Research at the CWE

The Centre for Wildlife Ecology has a diverse and active roster of research projects, much of it involving graduate students. Our personnel work mostly in British Columbia, but projects also take place far afield, in places from the Arctic to the South Pacific. In keeping with our Mission Statement much of our work is collaborative conservation research with Environment Canada, and other agencies. Much of this is focused on priority areas, but our faculty, students and adjunct members are also engaged in basic research, as well as long term projects.

Research Areas

CWE Recent Publications

King, M.D., J.E. Elliott and T.D. Williams. 2021. Effects of petroleum exposure on birds: A review. Sci. Total Environ. 755(Part 1): 142834

Hipfner, J.M., M. Galbraith, D.F. Bertram and D.J. Green. 2020. Basin-scale oceanographic processes, zooplankton community structure, and the diet and reproduction of a sentinel North Pacific seabird over a 22-year period. Prog. Oceanogr. 182: 102290.

Hope, D.D., D.B. Lank, P.A. Smith, J. Paquet and R.C. Ydenberg. 2020. Migrant semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) have over four decades steadily shifted towards safer stopover locations. Frontiers Ecol. Evol. 8: 3 .

Martin, M., A. Drake, C.A. Rock and D.J. Green. 2020. Latitudinal gradients in some, but not all, avian life history traits extend into the Arctic. Ibis 162: 801-813. DOI 10.1111/ibi.12789.