With Flying Colours

3 Nov 2016 - 10:00am

The colourful spectacle at this time of year when leaves turn from greens into beautiful yellows, oranges and reds in the fall is a sight to behold, but it takes on a whole new level of intrigue for PhD student Laura Junker from the Department of Biology and her supervisor Professor Ingo Ensminger, who are studying the correlation of colour changes an

Robert Reisz becomes a lifetime Honorary Professor of Jilin university

26 Sep 2016 - 9:28am
Robert Reisz and Chinese officials at a ceremony to open the Dinosaur Evolution Research Centre

During Robert Reisz's recent trip to Jilin University, China, they celebrated the university's 70th anniversary and Robert became a lifetime Honorary Professor of the university. At the same time, the first Dinosaur Evolution Research Centre (DERC) was opened, and Robert also became Honorary Director of DERC. Jilin has a long history of palaeontology, including papers on the oldest flowering plants, dinosaurs, and other fossils, but has recently lost ground.

Congratulations to Wenjing (Clara) Xia!

12 Sep 2016 - 2:19pm
Wenjing (Clara) Xia

M.Sc. student, Wenjing (Clara) Xia of the Anderson/Kohn lab was awarded the Mycological Society of America Graduate Research Prize given annually to the two best oral research papers in mycology presented by graduate students, either M.Sc. or Ph.D., at the 84th annual MSA meeting, August 7-11. Over 400 scientists attended the meeting at the University of California, Berkeley.

Spruced up: U of T biologist uses drones to help build a better tree

1 Sep 2016 - 8:54am
Ingo Ensminger

Ingo Ensminger, a biologist at University of Toronto Mississauga, is using a drone to help breed better spruce trees.

Duck-billed dinosaurs had lots of teeth

18 Aug 2016 - 9:58am
hadrosaur teeth model

Duck-billed dinosaurs (hadrosaurs), who lived in the Cretaceous period between 90 million and 65 million years ago, sported this unique dental system, which had never been fully understood until it was examined at the microscopic level through recent research conducted by Aaron LeBlanc, a University of Toronto Mississauga PhD candidate; his supervisor, Professor Robert Reisz (University of Toronto Mississauga vice-dean, graduate), and colleagues at the Royal Ontario Museum and the Museum of the Rockies.