• 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 to our brand new website for our fledgling lab.  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, which we are populating this year.

Recent News 

Life is good for wolves that ignore the boundary between land and sea
Howard Humchitt’s Herring Wolf

Our long-time Raincoast colleague and friend, Howard Humchitt, sent some amazing photos last

When ‘scientific management’ ain’t…..

One of the reasons why we train to become conservation scientists is the

Snapshot 6 (3-15-2014 9-54 PM)
While you were away…

What happens in the field when we have packed up from the research


Our lab owes its existence to the foresight and generosity 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 @pacificwild: Canada expands outrageous grizzly trophy hunt » peoplesworld http://t.co/NwIxQo3KhK via @faisal_moola @bearsmatter @StopTheHunt"
11 hours ago
"RT @PLOSALM: @ChrisDarimont @KyleArtelle @JohnReynoldsSFU broader suite of metrics avail for your (i.e. all @PLOS) paper here: http://t.co/http://t.co/45GSEvphXl"
15 hours ago
"RT @masalapuri: The Ajay Masala Puri Daily is out! http://t.co/S9D08LlvCY Stories via @VanRealDeal @NaheedD @ChrisDarimont"
17 hours ago
"RT @TrevorABranch: Other examples of insane prices: 1st bluefin tuna auction, beluga caviar, price paid to hunt an endangered black rhino"
17 hours ago
17 hours ago
"Research paper by @UVicGeog & @Raincoast among top 95 percentile of coverage in media http://t.co/PevdJ9s5Iy @UVicSocialSci @KyleArtelle"
".@Raincoast peer-reviewed research on #grizz hunt among very most highly visible papers in media...ever http://t.co/PevdJ9s5Iy"
">2 million papers tracked by @altmetric. @KyleArtelle et al #grizzly hunt paper ranks top 95th http://t.co/PevdJ9s5Iy Thx, @Nancy_Baron!"
"So, checked out this @altmetric thing. Our @PLOSONE paper is...um..whoa! http://t.co/PevdJ9s5Iy @KyleArtelle @JohnReynoldsSFU"
"Howard Humchitt's Herring Wolf For real? Yup - magic in #Heiltsuk Territory Take a peek: http://t.co/Jpuhl3cf0F @Raincoast @heiltsukvoice"