• Overlapping Niches

    Overlapping Niches

    Much of our work examines how wildlife and humans compete over shared resources, such as salmon.

  • Where the Land Meets the Sea

    Where the Land Meets the Sea

    We explore questions related to biogeography and marine-terrestrial interactions.

  • Community-Engaged Research

    Community-Engaged Research

    Central to our work are relationships with the people, communities and Indigenous Nations of the BC coast.

  • As if Animals Mattered

    As if Animals Mattered

    We develop and apply an emerging principle in wildlife studies: taking animal welfare into the wild.


Welcome.  Take a peek around.  You might notice that we have been busy doing what we love: science inspired by nature, people, and place.

Please consider following our work on Twitter: Subscribe to ‘Hakai-Raincoast ACS Lab‘ list on Twitter or find us directly (e.g., @ChrisDarimont). Also check out our YouTube channel and our media page.

Recent News 

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Conservation Week Livestreaming

We are offering livestreaming for Michael Soulé’s lecture on Wed Nov 18, 4:00-5:30pm

Acknowledging inequalities in conservation science

  Every month, our Ecology@UVic discussion group has a theme. This November is

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Conservation Week at UVic – Full Schedule

  What is ‘conservation biology’ in 2015? What has it accomplished, and how


Our lab owes its existence to the foresight and investments of the Tula Foundation and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation (and those that fund Raincoast).  Investors in our work – which is frightfully expensive - are big and small.  They include those who keep us caffeinated, form partnerships with us, provide in-kind assistance and/or make significant financial contributions (namely, Tula and Raincoast). Although one major donor family wishes to remain anonymous, we honour them in spirit and show gratitude to others listed below.





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Photo Of The Day

Remote camera photo of a bear family investigating a hair snag site in Kitasoo/Xai'xais Territory. In collaboration with Spirit Bear Research Foundation.

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"RT @brandyyanchyk: Can't wait to share the #humpback #whales comeback in the series #CoastalRevival with @whalepoint on May 2nd. https://t.…"
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"This will be first class. A must see https://t.co/2osLeKCQD8"
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"RT @Aerin_J: @SCBMarine Wowee! Hmm, maybe recent paper w @CarolineHFox @ChrisDarimont Paul Paquet on BC #herring fishery: https://t.co/hsaQhq98oM"
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"RT @HakaiInstitute: A new digital guide to coastal wildlife in BC #ExploreBC #NatHist https://t.co/IpKgQqhtJ1 via @VancouverSun https://t.c…"
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"RT @BStarzomski: Check out our free biodiversity field guide app. 700+ species in the Great Bear Rainforest https://t.co/gDNmC85MLF https:/…"
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"RT @BStarzomski: Central Coast Biodiversity Android App: https://t.co/AjSlrQsRXf #bccoastspecies #ExploreBC #NatHist #uvic @UVicENVI https:…"
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"RT @BStarzomski: Central Coast Biodiversity iPhone App: https://t.co/7uaQFcNCBh #bccoastspecies #ExploreBC #NatHist #uvic @UVicENVI https:/…"
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"RT @CSEE2016: Talk & poster contribution deadline extended to May13! No abstract req'd! Website to be updated soon. https://t.co/8TmdNE3Mj5@CSEE_SCEE"
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"RT @AcademicsSay: "If you never get rejected, you are not aiming high enough." - @LGTummers"
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