BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) researcher with an international reputation reconstructing the ancient world from plant fossils is returning to the field this summer thanks to support from the National Geographic Society. Dr. David Greenwood, a Professor of Environmental Science in BU’s Department of Biology, has been awarded US$14,483 by the Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration to cover costs of an expedition to southern British Columbia this summer.
BRANDON, MB – A researcher from Brandon University (BU) has played a pivotal role in discovering two new prehistoric mammals which roamed North America 52 million years ago. Dr. David Greenwood’s important finds have just been published as cover story in the July edition of the US-based Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
“This is very exciting,” says Dr. Greenwood, Department of Biology.
BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) researcher, working with students and an international team, has new evidence suggesting prehistoric earth was lusher than previously imagined – a rainforest from pole to pole. A major part of their findings, just published in the European geosciences journal Climate of the Past, is reshaping scientific discussions about our world’s climate then and now.
“Our research shows that interior British Columbia and Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, about 55-million years ago, were both very wet, supporting rainforests,” says Dr. David Greenwood from BU’s Department of Biology.
James Allum, Minister of Education and Advanced Learning
BRANDON, MB – A new Master of Science degree will be offered at Brandon University (BU) beginning in 2014, benefitting student success and the economy in southwestern Manitoba. Minister of Education and Advanced Learning, James Allum, made the announcement today in a science lab on the BU campus.
Article by Graeme Bruce, Brandon Sun
Two major floods, tornado like winds, one confirmed tornado and violent downpours.
Southwest Manitoba has been dealt the gamut in the last month, which begs the question: When will it stop?
BRANDON, MB – Following a nation-wide competition, a trio of Brandon University (BU) researchers has been awarded more than half-a-million dollars in grants to continue their scientific research.
Dr. Martin Lemaire will receive $472,032 to outfit a new laboratory in BU’s Chemistry Department to research molecular spintronic materials, a relatively new field of study.
BRANDON, MB – A Brandon University (BU) biology professor is part of a research team that has confirmed an influential ecological theory that seeks to explain the diversity of life in the modern world.
Dr. David Greenwood, with Simon Fraser University evolutionary biologists Drs Bruce Archibald and Rolf Mathewes, discovered that parts of Canada some 50 million years ago enjoyed tropical weather and a wider range of living organisms.