• 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 

Notes from the Field – Spring in the Great Bear Rainforest

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

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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

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Fri Mar 20 – Research talk by Caroline Fox in Geography Speaker Series

It our is great pleasure to announce that Dr. Caroline Fox, a Raincoast-NSERC


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 @StrimasMackey: DFO biologist on government muzzling of scientists and current fed govt's obstruction of science #scienceintegrity http:http://t.co/v6KEFKQnbg"
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"RT @marcohatch: #resilience class heads to clam gardens to talk about traditional food systems @HakaiInstitute @Clamgardeners http://t.co/0…"
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"RT @LetsFishSmarter: .@liberal_party & @JustinTrudeau Support your MPs’ motion to restore scientific integrity for public scientists! #cdnpoli"
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"RT @GradElitism: We should go for coffee sometime. *six months later* We should go for coffee sometime."
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"RT @planetepics: Never stop having fun http://t.co/gkTXbfsLv1"
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"RT @katiegibbs: Hard hitting cartoon on the state of science in Canada from @CH_Cartoon & @chronicleherald https://t.co/wH8EBUri8R #cdnpoli#cdnsci"
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"RT @HeiltsukCouncil: Heiltsuk Delegation off to meet with Gail Shea. Heiltsuk Nation will no longer be dismissed or ignored. http://t.co/os…"
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"RT @Raincoast: Mine pushed caribou into wolf turf | Vancouver 24 hrs http://t.co/nH6uFbN96e"
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"RT @MikeHudema: #Tarsands spill into ocean would be much 'tougher' to clean-up: scientists http://t.co/YiJiTwHQhh #cdnpoli #climate http://…"
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