• 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 

Hats off to a great Heiltsuk bear research crew!

We’re nearing the end of our spring research season and what a year

Notes from the Field – Spring in the Great Bear Rainforest

Spring is a special time for the research crews at Raincoast. Across the

Cascades Carnivore Connectivity Project - marten
Fri Mar 27 – Research talk by Robert Long in Geography Speaker Series

Our research group is very excited to host Dr. Robert Long to speak


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.





mountaineers foundation


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"RT @burt_jenn: Another day another science dive! Looks like a shopping spree at the ocean mall! #dayattheoffice @HakaiInstitute http://t.co…"
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"RT @GradElitism: Maslow 2.0. http://t.co/rVQXG92Adp"
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"RT @GradElitism: "I have been far more productive than anticipated this summer. I am so proud of myself." —No Academic Ever"
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"RT @GradElitism: Academia: where no matter what time of the year you look at the calendar, you think "oh no.""
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"RT @CityMetric: From the archive: Still our favourite road use protest, in Latvia, last October http://t.co/rMr8i60Uh0 http://t.co/vTLqNW8b…"
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"RT @SURFER_Magazine: Niccolo Porcella, and the most terrorizing lip ride to date. PHOTOS: http://t.co/mRw29FsLkS http://t.co/nsIBNPRN9b"
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"RT @washingtonpost: There have been 204 mass shootings — and 204 days — in 2015 so far http://t.co/kvqiLeaLl3 http://t.co/lUE1j6MM04"
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"RT @WilliamHousty: @ChrisDarimont exactly right. We can better manage things like grizz habitat together, b.c. The Gov't models don't work …"
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"RT @WilliamHousty: Pretty cool story, what a find by the Gitgaat GW http://t.co/n9t0mS7LgV"
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"RT @mychaylo: PM Harper goes for a very expensive photo op stroll with Clark at taxpayers expense to talk BC fires #canpoli #bcpoli http://…"
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