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Ashli Akins is 1 of 3 finalists for the SSHRC Talent Award

Winners will be announced in Ottawa October 3. Congrats for making it this far, Ashli!

Emily Anderson defends her PhD

Emily defended her PhD entitled, ““Market” Participation for Development and Environmental Sustainability: Costa Rican Dairy Markets and Payments for Ecosystem Services”. Congratulations, Emily!

Adrian Semmelink defends his MSc

Adrian defended his MSc thesis entitled, “Gaps between farmer and government officials views of best management practices: cracks or canyons?” Congrats, Adrian!

Kai helps launch new BES journal People and Nature

Kai Chan is a Lead Editor for People and Nature, the new journal of relational thinking from the British Ecological Society. The journal will be open access, deeply interdisciplinary, rigorous, innovative, and run by a reputable professional society (not a for-profit publisher).

Ale Echeverri wins the Raja Rosenbluth Award

Alejandra Echeverri won the Raja Rosenbluth Award for Women in Biological Sciences, a prestigious UBC award given to one female graduate student each year for her leadership in science. Congrats, Ale!

Liz Williams wins Freda Pagani award

Liz Williams won the Freda Pagani Outstanding MA Thesis award, an IRES award for our best Master’s thesis of the year. Congratulations, Liz!

Kai wins a Killam Research Fellowship

Kai was awarded a UBC Killam Research Fellowship for his upcoming sabbatical in 2018-9. Click here for more details.

Rocío López joins CHANS Lab

Rocío López, a new PhD student supervised by Kai, joined IRES and CHANS Lab in January 2018. Welcome, Rocío!

Kai kicks off new public lecture series at Vancouver Aquarium

Tue Jan 23 @ 7pm, Kai will talk about, “Seeking Justice Amidst Complexity: Sea Otters, Poachers, Kelp, and Coastal Communities” in the free Ocean Matters series. http://www.vanaqua.org/experience/events/annual-and-upcoming-events/monthly-public-lectures

Kai and Casey Chiu publish an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun

Creating a whale sanctuary is not as easy as it sounds“. Casey is an undergrad who was in ENVR 430; this op-ed began as an assignment in that class.

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CHANS Lab Mission and Research Overview:

Our mission is to conduct cutting-edge analysis and modelling of social-ecological systems, for both fundamental insight and application to real-world practice and transformation--to enable the just treatment of current and future people and the natural world. Our work in the natural sciences focuses on including humans and evolution in ecological research, including modeling and diverse empirical analysis. Our work in the social sciences explores the just treatment of current and future generations, developing novel approaches to management and governance, and informing the relevance of our natural science work. Our lab is addressing the above mission through a diverse set of integrative and overlapping research foci:
  • Ecosystem Services (mechanistic analysis, mapping and socio-cultural value elicitation)
  • Cumulative Effects (risk assessment, policy, modeling)
  • Social-Ecological Systems (characterization and modeling of dynamics, vulnerability and adaptive capacity)
  • Science Engagement (motivations, barriers, measurement)
  • Integrative Sustainability (impact mitigation, from ecosystems to producers and consumers)

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