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Lauren Henson, Raincoast Fellow

Lauren Henson is a PhD student in the Raincoast Applied Conservation Science Lab. She’s a molecular biologist integrating traditional laboratory and field based science and applying molecular techniques to the ecological questions of large carnivore conservation. She’s committed to the idea that good science is community driven, conducted and motivated.

Her research focuses on utilizing genetic and genomic techniques to elucidate the evolutionary, geographic and resource factors driving grizzly and black bear population structure along the interior to coastal ecotone of British Columbia. She is supported in this work by a MITACS accelerate internship in partnership with Raincoast Conservation Foundation. Her work is also in partnership with Kitasoo, Xai’xais and Gitga’at nations, with field work conducted in their territories.

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