animals is influenced by the environment” edited by Duncan J. Irschick and Tim Higham. Click here to […]

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Lab publication accepted!

Welch Lab PhD student Brandy Velten’s paper, “Myosin heavy chain isoforms in the flight and leg muscles of hummingbirds and zebra finches” was accepted for publication in the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology! This will be Brandy’s first Welch Lab publication, and second publication overall. An early online version of […]

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Tobias Mankis wins a prestigious UTEA fellowship!

Congratulations to lab member Tobias Mankis on being awarded a prestigious University of Toronto Undergraduate Excellence Award in the Natural Sciences & Engineering! Tobias will take part in the study of arctic nestling breeding behaviour ecology and physiology led by Welch Lab postdoc Dr. Laura McKinnon this summer.

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