Above: A Mayfly nymph, dorsal view, showing wing buds, seven pairs of gills and three abdominal appendages Mayfly nymphs are prominent insects in freshwater ecosystems worldwide and an important food source for fish, amphibians, birds and mammals. Unfortunately they are also very sensitive to pollution. Researchers in the Faculty of Science have been interested in […]
Professor Seyed Moghadas in the Faculty of Science has acquired some flashy hardware for his lab. The hardware is a cluster of high-capacity computers – the first of their kind at York University – that can perform mathematical simulations at high speeds. “These computers can do in a few hours or days what a regular […]
There are seven new faculty members joining York University’s Faculty of Science, with five in the Department of Chemistry and two in the Department of Biology. The Faculty of Science welcomes chemistry Professors Chris Caputo, Ryan Hili, Thomas Baumgartner and Cora Young, Assistant Lecturer Derek Jackson, and biology Professors Steven Connor and Assistant Lecturer Nicole Nivillac. […]
While researching highly toxic pokeweed, Prof Katalin Hudak’s lab makes an important discovery that could bolster the survival of agricultural crops.
Flies, like most insects, are poikilothermic ectotherms. This means that unlike us, their body temperature follows the temperature of the surrounding air. When it is warm, flies are happy; a cold fly is a sad fly, and we are beginning to understand why. New research conducted in the Faculty of Science at York University suggests […]