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Scientific Literature

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


Marine birds and chronic oil pollution on Canada’s Pacific coast

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Published on 2016.09.09 | by Raincoast | in Publications, Scientific Literature

Chronic oil pollution is a serious issue in BC. More oil enters the global marine environment from low-level human activities than catastrophic oil spills. Evidence also suggests that these chronic level spills collectively kill more birds than catastrophic spills…

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The ecology of conflict

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Published on 2016.05.17 | by Raincoast | in Grizzly Bears, Publications, Salmon

New study from Raincoast and partners finds that when salmon abundance is low, human conflict with bears increases…

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Fear of large carnivores causes a trophic cascade

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Published on 2016.03.02 | by Raincoast | in Large Carnivores, Publications, Scientific Literature

Raincoast PhD candidate, Justin Suraci and colleagues publish study from BC’s Gulf Islands on the role of fear in maintaining healthy ecosystems…

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Updated marine mammal distribution and abundance estimates for British Columbia

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Published on 2016.01.06 | by Raincoast | in Marine Mammals, Publications, Scientific Literature

Distribution and abundance estimates from five years (7 seasons) of marine mammal survey in BC’s coastal waters

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The human super predator revealed

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Published on 2015.08.20 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases, Scientific Literature

A study by Raincoast scientists just released in the journal Science identifies humans as the planet’s super predator…

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Poisoning Canada’s wolves with strychnine is unacceptable: journal comment

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Published on 2015.07.14 | by Raincoast | in Coastal Wolves, Opinion Editorials, Scientific Literature

Raincoast scientists publish a comment in the Cambridge journal ‘Environmental Conservation’: the use of strychnine to poison wolves is unacceptable.

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Maintaining Ethical Standards during Conservation Crises

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Published on 2015.02.11 | by Raincoast | in Coastal Wolves

Raincoast scientists publish response to paper advocating Alberta’s wolf cull in the name of caribou recovery. It addresses the ethics and science of the approach and methods that were published in Canadian Journal of Zoology, November 2015…

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Publication Summary

Published on 2015.01.26 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature

List of Raincoast’s peer-reviewed journal publications produced by our wolf, wild salmon, grizzly and marine programs to 2014

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Hunted wolves are under stress

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Published on 2014.11.18 | by Raincoast | in Coastal Wolves, Publications

Journal Paper: Heavily hunted wolves have higher stress and reproductive steroids than wolves with lower hunting pressure…

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