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Driscoll & Chan, Assessing fisheries nutrient yields

Driscoll, J. and K.M.A. Chan (2023). “Assessing fisheries nutrient yields: The Northwest Atlantic, 1950–2014.” Ambio 52: 271–284. Doi: 10.1007/s13280-022-01795-z

4 CHANS Lab students become Public Scholars!

  Four CHANS Lab graduate students, Anna Santo, Dana Johnson, Jo Fitzgibbons, and Dan Forrest, joined UBC Graduate & Post-doctoral Studies’ Public Scholars Initiative. This program supports UBC doctoral students whose research extends beyond the academy, and beyond traditional disciplinary approaches, to have a tangible impact for the public good through collaborative, action-oriented, and/or creative […]

Julia Craig’s bat research covered in Vancouver Sun

The story by Tiffany Crawford was titled, “UBC researcher rides bicycle around Vancouver to study how city affects bats”. Julia is now on a cross-continental bike tour of South America.

Ashli Akins defends her PhD

Congratulations to Ashli for her exceptional PhD Defence today for her dissertation entitled, “Pampa and Pallay : the paradox of culture and economy in the Andean mountains”. It was a pass with no revisions (save a typo). Dorothy Nason and Jon Beasley-Murray were university examiners, Nancy Turner was on Zoom, Mark Turin in absentia, and co-supervisors Wade Davis and Kai Chan asking their own questions and those of external examiner Graham Dutfield at Leeds.

Eyster et al., Perennial polycultures boost bird diversity in the US Midwest

Eyster, H.N., D.S. Srivastava, M. Kreitzman and K.M.A. Chan (2022). “Functional traits and metacommunity theory reveal that habitat filtering and competition maintain bird diversity in a human shared landscape.” Ecography 2022(11): e06240. Doi: 10.1111/ecog.06240

Eyster et al., Not just the Big Five: African tourists and bird diversity

Eyster, H.N., R. Naidoo and K.M.A. Chan (2023). “Not just the Big Five: African ecotourists prefer parks brimming with bird diversity.” Animal Conservation 26(4): 428-442. Doi: 10.1111/acv.12816

Driscoll et al., Net negative nutrient yields in a bait-consuming fishery

Driscoll, J. and K.M.A. Chan (2022). “Net negative nutrient yields in a bait-consuming fishery.” Environmental Research Letters 17(8): 084024. Doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac82c0

Julia Craig defends her MSc thesis

Congratulations to Julia for her excellent MSc thesis defence for her thesis entitled, “Prime Real Estate: How Urban Landscape Variables Influence Bat Activity in Vancouver, Canada”. Her examination committee included Matt Mitchell, Cori Lausen, and external examiner Cole Burton. Daniel Forrest, Harold Eyster, and Dana Johnson were also collaborators. Bravo, Julia!

Eyster et al., Human action theories

Eyster, H.N., T. Satterfield and K.M.A. Chan (2022). “Why people do what they do: An interdisciplinary synthesis of human action theories.” Annual Review of Environment and Resources 47(1): 725–751. Doi: 10.1146/annurev-environ-020422-125351

Colton Stevens defends his MSc thesis

Congratulations to Colton for his excellent defence of his Master’s research entitled, “Walking the Walk: Outdoor recreation predicts sustainability actions alongside environmental attitudes, values, and beliefs“. Rashid Sumaila served as external examiner, and Terre Satterfield and Dave Hardisty were committee members. Bravo, Colton!