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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….”

Martone et al., Tourism benefits associated with sea otters in coastal BC

Martone, R.G., R. Naidoo, T. Coyle, B. Stelzer and K.M.A. Chan (2020). “Characterizing tourism benefits associated with top-predator conservation in coastal British Columbia.” Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems n/a(n/a). url

Singh et al., Scientific shortcomings in environmental impact statements internationally

Singh, G.G., J. Lerner, M. Mach, C.C. Murray, B. Ranieri, G.P. St-Laurent, J. Wong, A. Guimaraes, G. Yunda-Guarin, T. Satterfield and K.M.A. Chan (2020). “Scientific shortcomings in environmental impact statements internationally.” People and Nature n/a(n/a). url

Tadaki, “Is there space for politics in the environmental bureaucracy?”

Tadaki, M. (2020). “Is there space for politics in the environmental bureaucracy? Discretion and constraint in Aotearoa New Zealand’s Ministry for the Environment.” Geoforum. url

Chapman et al., A payment by any other name … (PES)

Chapman, M., T. Satterfield, H. Wittman and K.M.A. Chan (2020). “A payment by any other name: Is Costa Rica’s PES a payment for services or a support for stewards?” World Development 129: 104900. url