As last year’s returning wild Pacific salmon headed upstream, scientists spawned a thought-provoking proposal about how taking less salmon might bring more benefits to both ecosystems and economies…
Raincoast Science Director Chris Darimont has a feature article posted at The Cleanest Line blog on the Patagonia website. Check it out…
Paquet, P.C., and C.T. Darimont. 2010. Wildlife conservation meets animal welfare: two sides of the same coin? Animal Welfare 19: 177-190. Animal Studies Repository Research Gate Abstract Human activities deprive wild animals of their life requisites by destroying or impoverishing their surroundings, causing suffering of individuals. Yet, the notion that animal welfare applies to wildlife…
Although Dr. Chris Darimont initially made his mark with seven years of cutting edge research on BC’s coastal ‘rainforest wolves,’ he actually specializes in all large carnivores, not just Canis lupus.
By Judith Lavoie, Victoria Times Colonist Predatory behaviour of humans is causing some species to shrink at an unprecedented rate, says a Victoria research scientist whose study has been deemed one of the top science stories of last year.
Island Tides By Chris Darimont and Misty MacDuffee How do salmon declines affect coastal bears? And how much salmon is required to sustain wildlife? These are questions that many people are asking
Raincoast’s Chris Darimont speaks to CFAX. Adam Sterling of CFAX Radio interviews Raincoast’s Dr. Chris Darimont on coastal wolves and the affect that human interference has had on their breeding behaviours on Vancouver Island. Find the audio source file here (MP3).
Darimont, C.T., S.M. Carlson, M.T. Kinnison, P.C. Paquet, T.E. Reimchen, and C.C. Wilmers. 2009. Reply to Koons: Harvest-related trait changes in an increasingly variable world. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (On-line Letters).
Darimont, C.T., S.M. Carlson, M.T. Kinnison, P.C. Paquet, T.E. Reimchen, and C.C. Wilmers. 2009. Human predators outpace other agents of trait change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106: 952-954. Human Predators in pdf
Darimont, C.T., P.C. Paquet, and T.E. Reimchen. 2009. Landscape heterogeneity and marine subsidy generate extensive niche variation in a terrestrial carnivore. Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 126-133 Diversity in wolves pdf
Muñoz-Fuentes, V., C.T. Darimont, R.K. Wayne, P.C. Paquet, and J.A. Leonard. 2009. Ecological factors drive genetic differentiation in British Columbia gray wolves. Journal of Biogeography. Munoz et al 2009.pdf
Muñoz-Fuentes, V., C.T. Darimont, R.K. Wayne, P.C. Paquet, and J.A. Leonard. 2009. The genetic legacy of extirpation and re-colonization in Vancouver Island wolves. Conservation Genetics. Conservation Genetics 2009 pdf