It’s hard to believe that summer has flown by, but here we are starting another academic year! A sure sign of the changing season is the new student orientations at UBC, such as the Forestry JumpStart tours that stopped by the Wildlife Coexistence lab to learn about our wildlife research projects from Joanna KvB and […]
Two new papers have recently been published by Cole and colleagues that highlight the varied effects of anthropogenic disturbances on larger mammals in Alberta’s boreal forests. Mary Toews published one of her M.Sc. thesis chapters in the Journal of Environmental Management (Toews, M. F. Juanes and A.C. Burton. 2018. Mammal responses to the human footprint vary […]
The spring semester finished off well for the WildCo Lab. Erin Tattersall and Joanna Klees van Bommel were both awarded prestigious NSERC CGSM awards. Aisha Uduman also received an award from the Rufford Foundation as she embarks on field work in Sri Lanka for her M.Sc. research on leopard-livestock coexistence. Congratulations to all! And a big […]
Congratulations to Joanna Klees van Bommel, who was just awarded an Early Career grant from the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration! This grant will help Joanna pursue her M.Sc. thesis field research on human-carnivore coexistence on southern Vancouver Island — we’re all excited to see the results (including more cougar and black […]
WildCo was very well represented at the annual meeting of the Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society in Lethbridge. Joanna played a major role in organizing the conference, bringing in high-profile plenary speakers such as Dan Simberloff, and presenting her hot-off-the computer results on multispecies density modelling to support caribou conservation. And Erin took home […]
In February, Erin, Aisha and Joanna (KVB) represented WildCo at the 2018 Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference (PEEC) in beautiful Bamfield, BC. They made sure terrestrial mammal conservation was getting attention at this venue, with a talk and two posters on caribou conservation and human-carnivore coexistence!
We had a productive summer, with Erin, Jo, Dacyn and Deandra working hard on collecting, organizing and analyzing wildlife data and literature (Jo has kept all the lab computers running full throttle on her Bayesian SCR models!). The fall 2017 semester is now ramping up and the excitement and energy of new people, projects, […]
The Wildlife Coexistence Lab is up and running, as of January 2017. Check back soon for more news …