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Chan et al., Relational values: what are they, and what’s the fuss about?

Chan, K.M.A., R.K. Gould and U. Pascual (2018). “Editorial overview: Relational values: what are they, and what’s the fuss about?” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 35: A1-A7. Doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2018.11.003

A new open-access journal from the British Ecological Society, Kai as a Lead Editor

Kai & others launch People and Nature

As a lead editor (with Kevin Gaston EIC, Emilie Aimé as Managing Editor), Kai helped launch People and Nature, a new open-access journal from the British Ecological Society. Practice-oriented, deeply interdisciplinary, rigorous, boundary-crossing and envelope-pushing–see the opening editorial.

Gaston et al., “People and nature—A journal of relational thinking”

Gaston, K.J., E. Aimé, K.M.A. Chan, R. Fish, R.S. Hails and C. Maller. (in press). “People and nature—A journal of relational thinking.” People and Nature 0(0). Doi: 10.1002/pan3.7

Jax et al., “Caring for nature matters”

Jax, K., M. Calestani, K.M.A. Chan, et al. (2018). “Caring for nature matters: a relational approach for understanding nature’s contributions to human well-being.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. Doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2018.10.009

Kai is listed among the Highly Cited Researchers of 2018

Kai was one of Clarivate Analytics’ Highly Cited Researchers 2018, a list that “recognizes world-class researchers selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.”

Marc Tadaki defends his PhD

Marc Tadaki successfully defended his PhD in Geography entitled, “Filling the Void: Struggles over Implementing Freshwater Policy in Aotearoa New Zealand”, co-supervised by Trevor Barnes and Kai Chan. Congratulations, Marc!

Cameron Bullen wins two UBC Spring Graduate Awards

Cam Bullen was awarded the James Robert Thompson Fellowship and the R.E. McKechnie Graduate Scholarship. Congrats, Cam!

Cameron Bullen and Aspen Ono join CHANS Lab

Cam will be doing a MSc, cosupervised by Ed Gregr. Aspen will be doing a MA, co-supervised by David Boyd. Welcome, Cam and Aspen!

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!

Gregr et al., “Why less complexity produces better forecasts”

Gregr, E.J., D.M. Palacios, A. Thompson and K.M.A. Chan (2018). “Why less complexity produces better forecasts: An independent data evaluation of kelp habitat models.” Ecography 0(ja). Doi: 10.1111/ecog.03470