A fully armoured male marine stickleback in breeding condition. The Schluter lab studies evolution of marine into freshwater forms in B.C.'s coastal lakes. Photo: Rowan Barrett
A Collared Lemming (Dicrostonyx groenlandicus) on an arctic island.
Photo: Alistair Blachford
The brain of a fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, stained to visualize a set of approximately 50 neurons. Among the visualized neurons is a pair that controls a specific component of feeding behaviour. Photo: M. Gordon
Photo: W.K. Milsom
Endocytosis of the transmembrane protein Gliotactin (red) is mediated by tyrosine kinase signaling (green) and is necessary to control epithelia cell survival and permeability barrier function. Photo: Vanessa Auld
Nicholas Pyenson inspects vertebrae of a fossilized whale. Photo: Shadwick Lab
This photo is the first record of an Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) on Herschel Island, Yukon. Photo: Alistair Blachford
Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) school together in Scotch Creek, BC. Tony Farrell's lab is investigating how cardiac performance limits the ability of salmon to tolerate high temperatures. Photo: M. Casselman
For their graduate research Mervin Hastings and T. Todd Jones went to Tortola, British Virgin Islands and collected leatherback hatchlings as they emerged from the sand about 65 days after the female deposited the eggs in the dunes. Photo: M.H.
The flight lab investigates aerodynamics, sensory-motor integration, and the evolution of these features. Much work focuses on BC hummingbirds, including Anna's (shown here) and on diverse assemblages of tropical hummingbirds in Central and South America. Photo: Benny Goller
Whelk laying egg capsules, for study of biopolymers. Photo: Shadwick Lab
Pisaster ochraceus is the original keystone predator, and controls biodiversity on rocky shores. The Harley lab studies how the impacts of this sea star may change with climate change. Photo: Chris Harley
Long-tailed Jaeger on Herschel Island, Yukon, site of an International Polar Year project. Photo: Alistair Blachford
A live imaging of all three cell types found at the neuromuscular junction allows us to visualize changes to synapses over development (glia: green; muscle SSR: blue: neurons: red). Photo: Vanessa Auld
Red sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus franciscanus) at low tide. Graduate student Sarah Nienhuis is studying how ocean acidification will affect the growth and feeding rates of these animals. Photo: Chris Harley
Tony Farrell's lab is investigating how cardiac performance limits the ability of salmon to tolerate high temperatures. Photo: M. Casselman
Darren Irwin's lab is investigating migratory connectivity in populations of Wilson's warbler. Photo: David Toews
A scanning electron micrograph of two pulsating gregarines copulating within the coelomic space of a bamboo worm. Brian Leander's lab studies these enigmatic parasites, which inhabit the extracellular cavities of marine invertebrates. Photo: B. Leander
The extracellular matrix covers the entire nervous system and is necessary to ensure the survival of the glial cells that wrap, insulate and protect the nerves. Photo: Vanessa Auld
Seen near Kluane Lake, Yukon, on the BIOL 409 field course taught by Mark Vellend and Darren Irwin. Photo: M.V.
David Toews found that eastern (shown here) and western winter wrens are reproductively isolated where they appear together, and are therefore distinct species. Photo:
Rosie Redfield used candy to make a stop-motion movie of DNA uptake by a Haemophilus influenzae bacterium. Photo: R. Redfield
Caribou on Herschel Island in the arctic ocean, site of an International Polar Year project. Photo: Alistair Blachford
Goldbogen and Pyenson measure the largest bones on earth -- 7m long mandibles from an Antarctic blue whale. Photo: Shadwick lab
President Obama awarded Nick Pyenson, PDF alumnus, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honour bestowed by the U.S. Government on scientists in the early stages of their research careers.