Biology

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.

When it comes to conservation, ditch the ‘canary in the coal mine’

When it comes to conservation, ditch the ‘canary in the coal mine’

With habitat loss threatening the extinction of an ever-growing number of species around the world, many wildlife advocates and conservation professionals rely on the proverbial ‘canary in the coal mine’—monitoring and protecting a single representative species—to maintain healthy wildlife biodiversity.

Researchers test common garden practice on lodgepole pine forests

Researchers test common garden practice on lodgepole pine forests

New research suggests a backyard gardener’s tried and true method of ‘thinning’ could be beneficiary to tree growth and water supply, and ultimately help fight climate change.

UBC study finds health isn’t the only issue with bacteria growth

UBC study finds health isn’t the only issue with bacteria growth

Microorganisms growing inside aging buildings and infrastructure are more than just a health issue, according to new research from UBC Okanagan.