Frequent, Extreme Wildfires Threaten to Turn Boreal Forests from Carbon Sinks to Carbon Sources, Study Reveals

Carbon reservoirs in the soil of boreal forests are being released by more frequent and larger wildfires, according to a new study involving a University of Guelph researcher. As wildfires continue to ravage northern areas across the globe, a research team investigated the impact of these extreme fires on previously intact carbon stores by studying …

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U of G Student Shares Her Experiences Sailing Around the World

Zoë Buratynsky grew up a seafarer. Circling the globe in a sailboat, she snorkelled above coral reefs, hiked up mountains and immersed herself in the cultures of the world – all while becoming an expert sailor and navigator. “My childhood was spent exploring the world,” said Buratynsky, now a second-year sociology student at the University of Guelph. “There were always …

U of G Researchers First to Unlock Access to Pain Relief Potential of Cannabis 

University of Guelph researchers are the first to uncover how the cannabis plant creates important pain-relieving molecules that are 30 times more powerful at reducing inflammation than Aspirin. The discovery unlocks the potential to create a naturally derived pain treatment that would offer potent relief without the risk of addiction of other painkillers. “There’s clearly a …

Wind, Warmth Boost Insect Migration, First-Ever U of G Study Reveals

Wind and warmth can improve travel time for the billions of insects worldwide that migrate each year, according to a first-ever radio-tracking study by University of Guelph biologists. Researchers equipped monarch butterflies and green darner dragonflies with radio transmitters and tracked them through southern Ontario and several northern States to learn how environmental factors affect …

U of G Researchers Help Establish One of Canada’s First Commercial Rice Crops

Rice paddies have now become part of the Chatham-Kent agricultural landscape, thanks to a collaboration between industry and University of Guelph researchers. Ontario FangZheng Agriculture Enterprises along with researchers from U of G’s Ridgetown Campus recently unveiled the one-hectare trial rice crop growing on a farm west of Chatham. “This is the first Canadian commercial …