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Published Scientific Literature
Raincoast is a team of scientists and conservationists that undertakes primary research and publishes peer-reviewed science to inform our conservation objectives. As an evidence based, conservation science organization (science ENGO), that operates a research lab, research field station and a research/sailing vessel, we are unique in Canada.
Raincoast’s in-house scientists, collaborating graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors make us unique among conservation groups. We work with First Nations, academic institutions, government scientists and other NGOs to gather information and build support for decisions that protect marine and terrestrial ecosystems, their components and processes. We conduct applied, process-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research that has immediate and relevant utility for the conservation debate and the collective body of scientific knowledge.
The ecology of conflict
New study from Raincoast and partners finds that when salmon abundance is low, human conflict with bears increases…
Fear of large carnivores causes a trophic cascade
Raincoast PhD candidate, Justin Suraci and colleagues publish study from BC’s Gulf Islands on the role of fear in maintaining healthy ecosystems…
Updated marine mammal distribution and abundance estimates for British Columbia
Distribution and abundance estimates from five years (7 seasons) of marine mammal survey in BC’s coastal waters
The human super predator revealed
A study by Raincoast scientists just released in the journal Science identifies humans as the planet’s super predator…