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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”. Daniel Forrest, Harold Eyster, and Dana Johnson were collaborators, and her examination committee included Matt Mitchell, Cori Lausen, and external examiner Cole Burton. 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): null. 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!

The IPBES Values Assessment is approved by plenary

The Values Assessment of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services was released, with the message that “Decisions Based on Narrow Set of Market Values of Nature Underpin the Global Biodiversity Crisis“. News coverage included an article in Nature and this one in The Guardian, among many others. Kai Chan served as a chapter Review Editor.

Campos et al., Steller’s sea cow uncertain history

Campos, A.A., C.D. Bullen, E.J. Gregr, I. McKechnie and K.M.A. Chan (2022). “Steller’s sea cow uncertain history illustrates importance of ecological context when interpreting demographic histories from genomes.” Nature Communications 13(1): 3674. Doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-31381-6

Fish et al., People and nature: The emerging signature of a relational journal

Fish, R., K.M.A. Chan, C. Maller, R.S. Hails, E. Aimé and K.J. Gaston (2022). “People and nature: The emerging signature of a relational journal.” People and Nature 4(3): 592-595. Doi: 10.1002/pan3.10339

Alberto Campos coauthors new IUCN manual on privately protected areas

Alberto Campos coauthors new practical guidelines for people managing privately protected areas that were recently released by the IUCN NL Land Acquisition Fund and American Bird Conservancy.

Lliso et al, Nature’s disvalues

Lliso, B., D. Lenzi, B. Muraca, K.M.A. Chan and U. Pascual (2022). “Nature’s disvalues: what are they and why do they matter?” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 56: 101173. Doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2022.101173 (Free access: