Applied Conservation Science

Habitat loss and degradation, overharvesting, and climate change are impacting biodiversity and ecosystems globally. At the same time, the livelihoods of billions of people are dependent on natural resources. To mitigate threats to species and ecosystems, and to develop sustainable approaches to management, we need effective science-based strategies. Researchers in the Faculty of Forestry are investigating the complex web of factors threatening and impacting species ranging from Chinook salmon to mountain caribou, and developing decision-making systems to identify the most effective actions that maintain ecosystem function and support the conservation of our vast natural legacy.