The University of British Columbia Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences invites applications for two full-time, 24-month fixed term Postdoctoral Research Associates to work as part of a collaborative effort between the Conservation Decisions Lab of Dr Tara Martin and the Wildlife Landscape Science Directorate of Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Cats, canines, and coexistence: dietary differentiation between the sympatric Snow Leopards and Grey Wolves in the Western landscape of Nepal Himalaya.
BSCN-Parks Canada Having worked as a Climate Change and Protected Areas Analyst with Parks Canada, I have lead the creation of a communication document for protected area practitioners that illustrates the use of parks and protected areas as natural solutions to climate change. For this to be done, I gathered information from a variety of […]
BSCN-ES Cropconsult Ltd. For my first coop term as a field technician in Integrated Pest Management (IPM), I was warned that after a few weeks the job gets repetitive; and the point of the position is to be consistent, that is what monitoring protocol requires to create accurate reports for growers. And though I was […]
BSCN-Brother Tree Services My first co-op placement has definitely been interesting. I worked at a small company called Brothers Tree Services, based in Vancouver. Our long standing clients include the City of Vancouver, the City of Burnaby, and the Burnaby School Board. I am one of just two full time employees who work along side […]
BSCN-UBC Botanical Garden I spent my first co-op work term at the UBC Botanical Garden. I have been working in the Sustainability and Community Program department interacting and teaching others about the various plants and habitats that can be found in the garden. I find that this work placement has been very dynamic, and no […]
BSCN-Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society (LNTCFS) From surveying wildlife, to restoring shorelines, to laying out cutblocks. Co-op has helped me experience a wide variety of unique field work, to which I could of never done on my own. For my third work placement, I was a Forestry Student with the Lower North Thompson Community […]
BSCN-ES Cropconsult Ltd. For my first co-op term, I had the pleasure to work for ES Cropconsult as a Feild Technician. As a Field Technician, I had to help farmers/growers maximize their productivity yields by monitoring and running diagnostics on their fields. Many attributes contribute to the diagnostics such as identification of insects (both invasive […]
BSCN-Alex Fraser Research Forest For my fifth and final co-op work term I was an undergraduate student intern at the Alex Fraser Research Forest. For the first half of my work term I was probing for Douglas-fir bark beetle. We set off each day to find Douglas-fir, which have been identified on an aerial survey […]
BSCN-West Fraser During my work term I have been tasked with inspecting beetle probed sites to make sure that the trees were correctly marked, and check blocks that have previously been harvested due to beetle infestation in order to ensure that only what was required to be harvested was done so. I have also done […]