I first joined the Applied Conservation Science team as an NSERC undergraduate Directed Studies student. More recently, my role as the ACS Lab Manager and Research Associate had me overseeing daily research operations and lab logistics, including preparing samples for stable isotope analysis, volunteer coordinating, and co-leading our lab’s contribution to the Nuxalk Bear Study (part of the Central Coast First Nations Bear Working Group). Currently, I am pursuing a Masters degree as a Raincoast Conservation Fellow. Broadly I am interested in human-wildlife relationships. This work has two dimensions. First, I use an animal welfare perspective to examine how wildlife scientists interact with animals they study. I will complement this work with field-based research on bears in service of the Nuxalk Nation addressing a question yet to be determined. My work is made possible through the support of Raincoast Conservation Fellowship program and the University of Victoria, Department of Geography. I am grateful for our ongoing partnership with the Nuxalk Stewardship Office, Nuxalk Territory.
Field, K. A., Paquet, P. C., Artelle, K., Proulx, G., Brook, R. K., Darimont, C. T. In review. Publication reform to safeguard wildlife from researcher harm.
Artelle, K.A., Bourbonnais, M., Reynolds, J.D., Paquet, P.C., Adams, M.A., Bryan, H.M., Field, K.A., Service, C.N., Darimont, C.T. In review. Culturally important focal species: grizzly bear spatial capture-recapture finds Great Bear Rainforest protection gaps