• 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 that matters. 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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Hakai Team Seeking Graduate Students and Postdocs

Greetings Scholars. A multidisciplinary team of people from the Hakai Beach Institute, the

Bear work in Heiltsuk Territory – Guest blog by Ayla Brown

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

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Relax – this ain’t the mainland

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


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 @Raincoast: Indigenous students at #uvic Can u help @ChrisDarimont @DrCamOwens re-imagine what Geography ought 2 b? Tomorrow First Peopl…"
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"RT @Raincoast: With some good #wolf #news in #wyoming Aldo Leopold's essay comes to mind @ChrisDarimont #thinking like a #mountain http://thttp://t.co/X12wMYP8RH"
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"RT @UVicGeog: Come Mix 'n' Mingle with us tomorrow! @ChrisDarimont @DrCamOwens http://t.co/FEtjrU8yim"
"RT @Raincoast: New research supports @Raincoast calls for #fisheries allocations for #wildlife @Duffling @ChrisDarimont @mtncypress http://http://t.co/qTzkv81f68"
"RT @Raincoast: Mama #Grizzly bear with 3 cubs just being @bearsforeverbc thank you @spiritbearbc @Raincoast @uvic @ChrisDarimont https://t.https://t.co/fZ7P7pynCa"
".@CoyoteDreams - Thx 4 helping plan Mix-n-Mingle at #uvic First Peoples House this Wed 1130. Food. Maps. Ideas. What a combo! @UVICNSU"
".@Qatuwas - can u spread word about @UVicGeog Mix-n-Mingle this Wed 1130 First Peoples House pls? @UVicSocialSci @DrCamOwens"
"RT @UVICNSU: @MyUVic @Seamuspmc fyi mount doug returned to its actual name PKOLS (pkawls) by local First Nations #uvic #yyj"
"Indigenous students at #uvic - Can u help us re-imagine what Geography ought 2 b? Mix-n-Mingle this Wed. First People's House 1130 @UVICNSU"
".@UVICNSU - can u help spread the word about Mix-n-Mingle hosted by @UVicGeog this Wed pls? First Peoples House 1130-100."