As our new herbarium/library building nears completion, it is well that we gratefully and publically acknowledge oor donor Jessie Deslauriers (Queen's University Artsci’87, Artsci’91). A very nice article on Jessie has appeared in the Queen's Gazette, with a photo of the new building nearing completion.
On Sunday October 26th Queen's PhD student Mingzhi Qu and Professor Yuxianf Wang brought a small drone to QUBS to take some still shots and videos from the air of the Queen's University Biological Station peninsula with all of its buildings, including the new library/herbarium. These are a few of the images that were captured. Videos will be posted are on our Youtube Channel.
QUBS featured at 2014 American Fisheries Society Conference in Quebec City
A special symposium titled “A retrospective of fisheries advances emanating from the Queen’s University Biological Station” was held Monday Aug 18. Seven presentations covered a range of topics, from the foundations of community ecology laid by the late Dr. J. Allen Keast to more recent and current research:
Construction of our new library/herbarium building began in July.
Open House 2014
Our 44th Annual Open House is this Sunday June 22nd from noon to 3 pm. We will have student and researcher displays, live animals, and facility tours. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you there!
Research done by Western University researchers reveals that song complexity, learned early in life, relates to innate extra-cellular immunity in song sparrows.
QUBS Director Stephen Loughed is using the J. Allen Keast Field Biology International Exchange Fund to explore field stations and diversity of Australia.
On November 10th we held the inaugural meeting of the QUBS Advisory Committee
Queen's University has partnered with the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Echo Foundation to acquire a property with Class I wetland.
Adjacent to our Massasauga Tract, this new 159 hectare property acquired from Stephen and Roger Jones encompasses a swath of creek and adjacent wetland. Aside from its obvious value for research, teaching and outreach, the tract also helps to make QUBS land holdings more contiguous and ensure long-term conservation of resident species.