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Scientific Literature

All of Raincoast’s published scientific papers, abstracts, and conference proceedings.


Indigenous knowledge & science unite to reveal distributional shift in wildlife …

Grizz mom & cub-AW

Published on 2014.07.25 | by Raincoast | in Grizzly Bears

Study by Raincoast and partners discusses the movement of grizzlies from BC’s mainland onto coastal islands in the journal PLOS ONE…

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Population genetic structure of gray wolves in a marine archipelago…

salmon-eating wolves of the Pacific coast

Published on 2014.07.13 | by Raincoast | in Coastal Wolves

Researchers find differences between BC’s coastal and mainland wolves. Published in BMC Ecology

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Grizzly bears have colonized unprotected islands in the Great Bear Rainforest: Media Release

A grizzly bear sitting in the water in the intertidal zone

Published on 2014.07.05 | by Raincoast | in Grizzly Bears

A collaboration of wildlife scientists from Raincoast and UVic have published a study in the international peer-reviewed journal, PLOS ONE…

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Time-delayed subsidies: Interspecies population effects in salmon

Salmon floating in a stream

Published on 2014.06.10 | by Raincoast | in Salmon

New study from SFU and Raincoast shows the benefits from higher numbers of spawning pink and chum salmon on coho…

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Coastal wolves a whole different animal, study finds

Published on | by Raincoast | in Coastal Wolves, Wolves

Sarah Petrescu / Times Colonist
A study by Raincoast researchers affirms genetic, ecological and behavioural differences between coastal and mainland wolves living in close proximity to each other…

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Spawning pink and chum salmon provide benefits to coho

Mark's Pink salmon (c)

Published on 2014.06.09 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases, Salmon

Research from SFU and Raincoast scientists shows juvenile coho salmon benefit from dining on the carcasses of spawning pink and chum salmon.

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When Science-Based Management Isn’t

A.S.Wright-Faltering Light-low-wm

Published on 2014.03.25 | by Raincoast | in Grizzlies, Grizzly Bears

Raincoast & SFU scientists just published a letter in the international journal SCIENCE. It calls out the BC gov’t for making politically motivated decisions and calling them ‘scientific’…

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Confronting uncertainty in wildlife management: performance of grizzly bear management

grizzly trophy hunters

Published on 2013.12.01 | by Raincoast | in Grizzly Bears

Raincoast scientists and partners reveal that the excess mortality in the BC grizzly hunt (ie killing more bears than is sustainable) may have occurred in up to 70% of cases examined.

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Grizzly bear hunt not founded in science say Raincoast scientists

TC grizzly bearsSept 2012

Published on 2013.11.30 | by Raincoast | in Grizzly Bears

“Confronting Uncertainty in Grizzly Bear Management” is a paper published by Raincoast scientists and our partners that challenges the BC government’s claim of sound scientific management over its grizzly hunt.

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