• 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 

Memebers of the ACS Lab bear grins with #grizzlybars…

In the midst of prepping bear hair samples for stable isotope analysis, we

With field season upon us, the herring spawn has finally arrived in Heiltsuk Territory…

There’s an excitement in the air this time of year. We’re weeks away


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 coastal wolves investigating a sampling site in Kitasoo/Xai'xais Territory. In collaboration with Spirit Bear Research Foundation.

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"RT @plunkert: My first cover for The New Yorker entitled "Blowhard." https://t.co/OjnjELalVP"
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"RT @CFNGBI: We have been clear killing bears for sport is not part of our culture. https://t.co/GuIlF0PGiA"
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"RT @CFNGBI: Kudos to our hardworking & dedicated Central Coast Bear Working Group @heiltsukvoice @DNeasloss Megan Moody @bearsforeverbc @Wi…"
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"RT @CFNGBI: A big thank you & kudos to the Wuikinuxv bear working group for its hard work and dedication to end trophy bear hunt @JennWalkus"
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"RT @AJEnglish: Barack Obama's anti-racism social media message breaks record for most Twitter likes https://t.co/zOY2VxCAg7 https://t.co/3X…"
"RT @heiltsukvoice: Is this important? Yes, but some thoughts to follow. B.C. government putting an end to the grizzly bear trophy hunt htt…"
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"RT @heiltsukvoice: And this measure comes into effect AFTER the upcoming fall hunting season. Some bears, between now and Nov. 30, are stil…"
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"RT @heiltsukvoice: Is this progress? Hell yes. Because trophy hunting is a contravention of Indigenous law. Provincial law has a lot of cat…"
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"Into the 21st Century and aligning with millennia-old Indigenous law of the land in the GBR https://t.co/G4dFEJbxZ5"
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