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Sophie Kiwala, M.P.P. for Kingston and the Islands would like to invite all Queen's students to join her for the announcement of the re-introduction of the Invasive Species Act on Friday, November 7th at 11:30am in Room 3110 of Queen's Bioscience Complex, 116 Barrie Street.

Invasive species such as zebra mussels and phragmites cost the province tens of millions of dollars a year. Others not yet in Ontario, such as Asian carp and the mountain pine beetle, are serious ecological and economic threats.

Deep-sea sharks wield some surprisingly well-adapted eyes that help them see in the dark, according to new research.

Transparent patches of skin above their eyes and a unique arrangement of light-sensitive cells on their retinas, among other things, allow five species of bioluminescent deep-sea shark to collect and focus as much light as possible to hunt prey and find each other in the gloomy depths.

Like many students, Sarah Hasnain has spent her summer on the water. However, this biology PhD candidate has devoted her time to academic rather than leisure pursuits.

Ms. Hasnain’s research on the response of zooplankton communities to the spiny water flea, an invasive species in the Muskoka Watershed, earned her the inaugural Muskoka Summit on the Environment Research Award earlier this summer. The $7,500 award supports a graduate student’s environmental research within Muskoka in fields related to environmental science, resource studies and/or policy.

Bill Nelson Department of Biology Queen's UniversityFollow the trail Bill Nelson’s research is blazing and you’ll end up in a room in the basement of the BioSciences Complex.

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