Christina Service

Christina successfully defended her PhD in 2019.

Christina is passionate about applied, community-driven conservation science. Her work in the Great Bear Rainforest continues and is centered around the traditional territory of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation where she collaborates with the community of Klemtu to address locally meaningful research questions.  Her research involves using non-invasive research methods (passive hair snagging and remote cameras) to monitor the movement and diet of bear populations (both grizzly and black). She continues to unravel the impacts these species have on each others’ salmon consumption, an exceptionally valuable resource for which humans also compete. During her degree, her work was supported by an NSERC Vanier scholarship, plus in-kind and project support from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, the Spirit Bear Research Foundation , the Hakai Network and the Tula Foundation, and the Resource Stewardship Department of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais nation.