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

Jones, T., J.K. Parrish, W.T. Peterson, E.P. Bjorkstedt, N.A. Bond, L.T. Ballance, V. Bowes, J.M. Hipfner, H.K. Burgess, J.E. Dolliver, K. Lindquist, J. Lindsey, H.M. Nevins, R.R. Robertson, J. Roletto, L. Wilson, T. Joyce and J. Harvey. 2018. Massive mortality of a planktivorous seabird in response to a marine heatwave. Geophysical Research Letters 45: 3193-3202.

English, P.A., D.J. Green and J.J. Nocera. 2018. Stable isotopes from museum specimens may provide evidence of long-term change in the trophic ecology of a migratory aerial insectivore. Frontiers Ecol. Evol. 6: 14. .

Weiser, E.L., R.B. Lanctot, S.C. Brown, H.R. Gates, R.L. Bentzen, J. Bety, M.L. Boldenow, W.B. English, S.E. Franks, L. Koloski, E. Kwon, J.-F. Lamarre, D.B. Lank, J.R. Liebezeit, L. McKinnon, E. Nol, J. Rausch, S.T. Saalfeld, N.R. Senner, D.H. Ward, P.F. Woodard and B.K. Sandercock. 2018. Environmental and ecological conditions at Arctic breeding sites have limited effects on true survival rates of adult shorebirds. Auk 135: 29-43.