• 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.





mountaineers foundation


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"RT @ELCuvic: @ELCuvic Chris Tollefson part of post-film panel tonight @Ocean_Networks @ChrisDarimont #ReachingBlue #salishsea http://t.co/J…"
20 hours ago
"RT @matvic: Talking about LNG tax act as a Generational Sellout @AJWVictoriaBC Town Hall #yyj #bcpoli http://t.co/CfjqPm8dem"
"RT @UVicGeog: B.C. admits it lacks resources to track gaps in oil-spill responses http://t.co/B1UBKbRYgy"
"RT @algaebarnacle: Sunset at low tide, waves washing over surfgrass, the only intertidal flowering plant (genus Phyllospadix) #NatHist http…"
"RT @Sierra_BC: Tune in now to @cfax1070 to hear Mark Worthing chatting about bats and the #Flathead #bioblitz. http://t.co/Vl8IRrNttk @OrcaCedarbough"
"RT @Love_forests: Definitely the most amazing photo we have seen in ages.... http://t.co/ymeFAS59aq"
"RT @ScienceInsider: Pope supports big bang, evolution - Science/AAAS | News http://t.co/9acWKUih55 http://t.co/TQs1TLruC1"
2 days ago
"RT @mashable: Photographer documents the death of real-life conversation. http://t.co/h1belFI71U http://t.co/I9IJCD9wkb"
2 days ago
"RT @UVicAnthro: Big, old, fat, fertile (or fecund) female fish, or BOFFFFs, keep fisheries afloat http://t.co/fG3ZZvI4ts"
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