Christina Service

I am a PhD candidate with the ACS lab. I am passionate about applied, community-driven conservation science. My current work in the Great Bear Rainforest is centered around the traditional territory of the Kitasoo/Xai-xais First Nation where I collaborate with the community of Klemtu to address locally meaningful research questions.  My 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). I hope to unravel the impacts these species have on each others’ salmon consumption, an exceptionally valuable resource for which humans also compete.  My work is supported by an NSERC CGS (Alexander Graham Bell Supplement), 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.

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Remote camera photo of a two grizzly subadults investigating a sampling site in Heiltsuk Territory

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