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Why do leaves turn red in the fall?

The changing colour of leaves is an impressive annual spectacle, but it can make one wonder, why bother creating something so beautiful just before it withers away? Well that wonder exists in the scientific community as well, says one McMaster University professor, who said there are two prevailing theories, with no clear cut answer, on […]

Art Yeas 1955-2015

With great sadness we report the passing of Mr. Art Yeas, our greenhouse manager for 38 years. This year Art received the President’s Award for Outstanding Service, achieved regional and international attention for the Titan Arum blooms and the Panda meals. He has worked tirelessly for McMaster to promote interest in plant biology and biodiversity […]

Art Yeas wins President’s Award

We’d like to congratulate Art Yeas, for winning the President’s Award for Outstanding Service , which was awarded following a colourful encomium from Marvin Gunderman. Art has distinguished himself- and the Biology Greenhouse through initiatives that have engaged the campus and local community in benefiting from and learning more about exotic plants. In addition to […]

Titan Arum growing at Biology Greenhouse

A titan arum, which produces the largest unbranched “flower” of any plant, is preparing to enter its full 3 metre bloom late May at the McMaster Greenhouse. Its growing more than 10 cm a day, and is already an impressive sight. Follow the growth of this fascinating plant at http://www.macbiogreenhouse.ca/ and twitterfeed @MACGreenhouse

Dr. Joanna Wilson wins Women of Distinction Award

On April 16, 2015, YWCA Hamilton hosted the 39th annual Women of Distinction Awards. Dr. Joanna Wilson of the Biology Department was awarded in the category of Sciences or Technology. Dr. Joanna Wilson’s talents in basic and applied research combined with an ability to lead diverse stakeholders (scientists, students, industry, government) has contributed to mitigating […]

Catie Ivy wins the Scholander Award from the American Physiological Society

Congratulations to Catherine Ivy of the Scott lab for winning the Scholander Award at the 2015 Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston. The award is given to the student with the best poster in the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section of the American Physiological Society. The meeting hosted over 14,000 attendees from March 28-April 1.