News archive - 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

U Waterloo hiring Tenure Track Faculty in Aquatic AND Terrestrial Ecology (and Virology!)

Interested in joining the productive and collaborative faculty at the University of Waterloo?  We are hiring three tenure-track positions this year in Biology alone.  One is in terrestrial ecology, another in aquatic ecology, and a third in environmental virology! Check out the ads for Biology Department Faculty positions  

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Recent paper by Ian Evans profiled by the Water Institute

We're excited to share a review of one of our recent papers, led by former Robinson Lab graduate Ian Evans.  This profile in the Water Institute's second issue gives a great overview of the study and our conclusions.  Check it out here.  Congratulations Ian!

Friday, February 2, 2018

New paper in Freshwater Biology emphasizes importance of hydroperiod for aquatic invertebrates

We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest paper in Freshwater Biology!  

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

First time publication for one of our Undergrad Hns. Thesis students!

Paper title in the journal

Rooney Lab is proud to have published a new note in the Journal of Freshwater Ecology titled "Wetland microhabitats support distinct communities of aquatic macroinvertebrates."  What makes us so proud of this one is that it is based on the Undergraduate Hns. thesis work of Jaimie Bortolotti who collaborated with former MSc. student Jennifer Gleason to turn her thesis into a manuscript.  Jaimie is now an MSc. student at Queens - congratulations Jaimie and good luck with that NSERC application! 

Friday, January 12, 2018

We are the champions!

Photo of our silly door

Rooney Lab defends their title as door decorating champions in 2017 against fierce competition!

This year our design traced the environmental drivers (namely pumpkin spice pollution) leading to the increased expression of the XMAS gene and resulting increase in Christmas Morph relative abundance in the fir tree population.  As you'd expect, there were bottom-up effects on the squirrel population.  Very scientific.

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