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Trees soaking up less carbon than expected, study finds

August 30, 2010 by Lab Canada Guelph, ON – Scientists and policy-makers hoping to use forests to naturally soak up increasing amounts of carbon dioxide may have overestimated the role of trees as carbon sinks, according to a new study by University of Guelph researchers. Contrary…
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Meeting to bring together world’s top conservation biologists

June 21, 2010 by Lab Canada Edmonton, AB – Conservation biology takes centre stage in Edmonton during the first week of July as the University of Alberta hosts the world’s most important international meeting for conservation professionals and students. More than 1,700 attendees from around the…
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Genome BC collaborates with Chile and Norway to sequence salmon genome

January 4, 2010 by Lab Canada Vancouver, BC – The economically important, environmentally sensitive Atlantic salmon species will have its genome fully sequenced, thanks to an international collaboration involving researchers, funding agencies and industry from Canada, Chile and Norway. Genome BC is partnering with the Chilean…
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Plant genome projects get $2.4M in funding

October 23, 2009 by Lab Canada Saskatoon, SK – Four Genome Prairie research projects have received a total of $2.4 million in funding from Saskatchewan’s ministry of agriculture. The projects include flax genomics and the commercialization of agricultural products. Funding for the flax project, called Total…
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Arctic research receives $1M boost with graduate fellowship

October 20, 2009 by Lab Canada Kingston, ON – A $1-million graduate fellowship announced today is focused on training a new generation of world-class researchers on Arctic environmental issues. The TD Bank Financial Group Graduate Fellowship in Arctic Environmental Issues at Queen’s University will foster graduate…
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Nine new national strategic research networks launched by NSERC

September 24, 2009 by Lab Canada Hamilton, ON – The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced funding for nine new strategic research networks across the country, providing them with a total of $45 million support over five years. The networks encompass fields including…