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Scientific Literature

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


Coastal bird populations and Big Oil

Published on 2017.05.12 | by Raincoast | in Marine Mammals & Birds

Times Colonist: Raincoast studies helped put nails in the coffin of the Northern Gateway pipeline. Excerpt for the book “At sea with the marine birds of the Raincoast by Dr. Caroline Fox…

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

Published on 2016.09.09 | by Raincoast | in Marine Mammals & Birds, 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

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

A pair of raccoons in the dark sit in a tree.

Published on 2016.03.02 | by Raincoast | in 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

Published on 2016.01.06 | by Raincoast | in Marine Mammals & Birds, 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

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

Wolves splash around in an intertidal zone of the Great Bear Rainforest

Published on 2015.07.14 | by Raincoast | in Animal Welfare, 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

A wolf with cubs

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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