Biology in The News

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Meet Erin Bertrand, marine biogeochemist

This week on Sciographies, meet Dr. Erin Bertrand, an associate professor in the Department of Biology who is leading an international scientific effort to map marine microbes all over the world.

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Shark necropsy gives Dalhousie students the inside look of an endangered species.

Surrounded by experts in the field, students in the Seaside Summer Shark Course were given the experience of a life time by witnessing the necropsy of a Great White shark. This hands on experience is a rarity, as the Great White remains as elusive as they are infamous.

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Dal scientists take a deep dive into shark conservation.

Shark conservation, social dimensions, and behaviour are hot button topics at The Diving into Shark Conservation & Research panel. 

Warming waters due to climate change was one of many topics discussed at a recent event that brought together a group of Dalhousie scientists to share their knowledge, understanding and passion for shark research and conservation.

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Aaron Judah

Congratulations to Aaron Judah for receiving  a 3M National Student Fellowhip.

Dalhousie Marine Biology student Aaron Judah is one of 10 Canadian students to receive 2023 3M National Student Fellowship.

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Congratulations to our Teaching Support Award winner, Jessica Khoury.

She has been a standout success with support and leadership to students and her teaching support peers alike.

We congratulate her for the dedication and accomplishments, and look forward to her continued success in the future


Adoption or abduction? Orca spotted caring for newborn pilot whale | CBC News

An unprecedented sighting of a killer whale mothering a newborn pilot whale is either a touching adoption story or a disturbing instance of abduction, says Biology Graduate Student Elizabeth Zwamborn who contributed to a new study.

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Biodiversity App: How Dalhousie educators hope to garner interest in urban biodiversity

The Biodiversity Working Group, including Biology Faculty members Dr. Gabrielle Tompkins and Lara Gibson, uses a blend of nature and technology to give a unique level of learning to students. Learning from the green areas on campus, students study native plants and insects with a community-driven biodiversity app. 

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