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À la chasse au pseudoscorpion béringien dans l’Arctique

À la chasse au pseudoscorpion béringien dans l’Arctique

Notre but initial, pour mon superviseur Dr. Brent Sinclair et moi, était de voyager au Yukon pour collecter des araignées. Nous avions entendu du Dr. Chris Buddle, que nous allions rencontrer là-bas, que les araignées étaient nombreuses. Et il avait bien raison ! Cependant, nous ne pensions pas être charmé par le minuscule (maximum 3mm), […]

Hunting for the great Beringian pseudoscorpion in the Arctic

Hunting for the great Beringian pseudoscorpion in the Arctic

By Susan Anthony, PhD Candidate, University of Western Ontario Our initial aim for me and my supervisor Dr. Brent Sinclair was to travel to the Yukon to collect spiders. We had heard from Dr. Chris Buddle, who would meet us there, that spiders are plentiful. And indeed they were! But what we didn’t expect was […]

Canadian Entomology Research Roundup: September 2015 – January 2016

Canadian Entomology Research Roundup: September 2015 – January 2016

(version française) As part of a continuing series of Canadian Entomology Research Roundups, here’s what some Canadian entomology grad students have been up to lately: From the authors: Finn Hamilton (University of Victoria) It is now well known that the majority of insects host symbiotic bacteria that have profound consequences for host biology. In some […]

Rassemblement de la recherche entomologique canadienne: Septembre 2015 – Janvier 2016

Rassemblement de la recherche entomologique canadienne: Septembre 2015 – Janvier 2016

(English version here) Cet article fait partie d’une série continue de rassemblement de la recherche entomologique canadienne (Canadian Entomology Research Roundups). Voici ce que les étudiants de cycle supérieur canadiens ont fait récemment: De la part des auteurs: Finn Hamilton (University of Victoria) C’est bien connu que la majorité des insectes sont hôtes à des […]

Canadian Entomology Research Roundup: June 2015 – September 2015

Canadian Entomology Research Roundup: June 2015 – September 2015

As part of a continuing series of Canadian Entomology Research Roundups, here’s what some Canadian entomology grad students have been up to lately: Ecology and Evolution Rasoul Bahreini (University of Manitoba) found that honeybee breeding can improve tolerance to Varroa mites which can help minimize colony losses in the winter and improve overwintering performance (Article […]

Differential parasitism and ash tree volatile organic chemicals

Differential parasitism and ash tree volatile organic chemicals

By Tyler Wist   The ash leaf cone roller, Caloptilia fraxinella (Ely) (Lepidoptera: Gracillaridae) (Fig. 1) started to get noticed in the cities of the Western Canadian prairies in 1998, well, in Saskatoon, SK at least. I know this because that summer the green ash, Fraxinus pennsylvanica (Oleaceae), in my front yard was covered in cone […]

From inquiring students to published authors: an adventure in the Arctic

From inquiring students to published authors: an adventure in the Arctic

by Amanda Boyd and Kate Pare The field course in Arctic Ecology (BIOL*4610), offered periodically by the University of Guelph, explores ecological relationships in a sub-arctic environment. Based out of the Northern Studies Research Center, the 2-week course takes place in Churchill Manitoba and the surrounding area. That was what we, the students, knew going […]