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Bullen et al., Ghost of a giant

Bullen, C.D., A.A. Campos, E.J. Gregr, I. McKechnie and K.M.A. Chan “The ghost of a giant – Six hypotheses for how an extinct megaherbivore structured kelp forests across the North Pacific Rim.” Global Ecology and Biogeography n/a(n/a). Doi: 10.1111/geb.13370

Alberto Campos is a 2021 Vanier Scholar!

On July 15th the three federal granting agencies announced the results of the 2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Congratulations to Alberto Campos for receiving this highly competitive scholarship.

Cam Bullen wins the Freda Pagani award

Congratulations to Cameron Bullen for receiving the Freda Pagani Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award for his thesis entitled, “A marine megafaunal extinction and its consequences for kelp forests of the North Pacific“!

Make COVID-19 Vaccination Mandatory at Universities?

On CHANS Lab Views, Kai weighs arguments for and against mandatory vaccination at universities, and considers alternatives. He concludes that purely voluntary approaches may be easy solutions, but they are likely not the fairest. He proposes to change the default, at least: make vaccination expected.

CHANS Lab has a new banner

Thanks to Colton Stevens for the beautiful photo and the editing!

McDowell et al, Lived experiences of ‘peak water’

McDowell, G., M. Koppes, L. Harris, K.M.A. Chan, M.F. Price, D.G. Lama and G. Jiménez (2021). “Lived experiences of ‘peak water’ in the high mountains of Nepal and Peru.” Climate and Development: 1-14. Doi: 10.1080/17565529.2021.1913085

Buxton et al., Key info needs for biodiversity in Canada

Buxton, R.T., J.R. Bennett, A.J. Reid, … (43 additional authors including K.M.A. Chan) (2021). “Key information needs to move from knowledge to action for biodiversity conservation in Canada.” Biological Conservation: 108983. Doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.108983

Ono et al., Nature nurtures newcomers

Ono, A.J., D.R. Boyd and K.M.A. Chan “Acculturation as an ecosystem service? Urban natural space supports evolving relational values and identity in new female migrants.” People and Nature n/a(n/a). Doi: 10.1002/pan3.10188

Kai coauthors UN report “Making Peace with Nature”

Kai coauthors UN report “Making Peace with Nature”

Kai joined Ivar Baste and Sir Bob Watson and other Section Leads to coauthor the UNEP report “Making Peace with Nature“. This new 2021 report synthesizes major assessments from IPCC, IPBES, the Global Environmental Outlook and more to provide a blueprint for meeting the planet’s linked environmental challenges.

Tam et al., Measuring behavioral social learning

Tam, J., T. Waring, S. Gelcich, K.M.A. Chan and T. Satterfield (2021). “Measuring behavioral social learning in a conservation context: Chilean fishing communities.” Conservation Science and Practice n/a(n/a): e336. Doi: 10.1111/csp2.336