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Cam Bullen defends his Master’s

Cameron defended his Master’s thesis about Steller’s sea cows entitled, “A Marine Megafaunal Extinction and Its Consequences for Kelp Forests of the North Pacific“. Congratulations, Cam!

Jo Fitzgibbons selected for the Governor General’s Gold Medal by the University of Waterloo

Jo received this great honour for her Master’s research, which explored the process and politics of planning for urban resilience under the supervision of Dr. Carrie Mitchell.

Ashli Akins featured in National Geographic

Ashli Akins was interviewed by National Geographic about the challenges of running an NGO during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ashli runs Mosqoy in Peru, protecting intangible cultural heritage associated with weaving.

Singh et al., Mapping cumulative impacts to coastal ecosystem services in BC

Singh, G.G., I.M.S. Eddy, B.S. Halpern, R. Neslo, T. Satterfield and K.M.A. Chan (2020). “Mapping cumulative impacts to coastal ecosystem services in British Columbia.” PLOS ONE 15(5): e0220092. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220092

Aspen Ono defends her Master’s

Aspen defended her Master’s, entitled “The Canadian Outdoors from the Perspective of Recent Immigrants in Metro Vancouver: Nature Nurtures Newcomers“. Aspen was co-supervised by David Boyd. Congratulations!

Díaz et al., Investments’ role in ecosystem degradation—Response

Díaz, S., J. Settele, E.S. Brondízio, H.T. Ngo, A. Pfaff, S. Polasky, J. Agard, A. Arneth, P. Balvanera, K.A. Brauman, S.H.M. Butchart, K.M.A. Chan, L.A. Garibaldi, K. Ichii, J. Liu, S.M. Subramanian, G.F. Midgley, P. Miloslavich, Z. Molnár, D. Obura, A. Purvis, J. Razzaque, B. Reyers, R.R. Chowdhury, Y.-J. Shin, I. Visseren-Hamakers, K.J. Willis and C.N. Zayas (2020). “Investments’ role in ecosystem degradation—Response.” Science 368(6489): 377-377. Doi: 10.1126/science.abb6019

Kai gives a BES Ecology Live webinar

Kai helped kick off the British Ecological Society’s Ecology Live webinar series, with >760 attendees. Kai talked about “Transforming Supply Chains to Save Nature: Relational Values and a Community of Heroes”. YouTube

Chapman et al., How value conflicts infected the science of riparian buffers

Chapman, M., T. Satterfield and K.M.A. Chan (2020). “How value conflicts infected the science of riparian restoration for endangered salmon habitat in America’s Pacific Northwest: Lessons for the application of conservation science to policy.” Biological Conservation 244: 108508. url

Kai’s Commentary in Global News re: COVID-19

On April 12, Kai published an article titled, “How the coronavirus pandemic is a symptom of bigger problems“.

It begins, “I worry about COVID-19 and the sweeping economic harm it is bringing, but I worry far more if nothing big changes….”