• 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 

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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

Fri Mar 6 – Research talk by Eric Peterson @UVic

We are very pleased to host Eric Peterson, Co-Founder and President of the


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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