Biology

UBCO researchers identify best strategy to reduce human-bear conflict

UBCO researchers identify best strategy to reduce human-bear conflict

Conservationists have long warned of the dangers associated with bears becoming habituated to life in urban areas. Yet, it appears the message hasn’t gotten through to everyone.

UBCO experts on UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration

UBCO experts on UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration

UBCO experts are available to comment on how to restore and protect ecosystems, rewild gardens and create sustainable consumer behaviour to help achieve a greener relationship with the environment.

Academic excellence and volunteerism lead to prestigious Pushor Mitchell recognition

Academic excellence and volunteerism lead to prestigious Pushor Mitchell recognition

For as long as Rebecca Chadney can remember, she has loved both arts and sciences.

UBCO research shows a mother’s fat intake can impact infant infectious disease outcomes

UBCO research shows a mother’s fat intake can impact infant infectious disease outcomes

A team of UBC Okanagan researchers has determined that the type of fats a mother consumes while breastfeeding can have long-term implications on her infant’s gut health.

Declining caribou population victim of ecological chain reaction

Declining caribou population victim of ecological chain reaction

A new study comparing decades of environmental monitoring records has confirmed that Canada’s caribou are not faring as well as other animals like moose and wolves in the same areas—and also teased out why. 

Misinformation, polarization impeding environmental protection efforts

Misinformation, polarization impeding environmental protection efforts

A group of researchers, spanning six universities and three continents, are sounding the alarm on a topic not often discussed in the context of conservation—misinformation.

UBCO researchers evaluate the effects of fish oil supplementation on infants during breastfeeding

UBCO researchers evaluate the effects of fish oil supplementation on infants during breastfeeding

Letting nature take its course may be the best advice for nursing mothers, according to researchers from UBC Okanagan. Their findings show taking fish oil supplements while nursing may not be beneficial and may even negatively impact babies’ immunity.

UBCO researchers concerned about important prey and predator species in post-fire logging areas

UBCO researchers concerned about important prey and predator species in post-fire logging areas

New research from UBC Okanagan shows that salvage logging on land damaged by wildfires has negative impacts on a variety of animals.

UBCO researcher uses computer modelling to predict reef health

UBCO researcher uses computer modelling to predict reef health

A UBC Okanagan researcher has developed a way to predict the future health of the planet’s coral reefs.

Grizzlies change habits to coexist with people—but is it enough?

Grizzlies change habits to coexist with people—but is it enough?

Bears living near people rely on ‘immigrants’ and nocturnal behaviour to sustain populations Researchers have determined that bear populations near people need two things to survive—adaptive behaviour to become nocturnal and immigrant bears moving into their region. A study published this week looks at 40 years of data following the fate of more than 2,500 […]