• 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 

Hats off to a great Heiltsuk bear research crew!

We’re nearing the end of our spring research season and what a year

Notes from the Field – Spring in the Great Bear Rainforest

Spring is a special time for the research crews at Raincoast. Across the

Cascades Carnivore Connectivity Project - marten
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


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


Photo of the day

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"RT @timbray: Forest-fire smoke over Howe Sound, from the Sechelt fire, like a sci-fi novel cover. http://t.co/ubSKTFjaT8"
14 hours ago
"RT @CTVVancouver: Thick smoke obscured the skies in Howe Sound. Photo: @philpostro. Share photos/video #CTVFireLine http://t.co/E3XNmgmiBE"
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"RT @penguinstorm: Forest Fire smoke, likely from the Squamish area, is tinting West Vancouver’s sky orange this morning http://t.co/ALUKx4U…"
15 hours ago
"RT @KateGajdosik: Wildfire smoke blankets the Lower Mainland this morning. Downtown Vancouver barely visible @GlobalBC http://t.co/Y3WvHN…"
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"RT @CarolineHFox: Japanese scallop fisherman to reunite with his long-lost boat in Klemtu, BC, four years after tsunami http://t.co/hEU8TY7aEQ"
"RT @billmckibben: Fire season in WA state has never begun 'so early or so forcefully.' 'Unprecedented.' http://t.co/oUHcvlKJU1 http://t.co…"
"RT @LegoAcademics: “This isn’t the paper I wanted to read. Write a different one.” -Peer Reviewer 2. http://t.co/97NYX7kAUs"
"RT @wolfnbearhugger: Enjoying @mec #Paddlefest @JerichoSailing #YVR come say hello to @Raincoast #ExploreBC from the water like @normhann h…"
"RT @SFriedScientist: July 4th, 2013: 8 deaths and 11,400 fireworks-related injuries. You are far more likely to be hurt by fireworks than s…"
"RT @MrAhmednurAli: The quality of #HealthCare you receive likely depends on your skin color http://t.co/hGZ2zdwUKM via @HuffingtonPost http…"