The Centre for Wildlife Ecology is a collaboration between Simon Fraser University and Environment Canada. Its mission is:
- to foster high quality, graduate training and research
- to conduct basic and applied research in wildlife ecology
- to provide knowledge and personnel that will help Environment Canada and other agencies meet the challenges of conservation in the 21st century.
NEWS from the CWE
The Coast Reporter caught up with CWE researchers David Green and Lena Ware on the hunt for these clownish orange-billed shellfish crackers! Satellite radios placed on the birds' backs will give us information on where they roam over the next 3 years.
CWE alumna Willow English's work on Red Phalaropes is featured on "The Nature of Things" in an episode called 'Stay At Home Animal Dads'. Phalarope males incubate eggs and raise chicks with no help from the mother. The episode was written in part by another CWE alumna, Lesley Evans Ogden, now a freelance popular science journalist.
In August, under the smoky skies of Vancouver, hundreds of ornithologists flocked to the International Ornithological Congress. This gaggle of CWE grads was spotted on the plaza during the opening ceremonies, and many presented talks and posters during the meeting.
CWE grad student Simón Valdez-Juárez published a paper in Condor documenting a preference by non-breeding Yellow Warblers for agricultural habitats over natural forest in Mexico. The paper was featured in the blog of the American Ornithological Society.