Ecophysiology of Stress

Newman Lab News

SICB 2017 in New Orleans

Mason regaled a multitude as he presented initial results on the Citisci grey squirrel project and I shared some long-term Savannah sparrow data.  Great...

Filming for “The Nature of Things”

Great Autumn weekend in Algonquin Park as a Director and crew filmed for three days in preparation of an upcoming episode of The Nature of Things which will include some of the Grey Jay research. Page through for more photos from behind the scenes....

Koley wins Taverner

Congratulations Koley on being awarded one of the most prestigious North American ornithological research awards for graduate students.  The Taverner Award from the Society of Canadian Ornithologists supports her work on ecophysiology of stress in Grey Jays. Koley,...

Two new papers

Former undergraduate student, Mason Stothart, leads a study linking stress and microbiome diversity in wild red squirrels, and recent MSc graduate, Jesse Pakkala, leads a study on early life stress and pre-migratory behaviour in savannah sparrows.  Nicely done Mason...

Congratulations Kiera!

Kiera is awarded the 2015 Elgin Card Scholarship in Terrestrial Animal Ecology.

Koley takes the leap

  Congratulations Koley on transferring from the MSc to the PhD program, welcome to the Newman Lab for a few more years! (photo: Koley Freeman and Alex Sutton, part of the current Gray Jay...

Welcome Kiera Newman

The Newman lab welcomes Kiera as a new PhD student working on ecophysiological links between the early life environment and adult morphology, behaviour and fitness in Monarch butterflies. Kiera will be co-supervised by Dr. Ryan Norris, whose Monarch conservation...

Kent Island 2015

A fun and productive field season is underway on the Kent Island savannah sparrows.  Several graduate and undergraduate student projects are ongoing, along with an exciting collaboration with Drs. Mennill and Doucet from the University of Windsor.  ...

Vote the Gray Jay as Canada’s National Bird

While there are many sound reasons why the Gray Jay should be Canada's National Bird, Robert Bateman makes a rather poetic case.  Click the image above to see his featured essay and add your vote...we can overtake the loon and snowy owl, both lovely icons, but not...