Dan Mennill

New York City skyline including the Tribute in LightArtificial light — including at the Tribute in Light in New York City — disorients nocturnal migratory birds, UWindsor ornithologist Dan Mennill writes in an article for the Conversation.

Turning out the lights can save birds’ lives: professor

The artificial lights produced by humans disrupt the migration of birds, often with fatal consequences, says UWindsor ornithologist Dan Mennill.

photo of neotropical toadThis photo by UWindsor’s Katrina Switzer and Lincoln Savi will be displayed this week in the new Essex Centre of Research as part of a travelling exhibition of finalists in the 2017 Science Exposed contest sponsored by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Ceremony today to open exhibit of Science Exposed images

The new Essex Centre of Research will house an exhibition this week of 20 finalists from NSERC’s 2017 Science Exposed photo contest.

Biology student Aaron Rollins helped prepare museum skins in professor Dan Mennill’s ornithology lab this week.Biology student Aaron Rollins helped prepare museum skins in professor Dan Mennill’s ornithology lab this week.

Birds preserved for generations of study

Students in biology professor Dan Mennill’s third-year ornithology class are preparing what are known as museum skins.

Dan Mennill holding tropical wrenBiology professor Dan Mennill with a rufous-and-white wren. He led a 15-year study showing that warm temperatures reduce survival of this tropical bird. (Photo by Dale Morris.)

Hot climate reduces survival of tropical birds, study finds

A 15-year study led by University of Windsor researchers shows that a hot climate reduces survival in tropical birds.