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Scientific Literature

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


Updated marine mammal distribution and abundance estimates for British Columbia

Several Pacific white-sided dolphins burst from the water in a pod

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.

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The human super predator revealed

Montage of infographics on the human superpredator.

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…

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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 For the coast, 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 Scientific Literature

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

Wolves standing in the cross hairs of a gun sight

Published on 2014.11.18 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature

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

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Indigenous knowledge and science unite to reveal distributional shift in wildlife

Published on 2014.07.25 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature

Study by Raincoast and partners discusses the movement of grizzlies from BC’s mainland onto coastal islands in the journal PLOS ONE…

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Population genetic structure of gray wolves in a marine archipelago…

A wolf walks in the shallows, with a salmon in its mouth

Published on 2014.07.13 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature

Researchers find differences between BC’s coastal and mainland wolves. Published in BMC Ecology

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Time-delayed subsidies: Interspecies population effects in salmon

Salmon floating in a stream

Published on 2014.06.10 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature

New study from SFU and Raincoast shows the benefits from higher numbers of spawning pink and chum salmon on coho…

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Spawning pink and chum salmon provide benefits to coho

Published on 2014.06.09 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders, Scientific Literature

Research from SFU and Raincoast scientists shows juvenile coho salmon benefit from dining on the carcasses of spawning pink and chum salmon.

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When Science-Based Management Isn’t

Published on 2014.03.25 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature

Raincoast & SFU scientists just published a letter in the international journal SCIENCE. It calls out the BC gov’t for making politically motivated decisions and calling them ‘scientific’…

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Confronting uncertainty in wildlife management: performance of grizzly bear management

3 trophy hunters kneel behind a dead grizzly.

Published on 2013.12.01 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature

Raincoast scientists and partners reveal that the excess mortality in the BC grizzly hunt (ie killing more bears than is sustainable) may have occurred in up to 70% of cases examined.

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