How to Protect the Rainforest

[The Brain Scoop theme song] Corine: So, Emily, this is one of the trees that was cut down here. This is about 2 meters in diameter. It’s just a huge tree that, who knows, may be 2000 years old. Emily: Wow. Corine: Yeah. And cut down for timber. And this is one of the sort […]

Wildlife Biologist – Career Spotlight

I absolutely love being outdoors, getting to study new species [group of animals] all the time. Learning about how they affect the ecology [animals and their surroundings] of an environment [where the animals live] is fascinating to me. Conservation really means protecting wildlife and when I say wildlife, I’m not just referring to animals, but […]

What Is Sustainability?

So what is Sustainability? You’ve probably heard the term sustainability in some context or another. Maybe you’ve used some product or service that was labeled as sustainable, or maybe you’re aware of some campus or civic organization that focuses on sustainability. You may recognize that sustainability has to do with preserving or maintaining resources. We […]

Eyes in the Wild – Researchers Revealed

At UBC here I run the wildlife coexistence lab where we study interactions between people and different kinds of wildlife. We focus mainly on large bodied terrestrial mammals, species that that tend to get a lot of public attention sometimes called charismatic megafauna. Animals like caribou or grizzly bears, wolves many different types of species […]

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