• 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 

Mon Jan 12 – Research talk by Alejandro Frid @UVic

We are excited to be hosting Dr. Alejandro Frid, lab colleague and science coordinator

De-centering the academy: our favourite reads

As a follow up to our December discussions with the Ecology@UVic group, we

Hakai Research Exchange

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


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 @loretobgude: Picture of the Day: NASA’s SDO Captures its 100 Million Image of the Sun http://t.co/8fnSzcKjq0 http://t.co/bz8Ur5p9KI RT @TwistedSifter"
8 hours ago
"RT @DirectlyAffectd: Good Groundswell memories @ChrisDarimont @heiltsukvoice in @patagonia #YVR with @Raincoast and @DirectlyAffectd http:/…"
20 hours ago
"I love #SuperBowl Only because there are fewer people #surfing, & I get more waves But to each his own"
"RT @speakup4sci: MT @Gordon_Hoekstra: @uvic Env Law Centre reps denied entry to release of @MtPolley mine at #BC legislature. http://t.co/k…"
2 days ago
"RT @Nancy_Baron: @NickDulvy @HakaiInstitute @ChrisDarimont @SFU #WFellows has some lively tweeters who can coach others eg @Aerin_J Others …"
2 days ago
"RT @AmandaConsSci: @NickDulvy @HakaiInstitute @ChrisDarimont @Raincoast @SFU we'll see! I was reluctant too, but @Nancy_Baron gave me that …"
2 days ago
"RT @HakaiInstitute: . @ChrisDarimont @Raincoast + @HakaiInstitute colleague Jon Moore at @SFU too! Must be something in the BC Central Coas…"
2 days ago
"RT @Aerin_J: "Could someone pass the googly eyes?" #ACSLab hard at work @uvic! With @BirdAtHeart @jonaki_b #ThursdayNightScience http://t.c…"
2 days ago
".@HakaiInstitute-@Raincoast lab triple honours: @KyleArtelle @Aerin_J & @jonaki_b receive Wilburforce Fellowships! http://t.co/ZuTU879JXo"
2 days ago
"RT @nceas: Congrats to the 20 newly named Wilburforce Fellowship in Science Communications @Nancy_Baron @compass http://t.co/c1kOfQ0DJ0"
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