Posts Tagged: Advanced Facility for Avian Research

Fear of predators causes PTSD-like changes in brains of wild animals

August 7, 2019

Fear can be measured in the brain and fearful life-threatening events can leave quantifiable long-lasting traces in the neural circuitry of the brain with enduring effects on behaviour, as shown…

Mercury linked to ‘dramatic’ decline of migratory songbirds in North America

April 12, 2018

New findings from Western University support the scientific opinion that mercury is one of the determining factors for the dramatic declines of many migratory songbird populations across North America. In…

New study shows traffic noise can affect brain and learning ability in birds

August 26, 2016

An international study led by researchers at Western University’s Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR) has shown that birds living in congested cities are greatly affected by persistent traffic noise…