All of Raincoast’s published scientific papers, abstracts, and conference proceedings.
Published on 2017.08.30 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature
Researchers from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the University of Victoria have shed new light on what satisfies hunters. Reporting in the peer-reviewed journal Wildlife Society Bulletin, they found that the dominant satisfaction expressed in online hunting stories is achievement…
Published on 2017.08.24 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature
This paper, lead by scientists at Simon Fraser University and co-authored by two Raincoast biologists, finds that Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy has failed to improve the conservation of Pacific salmon since its adoption in 2005…
Published on 2017.07.28 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature
Building on Raincoast’s five years spent surveying marine mammals on the BC coast, a new approach to linking environmental conditions with marine mammal densities has identified hotspots of marine mammal biodiversity…
Published on 2017.07.24 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature
Using BC as a case study, this paper develops a framework for examining risk to oil spills faced by marine mammals. We found that in BC, killer whales (residents and transients), sea otters, and Steller sea lions face the greatest risk of population level consequences, but that many BC marine mammals are at elevated risk…
Published on 2017.06.22 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature
New dietary study reveals salmon hotspots for grizzly and black bears across 700,000 square kilometres
Published on 2017.03.28 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature
Just days before the controversial trophy hunt of grizzly bears resumes in BC on April 01, science offers new insight into the human super predator…
Published on 2016.09.09 | by Raincoast | in 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…
Published on 2016.05.17 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature
New study from Raincoast and partners finds that when salmon abundance is low, human conflict with bears increases.
Published on 2016.05.09 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature
A letter by Raincoast researchers published in Ocean & Coastal Management documents the controversy around the commercial ‘roe herring’ fishery.
Published on 2016.03.02 | by Raincoast | in 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.
Published on 2016.01.06 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature
Distribution and abundance estimates from five years (seven seasons) of marine mammal survey in BC’s coastal waters.
Published on 2015.08.20 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature
A study by Raincoast scientists just released in the journal Science identifies humans as the planet’s super predator…