• 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: @ChrisDarimont (and @mtncypress too).  Also check out our YouTube channel and our media page.

Recent News 

Hakai Research Exchange

We are excited to attend and present tomorrow at Hakai Institute‘s Research Exchange for

Reminiscing about a “beary” epic field season – by Lia Chalifour

Photos and reflections from visiting the forests of Heiltsuk Nation. All photos by


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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"RT @UVicNorth: Why We Might Just Win This Fight Against the Tar Sands http://t.co/SVjS0JEKTP"
10 hours ago
"RT @SustainableSFU: “Academics Against the #BurnabyMountain Pipeline” meeting at the corner of Centennial Way & Burnaby Mountain Parkway at…"
15 hours ago
"RT @wolfnbearhugger: The sound of drilling has been replaced by powerful drums of many Nations #BurnabyMountain filming @directlyaffectd ht…"
19 hours ago
"RT @Kamayaam: I'm not partial to the "fill the jails" approach, but I respect GC Stewart Phillip for backing up his words with actions. #BurnabyMountain"
19 hours ago
"RT @ColeSayers: respect to GC Stewart Philip, standing with the people. leading by example. FN leaders, take note. #BurnabyMountain"
19 hours ago
"RT @kekinusuqs: Thx @seashepherd 4 livestreaming so more people could be witness arrest of Grandchief StewartPhillip & Elder Amy George #BurnabyMountain"
19 hours ago
"RT @derrickokeefe: Elders w/ smiles & fists up in back of RCMP wagon, crowd saying "thank you!" #BurnabyMountain http://t.co/6d9a2R0vs5"
19 hours ago
"RT @rpanchasi: This is happening tomorrow on #BurnabyMountain http://t.co/kkmTuD78BJ"
"RT @RavenEcological: @ChrisDarimont @spiritbearbc & then there's wolves & bears that are just into having a whale of time :) http://t.co/Vshttp://t.co/Vsgf4kvjfB"
"RT @Green_Slate: Jean McLaren, 87, arrested today, escorted to police vehicle outside injuction area. #BurnabyMountain #respect http://t.co…"