Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University (commonly referred to as SFU) is a Canadian public research university in British Columbia with its main campus on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, and satellite campuses in Vancouver and Surrey.

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8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6
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Ancient clam gardens nurture food security

A three-year study of ancient clam gardens in the Pacific Northwest has led researchers, including three from Simon Fraser University, to make a discovery that could benefit coastal communities' food production. PLOS ONE, ...

dateMar 20, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Ruff courtship a matter of genes

(Phys.org) —A Simon Fraser University biologist who has spent three decades studying the ruff, a migratory shorebird, has found that its distinct approaches to courtship and mating are governed by genes and not influenced ...

dateMay 15, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Study says sharks/rays globally overfished

(Phys.org) —One quarter of the world's cartilaginous fish, namely sharks and rays, face extinction within the next few decades, according to the first study to systematically and globally assess their fate.

dateJan 21, 2014 in Ecology
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Discovering cell surface proteins' behaviour

(Phys.org)—A Simon Fraser University chemist is the lead author on a new paper that advances scientific understanding of the structure and function of glycoproteins, in particular the number and positioning of sugars on ...

dateFeb 06, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Feast or fancy? Black widows shake for love

(Phys.org) —A team of Simon Fraser University biologists has found that male black widow spiders shake their abdomens to produce carefully pitched vibrations that let females know they have "come a-courting" and are not ...

dateJan 16, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Controlling lion's share of lionfish

(Phys.org) —Three Simon Fraser University researchers and a recent graduate have co-authored the first study to demonstrate that beating back the fearsome lionfish will rejuvenate threatened native fish in the Bahamas and ...

dateJan 27, 2014 in Ecology
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