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The genetic side effects of urbanisation

May 31st, 2020|Comments Off on The genetic side effects of urbanisation

For humans, urbanisation has generally been beneficial. Cities are often where people find better access to clean water and sanitation, better housing, employment and opportunities for education - hence extensive rural to urban migration. [...]

The urban ecology of COVID-19 – links to the wildlife trade

May 18th, 2020|Comments Off on The urban ecology of COVID-19 – links to the wildlife trade

A few weeks ago, I was asked about my thoughts on the urban ecology of COVID-19. Interesting question. One that has had me thinking ever since. There are many dimensions to it. One is the [...]

Evolution of urban ecology – three paradigms

May 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Evolution of urban ecology – three paradigms

Let me start this post by looking back at my PhD candidacy exam. Here’s what this rite of passage involves at University of Calgary. The professors on the supervisory committee and internal examiners all [...]

Threats to bats

April 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Threats to bats

In a previous post, I laid to rest some common myths about bats. In another I highlighted a few things that make bats awesome. Indeed, bats are weird and wonderful and rather essential to [...]

Why bats are extremely awesome

April 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Why bats are extremely awesome

In an earlier post, I addressed myths about bats. Today, in honour of Bat Appreciation Day, I thought I'd write about some of the many reasons to not only learn more about bats, but [...]

Myths about bats

March 16th, 2020|2 Comments

No doubt about it, if you ask people to name their favourite animals, very few will answer ‘bats’. Indeed, they’re among the most maligned of all mammals. Many of my fellow bat biologists and [...]