December 13, 2007

Dr . Karen Kidd has #51 in Top 100 Science Stories of 2007 - Discover Magazine

Top 100 Science Stories of 2007

The trends and events that most changed our understanding and our world.

Dr. Karen Kidd
and colleague's research was highlighted as one of the top science stories of 2007 for her publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Collapse of a fish population following exposure to a synthetic estrogen (104:8897-8901).

Congratulations to Karen!!!

December 09, 2007

Tier I Canada Research Chair Renewed - Dr. Cunjak

Dr. Rick Cunjak's Canada Research Chair in River Ecosystem Science has been renewed for a second seven-year term, effective Jan. 1, 2008.

Dr. Cunjak will receive a total of $1,400,000 in funding from the Canada Research Chairs program in support of the Tier I chair. He will also receive an additional $75,000 in infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation for the purchase of new equipment for the Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory in the department of biology.

The Chair in River Ecosystem Science helped develop the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) at UNB into a major research and teaching centre. It attracts international students and collaborators because of the in-house expertise in fisheries, ecology, conservation, toxicology and water resource management.

Dr. Cunjak's research has demonstrated how wild fishes react to natural disturbances such as ice, floods and high temperature, as well as to man-made disturbances from forestry and flow regulation. His stable isotope laboratory is improving understanding of how river food webs function, and the movement and foraging of fishes like the Atlantic salmon. His current and future research with the CRI will expand the scale of study from specific locations and species to test for broad applicability and pattern, and to assist environmental management internationally.

Congratulations to Rick!!!
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