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Raincoast is a team of scientists and conservationists that undertake primary research and publishes peer-reviewed science to inform our conservation objectives. As an evidence-based, conservation science organisation (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 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.

Our 2012 PLoS paper uses grizzlies to assess harvest impacts of sockeye fisheries. It’s an example of how ecosystem objectives can be considered in salmon management.

 

Recent Papers

Persistent Organic Pollutants in British Columbia’s Grizzly Bears: Consequence of Divergent Diets

Christensen, J.R., MacDuffee, M., MacDonald, R.W., Whiticar, M., Ross, P.S. 2005. Persistent Organic Pollutants in British Columbia's Grizzly Bears: Consequence of Divergent Diet. Environmental Science and Technology 39: 6952-6960. View ...
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Fish Farm Link to Sea Lice Infections on B.C. Wild Salmon Confirmed

Martin Krkos­ek, Centre for Mathematical Biology, Depts. of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. The paper described here is published in the Proceedings of ...
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Connectivity where the land meets the sea

Paquet, P.C., C.T. Darimont, F. M. Moola, and C. Genovali. 2005. Connectivity where the land meets the sea - preserving the last of the best. Wild Earth 14: 21-25 (Peer ...
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Range expansion by moose into coastal temperate rainforests of British Columbia, Canada

Darimont, C.T., P.C. Paquet, T.E. Reimchen, and V. Crichton. 2005. Range expansion by moose into coastal temperate rainforests of British Columbia, Canada. Diversity and Distributions 11: 235-239. View the paper ...
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Predators in natural fragments: foraging ecology of wolves in British Columbia’s central and North Coast archipelago

Darimont, C.T., M.H.H. Price, N.N. Winchester, J. Gordon-Walker, and P.C. Paquet. 2004. Predators in natural fragments: foraging ecology of wolves of British Columbia's central and north coast archipelago. Journal of ...
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Foraging behaviour by gray wolves on salmon streams in coastal British Columbia

Darimont, C.T., T.E. Reimchen and P.C. Paquet. 2003. Foraging behaviour by gray wolves on salmon streams in coastal British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Zoology 81: 349-353. View the paper in ...
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Intra-hair stable isotope analysis implies seasonal shift to salmon in gray wolf diet

Darimont, C.T., and T.E. Reimchen. 2002. Intra-hair stable isotope analysis implies seasonal shift to salmon in gray wolf diet. Canadian Journal of Zoology 80: 1638-1642. View the paper in PDF ...
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The Gray Wolves, Canis Lupus, of British Columbia’s Central and North Coast: Distribution and Conservation Assessment

Darimont, C.T., and P.C. Paquet. 2002. The Gray Wolves, Canis Lupus, of British Columbia's Central and North Coast: Distribution and Conservation Assessment. Canadian Field-Naturalist 116: 416-422. View the paper in ...
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