Welcome to the Wildlife Coexistence Lab at UBC!
We are a group of researchers in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Our research is focused on human-wildlife coexistence across multiple species and scales, with a particular emphasis on large-bodied terrestrial mammals.
The lab is led by Dr. Cole Burton, Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Resources Management, and Canada Research Chair in Terrestrial Mammal Conservation.
WildCo PhD’s x2!!
April 13, 2023
We are absolutely thrilled to share that Dr’s Cheng Chen and Cindy Hurtado both successfully defended their PhDs last Thursday! Cindy and Cheng were some of the original WildCo Lab members, and are the first PhD students to come out of WildCo! Cheng’s thesis research focused on using a global camera trap dataset to look […]
New Papers on Great Ape Biology & Conservation
March 24, 2023
We study a broad range of wildlife species and are happy to share two recent publications co-authored by WildCo researcher Jacqui Sunderland-Groves on Critically Endangered great apes. As great ape populations continue to decline across their range understanding their basic biology, current distribution and abundance is crucial for planning effective conservation actions. Check out these […]
New Lab Paper: Behavioral “bycatch” from camera trap surveys yields insights on prey responses to human-mediated predation risk
September 26, 2022
We are so excited to share this paper investigating how human disturbance is affecting predator-prey relationships in Alberta’s boreal forest. We were able to use previously collected camera trap data to assess behavioural responses of prey species, moose (Alces alces), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), and caribou (Rangifer tarandus) in areas with differing levels of industrial […]
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