• 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 to our brand new website for our fledgling lab.  Take a peek around.  You might notice that we have been busy doing what we love: science that matters. Please consider following our work on Twitter: @ChrisDarimont (and @mtncypress too).  Also check out our YouTube channel, which we are populating this year.

Recent News 

Bear work in Heiltsuk Territory – Guest blog by Ayla Brown

“So what are you doing anyways?” People have been asking me this a

Raeside wolf
Relax – this ain’t the mainland

Well, we might have predicted that our newest paper would attract some ‘creativity’

Jess Housty and I on the "Westside" of Calvert Island. I likely just had said something for which friendly ridicule was justified
Safety First. Ridicule Second.

Two things I know as Truth: 1. Since I became a father, I


Our lab owes its existence to the foresight and generosity 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


Photo of the day

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"RT @pablo069eh: The buck stopped here today at 2020 … the stud of Mt Tolmie #yyj @YYJSelect in my backyard. http://t.co/c2Qp1PEmTU"
23 minutes ago
"RT @Vit_Sea: Study Confirms Grizzlies Living on Unprotected Coastal BC Islands http://t.co/2e7MFvrAgM HT @ChrisDarimont @Raincoast"
19 hours ago
"RT @TheDailyShow: #TDSBreakingNews Smartphone apps claim to repel mosquitoes. Mostly because mosquitoes are hopeless with new technology. ##NaturesGrandmas"
23 hours ago
"RT @carsinogenic: Why I'm cancelling my Canadian Geographic subscription | Vancouver Observer http://t.co/xgUHUZVDsV #cdnpoli"
"RT @number_three: We laughed at this image in today's #dcbeacon bootcamp! #KickClippyToTheCurb http://t.co/d43SoQNnP4"
"RT @hillarysyoung: What does wildlife decline mean to the planet? check out our new paper! http://t.co/3LNz4YNt32 #science"
"RT @kim_davies12: Our team at Dalhousie/UVic has been funded though @MEOPAR_NCE to work on whale/habitat/vessel strike issues."
"RT @heiltsukvoice: A nod from Gabriolan.ca: Heiltsuk First Nation uncovers grizzly bear ‘highway’ in coastal BC http://t.co/Zwwf5q8GUx cc. @WilliamHousty"
"RT @heiltsukvoice: A blurb in Science on @WilliamHousty's bear research! http://t.co/j1rQLRVTQu Grizzlies, salmon, trophy hunting, and #indigenous"