The Environment

The Environment explores our planet’s environment and climate, as well as their interplay with living and/or technological systems, as a fundamental underpinning for environmental stewardship and sustainability. 

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A better bottom line (Research Magazine)

The third edition of the OMAFRA-UofG Partnership, Agri-Food yearbook.  Click on the magazine cover for a full screen view. 

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Research (Strategically Themed Newsletter)

At the University of Guelph, agriculture and agri-food researchers are uniquely poised to connect with provincial and federal departments and granting councils, as well as business, industry and Canada’s largest commodity groups.

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All eyes north: Is climate change already having a profound effect on vegetation? (Canada Research Chairs - 2 pager)

Highlighting the research of Canada Research Chair Merrit Turetsky, Canada Research Chair in Integrative Ecology.

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Aphid advisor (video)

Prof. Rebecca Hallett has created a smartphone application or app to help farmers with crop pest management.  It is called Aphid Advisor and can be used on a BlackBerry.

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Barry Smit - Gold Medal from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Recognition Announcement)

Hats off to University of Guelph geography professor Barry Smit – he’s been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, recognizing him as one of the world’s leading authorities on climate change. This award honours scholars for original thought, work and leadership that has advanced their field and enriched Canada’s cultural and intellectual life. Barry, who has done extensive work in Canada’s North, is the first U of G professor to win this award. Congratulations Barry!

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Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (video)

Centre for Biodiversity Genomics: A step up for DNA barcoding

Overview of the centre.

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DNA Barcoding (10 Things To Know About...)

Scientists envision a world where technology can be used to quickly identify any species, through DNA barcoding. This technology, developed at the University of Guelph, is based on a rapid, efficient and digital network, bringing together the broad science community to help preserve and examine entire biotic systems. Here are 10 things to know about DNA barcoding.

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Environment (Strategically Themed Newsletter)

Our future well-being depends greatly on the health of our planet. The University of Guelph supports research dedicated to preserving, protecting and improving the environment, through a wide range of disciplines as diverse as the environment itself.

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Environmental Sustainability: Innovative research helping to sustain Ontario's environment (video)

Environmental Sustainability:  Innovative research helping to sustain Ontario's environment

Researchers:  Bill Van Heyst, Mike Dixon

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Harnessing nature's medicine (Research Magazine)

This second edition of the OMAFRA-UofG Partnership, Agri-Food yearbook focuses on sustainability from an economic, social and environmental view point.