Alexandra’s fledglings

28 04 2016

Alexandra‘s first Guelph graduate students defended last week: Chantal LeBlanc (in the picture with me — I’m chairing — and second from the left in the second photo), and MadiIMG_0685son Kozak (in the middle of the second photo).

The pair did related projects on how young chickens navigate ramps and tiered structures, to try and work out how to design safe, easy to-use aviaries. Their very complementary (and complimentary) examiners, who spent their whole day on the back-to-back defences, were UMontana’s Bret Tobalske and HHNS’s Lori Vallis.