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Kai is named to the RSC College of New Scholars

Kai Chan was named as one of 70 new members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Karp et al. show that agriculture erases climate-driven bird diversity in Costa Rica

Climate change and habitat conversion to agriculture are working together to homogenize nature, indicates a study in the journal Global Change Biology led by Danny Karp during his postdoc at CHANS Lab…. (see more here).

Harold Eyster wins an International Doctoral Fellowship

Harold was awarded one of UBC’s new International Doctoral Fellowships. Congratulations, Harold!

Alejandra Echeverri wins a Killam Doctoral Scholarship

Alejandra was awarded the prestigious Killam Doctoral Scholarship at UBC. Congratulations, Ale!

Kai, Emily, Mollie, Paige argue to re-imagine incentive schemes

In a new paper, CHANS lab folks (plus Kristjan Jespersen) proposed to re-imagine incentive programs to encourage values of responsibility, not to buy behaviour change. Full citation: Chan, K.M.A., E. Anderson, M. Chapman, K. Jespersen and P. Olmsted (2017). “Payments for ecosystem services: Rife with problems and potential—for transformation towards sustainability.” Ecological Economics 140: 110-122. Doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.04.029

Ale Echeverri wins the Les Lavkulich Outstanding Leadership and Service Award

Congratulations to Alejandra Echeverri Ochoa for winning IRES’ Les Lavkulich Outstanding Leadership and Service Award for her crucial contributions to RES, IRES, and also to the global community (e.g., through the COP13 process of the Convention on Biological Diversity)!

Ed Gregr wins the Freda Pagani Outstanding PhD Thesis Award

Congratulations to Edward Gregr for winning IRES’ Freda Pagani Outstanding PhD Thesis Award for his dissertation, which he defended in August 2016!

Alejandra Echeverri makes an intervention at COP13 in Cancún

After presenting with Kai in the Science Forum at the 13th Conference of the Parties (for the Convention on Biological Diversity) in Cancún, Mexico, Alejandra made an intervention to the Parties on behalf of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network.

Ashli Akins joins CHANS Lab as a PhD student

Ashli works in Peru, including with the NGO she founded, Mosqoy. She’s in her third year at the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program and the Liu Institute, co-supervised by Wade Davis and with committee members Mark Turin and Nancy Turner. She holds a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Graham McDowell awarded a Vanier CGS

Graham McDowell was awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for his doctoral studies focused on high-mountain social-ecological systems.

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