Category Archives: Aerobiology

Canadian system for outdoor air monitoring


Aerobiology Research was first formed in 1994 to collect outdoor air samples and report on pollen and fungal spore levels. We started with 12 sites across Canada and now have 30 where samples are gathered and our laboratory analysis is &hellip Continue reading


Fall and Winter Allergies

inky cap mushrooms

Well, the outdoor allergy season is almost over and we will soon be finished doing collections and providing information to the public through our reports that we produce. The pollen in the air is generally at low levels or even &hellip Continue reading


What’s next for the allergy season?

Coprinus pseudoniveus - an inkcap

This cold spring brought a late season for the trees but this does not have any impact on what is going to happen in August and the fall for outdoor pollen and mold spores. There are many weeds that cause &hellip Continue reading

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The pollen season for 2014 – a Pollen Vortex?

Populus (Poplar)

I am going to do a follow up of my last post regarding the pollen season of 2014 and the cold spring that occurred. First I would like to refer to this term that has been used this season called &hellip Continue reading


Where is spring and the pollen allergy season?

Birch trees

We hear it all the time. When will winter be over? Well not only are people saying it but so are the trees. This winter the March weather has been very cold with lots of snow. April has begun with &hellip Continue reading


Aeroallergen Monitoring in Canada

BO sampler (2)

As I mentioned in my last blog, the study of aeroallergens depends highly on having data. Continue reading

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An Introduction to Aeroallergens


The reproductive phases of plants and fungi are one of the most important parts of their life cycle, and just as each have their growing seasons, so too do they have a reproductive season. Continue reading

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