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Lab Director

Dr. Lael Parrott
(PhD Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, McGill University)
Professor in Sustainability, Departments of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences and Biology, UBC Okanagan

Students

Matthias Baß, PhD Student
(Diploma in Biology, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern)
Project: Social-ecological network analysis and community resilience to mountain pine beetle outbreaks

Bruno Carturan, PhD Student
(Master in Oceanography, Université Aix-Marseille 2)
Project: Spatial modelling of resilience of coral reefs to human and natural disturbances
(co-supervised by Jason Pither, UBC)

Luke Crevier, PhD Student
(B.Sc. Honours in Biology, UBC)
Project: Modelling human-bear interactions for the resort municipality of Whistler, BC

Rachel Field, PhD Student
(MSc in Biology, Simon Fraser University)
Project: Planning for ecological resilience in multifunctional landscapes

Rob Friberg, PhD Student
(MA, Royal Roads University)
Project: Assessing community resilience to mountain pine beetle outbreaks
(in co-supervision with Kevin Hanna, Geography)

Theresa Loewen, MSc Student
(B.Sc. Earth & Environmental Sciences, UBC)
Project: Initiatives for biodiversity and ecosystem services conservation on agricultural land in the Okanagan

Shane Pedersen, MSc Student
(B.Sc. Earth & Environmental Sciences, UBC)
Project: An agent-based model for managing off-highway vehicles in a multi-use watershed

Fabian Cid Yanez, PhD Student
(M.Sc. Wood Sciences, Université Laval)
Project: Multi-objective management of the Boréal forest
(co-supervised by Frédéric Raulier, Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt, U. Laval)

postdoctoral fellows

Dr. Katey Kyle, Postdoctoral fellow
(M.Sc., Geomatics, U. Calgary, PhD UBC Geography)
Projects: Identification of priority conservation areas for maintaining wildlife habitat connectivity in the Okanagan Basin & Identification of priority areas for biodiversity conservation initiatives on agricultural land in the Okanagan

Dr. Dana Reiter, Postdoctoral fellow, Liber Ero fellow
(PhD, Queensland University of Technology)
Project: Production, protection, potential for co- benefit: Evaluating the Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands program in southwest Saskatchewan from the perspective of producers

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS & TECHNICIANS

 

Visiting Researchers 

 

* Recently graduated & moved on to meet new challenges *

Alexander Lake, BSc student

Shane Pedersen, BSc Student, graduated summer 2017
Project: Ecosystem services mapping for the Okanagan Valley

Dr. Rodolphe Gonzales, Post-doctoral fellow, completed April 2017
(PhD Université de Montréal, 2016)
Project: Mapping the social networks of stakeholder interactions for forest dependent communities

Corrie Allen, MSc Student, completed November 2016
(B.Sc. Honours in Biology, UBC)
Project: Identifying wildlife corridors in the Okanagan Basin using a focal species approach

Christopher Kyle, GIS Research Technician, part-time
(M.Sc., Geomatics, U. Calgary)
Projects: Identification of priority conservation areas for maintaining wildlife habitat connectivity in the Okanagan Basin & Identification of priority areas for biodiversity conservation initiatives on agricultural land in the Okanagan

Jessa Marley, Undergraduate Research Assistant
(B.Sc. Mathematics student, UBC)
Project: Individual-based modelling of the impacts of bear aware education programs on human-bear encounter rates
(in co-supervision with Dr. Rebecca Tyson)

Dallas Chelick, Research assistant
(Double Major, B.Sc. in Earth & Env. Sciences, B.A. in Economics)
Project: Conservation and stewardship on agricultural lands to preserve biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Okanagan Valley

Joe Salkeld, Undergraduate Research Assistant, completed April 2016
(B.Eng. student, UBC)
Projects: (1) Individual-based modelling of bear foraging movements and interactions with humans in Whistler, BC (2) Simulating the resilience of future forests in BC to mountain pine beetle outbreaks
(co-supervised by Dr. Rebecca Tyson)

Jonathan Bepple, MSc Student, completed April 2016
(B.Sc. Biology, The University of British Columbia)
Project: Simulating impacts of future land use scenarios on water demand for the City of Kelowna, BC

Rodolphe Gonzales, PhD student, completed March 2016
(M.Sc. Geography, Université de Montréal)
Project: Analysis of the social-ecological network of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
(Co-supervised by Prof. Wayne Meyer, Soil and Land Systems, University of Adelaide)

Dr. Amalesh Dhar (post-doctoral fellow, May 2014-April 2016)
(PhD in Forestry, Institute of Silviculture, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)
Project: Mapping the influence of mountain pine beetle outbreaks on ecosystem services

Dr. Li Xin (post-doctoral fellow, Feb 2015 – Jan 2016)
(PhD, College of Public Administration, Nanjing Agriculture University and Lecturer, School of Geodesy and Geomatics, Jiangsu Normal University)
Project: Multicriteria spatial optimization of future land use for the Okanagan Valley, BC

Jean-Sébastien Landry, PhD student (AT MCGILL UNIVERSITY), completed June 2015
(B.Sc. Physics; M.Sc. Environment, Université de Sherbrooke)
Project: Modelling the interactions between natural disturbances and climate in the Canadian Boreal forest.
(in co-supervision with Navin Ramunkutty, Dept. of Geography, McGill University)

Bruno Proulx, M.Sc. student, Completed January 2015
(B.Sc. Biology, Université de Sherbrooke)
Project: Study of humpback whale use of a marine sanctuary in the French Antilles

Corrie Allen, Undergraduate Honour’s Student, Completed April 2014
(B.Sc. Biology student)
Project: Agent-based modelling of jeep-cheetah interactions in the Maasai Mara
(in collaboration with Dr. William Bates, Biology, UBC)

Kristel Lucas, M.Sc. student, Completed, April 2014
(B.Sc. Geography, Université de Montréal)
Project: Exploration of management scenarios for the boreal forest that mitigate the impact of forest harvesting on woodland caribou populations
(Co-supervised by Daniel Fortin, Biology, U. Laval)

Maryssa Soroke, Undergraduate Honour’s Student, Completed April 2014
(B.Sc. Environmental Sciences student)
Project: Identification of priority conservation areas for maintaining wildlife habitat connectivity in the Okanagan Basin

 

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