Daniel Karp is a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow in the CHANS lab at the University of British Columbia. He will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at UC Davis in January 2017. Daniel completed his Ph.D. in 2013 and undergraduate studies in 2009 at Stanford University. After his Ph.D., Daniel spent two years as NatureNet Science Fellow at the Nature Conservancy and UC Berkeley.
Daniel’s interests center on developing innovative methods for harmonizing food production with the conservation of ecosystem services and biodiversity. His research thus focuses on developing innovative solutions for reconciling conservation activities with food production practices. His research program has four thrusts. First, he develops and applies ecological theory to understanding and managing biodiversity in human-dominated landscapes. Second, he quantifies the effects of alternative agricultural practices on biodiversity-mediated ecosystem services to people. Third, he investigates how identifying tradeoffs among biodiversity and ecosystem services can inform development of multifunctional landscapes. Finally, Daniel works extensively with interdisciplinary scientists and practitioners to synthesize science and guide policy.