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Julia Craig’s bat research covered in Vancouver Sun

The story by Tiffany Crawford was titled, “UBC researcher rides bicycle around Vancouver to study how city affects bats”. Julia is now on a cross-continental bike tour of South America.

Ashli Akins defends her PhD

Congratulations to Ashli for her exceptional PhD Defence today for her dissertation entitled, “Pampa and Pallay : the paradox of culture and economy in the Andean mountains”. It was a pass with no revisions (save a typo). Dorothy Nason and Jon Beasley-Murray were university examiners, Nancy Turner was on Zoom, Mark Turin in absentia, and co-supervisors Wade Davis and Kai Chan asking their own questions and those of external examiner Graham Dutfield at Leeds.

Eyster et al., Perennial polycultures boost bird diversity in the US Midwest

Eyster, H.N., D.S. Srivastava, M. Kreitzman and K.M.A. Chan “Functional traits and metacommunity theory reveal that habitat filtering and competition maintain bird diversity in a human shared landscape.” Ecography 2022(11): e06240. Doi: 10.1111/ecog.06240