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A hike in Glendon: report on trail and riverbank state.

On a frizzing and wet Wednesday afternoon (about -2°C), precisely on November 23rd, we decided to take the shuttle bus to Glendon campus to take some photographs for the blogpost assignment. We were assigned both segment 4 of the Don’s … Continue reading

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Chain of extinction in Plant biodiversity Loss

Since my part of the presentation about loss of plant biodiversity (Friday 11/11) was a bit bad because I had too many things to say and was hiding behind my messy notes, it might have been a bit difficult to … Continue reading

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The Case of the Prickly Pear Cactus

A few weeks ago, in Population and Community Ecology class (BIOL 3170), in a context of the effects of predation on populations, we learned about a particularly wide-spreading species: the prickly pear cactus. This common name refers to some species … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterfly and Swallow-wort

During our guided hike to Glendon campus with Dawn, we discovered some non-indigenous plant species like Canada thistle (not a Canadian species, despite its name) and, as I have a keen interest in butterflies, the case of the swallow-wort (or … Continue reading

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My summer at Le Naturoptère in France

This summer I did an internship for one month at an insect museum (sort of) called Le Naturoptère (here) presenting exhibitions about plants and insects to the public, located in the south of France, at Sérigan-du-Comtat (hometown of the famous … Continue reading

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