Advanced Facility for Avian Research


photo: Roi Gurka and Adam Kirchhefer

Welcome to AFAR
Infrastructure for Studies of Bird Physiology, Neurobiology and Behaviour

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Read about AFAR in the January 2011 Science Magazine

AFAR is a world-class facility at the University of Western Ontario for interdisciplinary studies of birds.

Understanding how birds adapt their reproductive and migratory strategies to environmental pressures requires detailed knowledge of how their neural and physiological systems respond to changes in the environment.

Researchers at AFAR come together from a variety of disciplines to explore how birds work, and how they respond to their environment.