Held in the Conference Room in the Main Lodge each Wednesday at 7:00 pm. All are welcome! We are just beginning to assemble the roster.
|Date||Speaker and Talk Title|
|May 8||Stephen Lougheed (Queen's). An illustrated natural history travelogue of Jalisco, Mexico.
|Monday May 13||Nick Cairns and Lauren Stoot (Ottawa and Carleton). Freshwater turtle bycatch: determining the threat and looking for solutions.
|May 15||Chris Baird (Queen's University). Mercury biomagnification trends near and away from contaminated sites in the St. Lawrence River.|
|May 22||Bill Halliday (Ottawa) Interference competition leads to apparent predation risk with sympatric voles.
|May 29||Ignacio Moore (Virginia Tech) Seasonal reproduction, neuroplasticity, and population divergence in an equatorial bird.
|June 5||Trevor Pitcher (Univ. Windsor) Competitive reproductive success and genetic quality: the dualistic role of sperm.|
|June 12||Leo Campagna (Queen's University) Exploring the origins of Neotropical avian biodiversity.
|June 19||Valerie Langlois (Royal Military College) How frogs cope with textile dyes?|
|June 26||Dan Ardia (Biology, Franklin & Marshall College) Golondrinas de las Americas: Life History Variation in Tachycineta Swallows Across the Western Hemisphere.|
|July 3||Adam Lendvai (Virginia Tech) Desperate housewives: sexual conflict and the evolution of gender roles.
|July 10||Bruce Cameron (Senior Biologist, Experimental Diving and Undersea Group
Defence R&D Canada) Immunoinflammatory response during decompression stress in Royal Canadian Navy Clearance Divers.
|July 17||Allyson Parker (Queen's University) Sibling Rivalry: the alder flycatcher and the willow flycatcher.
|July 24||Mark Conboy (QUBS) The Best Known Birds: Avian Diversity and Research at Queen's University Biological Station.|
|July 31||Steve Lougheed (QUBS) The Secret Life of Frogs.
||Frank Phelan (QUBS) Wild Turkey and Its Reintroduction to Ontario.|
|Aug 14||Volker Thomsen (President Ret. St. Lawrence College, VP World Wind Energy Association - Bonn Germany, VP World Wind Energy Institute). Technology and zero growth can create sustainable prosperity for all. How a partnership between community, biology, technology and social market driven economy without growth can be the driver of a sustainable prosperity in harmony with the environment.
|Aug 21||Mike Runtz (Carleton University) Dam Builders: the natural history of beavers and their ponds.
|Aug 28||Marvin Gunderman (McMaster) The Secret Lives of Arthropods.|
QUBS Open House. Sunday June 23rd noon-3:00 pm. Displays of ongoing research projects, local diversity and conservation initiatives. Tours of the facilities and habitats. Light refreshments served. All welcome!
There will be a morning lecture, a trip to the our tree swallow grids, and lunch.
All participants will take home a nest box and an information booklet on box-nesting birds.
Price free (with recommended donations). Recommended for those 12 and older.
If interested please contact Dr. Fran Bonier.
Note that an earlier workshop on June 1st has been cancelled.
Experience the late August tranquility of Lake Opinicon while exploring the world of watercolour. This workshop focuses on capturing the natural world through observation and interpretation. Throughout the weekend, the instructor will give short demonstrations inside the studio including several drawing and painting tips and techniques for participants to explore and develop. Individual interpretation and creativity will be encouraged. Plein-air painting will be weather dependant. The workshop is open to all levels of artist ability and can accommodate up to 16 people.
Marta Scythes is a medical illustrator, fine artist and educator. Her illustrations have been published in Harrowsmith Magazine, Harper Collins (New York) and McClelland and Stewart in the best-selling UP NORTH series. In 2012, Simon & Schuster released The Woman Who Changed Her Brain by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, which features Marta’s carbon drawings.
Marta is a current faculty member in the Graphic Design and Music & Digital Media departments at St. Lawrence College and at The Haliburton School of Art, Fleming College. She has taught at The Ontario College of Art and Design, Southampton Art School, PEI School of Art and Queen's University. She holds a MSc in Biomedical Communications from The University of Toronto and has created scientific animations for the Hospital for Sick Children.
COST & APPLICATION:
The fee for the workshop is $195. Details of deposit, workshop, and application may be found | here |.