Carleton University’s Roslyn Dakin has been awarded the George A. Bartholomew Award from the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB).  This prize is the most significant award for young investigators in this field.

“This was some great news,” said Dakin, professor in the Department of Biology. “This award gives me an opportunity to highlight our research on bird flight and behaviour to the broader scientific community — it’s hugely exciting and challenging to be featured in the virtual conference.”

Dakin’s lab investigates animal behaviour and how it evolves. One of her current lines of research is on animal flight, a behaviour that is both physiologically challenging and critical for survival. The biology of flight has broad implications because animals can achieve agility that far surpasses what can currently be achieved technologically. The study of flight behaviour can also inform wildlife conservation for many declining aerial birds, bats and insects.

Each year, the George A. Bartholomew Award recognizes a young investigator for distinguished contributions to comparative physiology and biochemistry or to related fields of functional and integrative biology. The award offers the awardee the opportunity to communicate this research in a special lecture at this year’s SICB conference.

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