Advanced Facility for Avian Research
Predator fear factor unlocks PTSD secrets

Predator fear factor unlocks PTSD secrets

The fear predators inspire in their prey can leave long-lasting traces in the brains of wild animals, comparable to effects seen in humans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a Western-led study.

AFAR-filmed ‘The Messenger’ flies into theatres

AFAR-filmed ‘The Messenger’ flies into theatres

Canadian Screen Award nominee The Messenger, which explores the uncertain fate of songbirds, and was partially filmed at Western’s Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR), will show this weekend at London’s Hyland Cinema. Western Biology professor and AFAR...

Animal Care chair embraces new role as overseer

Animal Care chair embraces new role as overseer

It’s not that its practices are particularly reticent – they’ve just been seldom discussed. That is, until now. Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professors Nagalingam (Raj) Rajakumar and Timothy Regnault hope to engage members of the Western community – and...

Novel power source may take flight soon

Novel power source may take flight soon

The beating of a bird’s wings may soon be all the power Western Biology professor Chris Guglielmo needs to generate limitless data on his feathered friends.

AFAR researchers bring songbird plight to CBC

AFAR researchers bring songbird plight to CBC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-eKQMK0YwM Western researchers, in association with Canadian documentary filmmaker Su Rynard, are sounding the alarm about the mass depletion of songbirds in the Americas in a new film, debuting on CBC this week. SongbirdSOS debuts at...

Study: Battle of the sexes is for the birds

Tired jokes about men, women and sense of direction have existed since the dawn of time. A new study at Western, however, has shown female brown-headed cowbirds perform spatial tasks better than their male counterparts.

ORF announces backing for six projects

ORF announces backing for six projects

Six London-based research teams – five based at Western, one at the Lawson Health Research Institute – will share more than $7.4 million from the Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure (ORF-RI) program to further their discoveries. London North Centre MPP Deb Matthews announced the grants this morning at Robarts Research Institute.

Advanced tech takes flight to track migratory birds

Advanced tech takes flight to track migratory birds

What exactly happens when migratory birds travel from Point A to Point B, and all the stops and starts along the way? Those are questions a new $3.4 million project led by Western’s Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR) hopes to answer.