Welcome John Ratcliffe!

9 May 2013 - 8:06am

The Dept. of Biology is pleased to announce that John Ratcliffe has accepted an offer of a tenure-stream position as Assistant Professor of Animal Biology. He will start his full time appointment on January 1, 2014 and his graduate appointment will be in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Congratulations to Steven Short!

15 Apr 2013 - 2:28pm

President Naylor has accepted the tenure committee’s recommendation that Steve Short be granted tenure! Please join us in congratulating Steven who will be promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, on July 1.

University of Toronto Mississauga experiment looks at climate change

6 Feb 2013 - 10:22am

A University of Toronto Mississauga professor is conducting an experiment in an attempt to gauge the effect of climate change on trees. Dr. Ingo Ensminger, a professor of plant physiology at UTM, is leading the experiment in which 1,200 white pine seedlings were planted at the Koffler Scientific Reserve at Jokers Hill in King City, north of Toronto, last summer.


Congratulations to Emmanuelle Frechette!

20 Dec 2012 - 4:06pm

Emmanuelle Frechette from the Ensminger Lab was awarded the Elizabeth Ann Wintercorbyn Award by the Department of Cell & Systems Biology. The award is made annually to a graduate student in the department engaged in research beneficial to Agriculture.

Well done, Emmanuelle!

Future Forest: Will higher air temperatures affect Canada’s evergreen forests?

20 Dec 2012 - 2:10pm

In a warmer world, we expect glaciers will melt and sea levels will rise, but what impact will higher air temperatures have on Canada’s vast – and economically vital – evergreen forests? Ingo Ensminger, a professor of biology at U of T Mississauga, is heating a patch of land at Koffler Scientific Reserve north of Toronto as part of an experiment he hopes will yield some answers. Earlier this year, Ensminger and his team planted 1,200 white pine seedlings on a dozen small plots at the U of T facility (a portion of the site is shown at left).