New uSask facility to study effects of disease, climate change on birds

August 15, 2016

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan will strive to answer questions about the effects of pollution, disease, and climate change on bird populations from within the school’s new Facility for Applied Avian Research. Funding for the facility was part of a $10.4M federal grant to support more than 57 scientists and students at the school. Facility Director Christy Morrissey said that in addition to protecting wildlife, the centre has immediate practical consequences for humans. “Things like crop pollination and pest control. Mosquitoes. These are all things that birds control and do for us without paying them a dollar,” Morrissey said. CBC | Global News