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Getting to Know Our Lab – Raahil Madhok

Getting to Know Our Lab – Raahil Madhok

Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Raahil Madhok is a current PhD candidate with the Wildlife Conservation and Economics Lab studying relationships between human activity and the environment. In one main project, he is estimating species diversity losses, and associated costs, from infrastructure expansion in India’s forests using a novel dataset of 10 million bird sightings from the […]

SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Environmental Economic Seminar (FRE500/600)

The UBC Environmental Economics Seminar takes place every Wednesday from 3 pm to 4 pm PST online. Please fill out this form if you are interested in joining the seminar or in presenting your own research.  Below is the schedule for our fall 2020 presentations. Date Presenter Topic 2020-09-09 Christopher Costello (UCSB), Vadim Marmer (UBC), […]

Getting to Know Our Lab: Dr. Frederik Noack

Getting to Know Our Lab: Dr. Frederik Noack

Dr. Frederik Noack is an assistant professor and the co-lead of the Wildlife Conservation and Economics Laboratory at the University of British Columbia (UBC).  Hailing originally from Germany, Dr. Noack received his PhD. In Economics from the University of Kiel before moving to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to work with the Center for International Forestry Research. […]

NEW: Human-Wildlife Conflict Articles – Dr. Sumeet Gulati

Co lab PI Dr. Sumeet Gulati recently published two articles at Down to Earth in relation to his work in human-wildlife conflict. Find abstracts and links to the full articles below.   Dr. Gulati gives first-hand insight into human-wildlife conflict in India, specifically in relation to rural farmers.  The article follows the journeys of subsistence […]

Engagement with Nature During COVID in India

Engagement with Nature During COVID in India

1 Overview India went into strict lockdown on March 25th, 2020 due to COVID-19 restricting its population to their homes.  All non-essential transport, schools, industries, and hospitality services were suspended. While the poor have suffered–especially migrant workers unable to travel home–this has also been a time of respite for the relatively privileged. It is hoped that […]

Getting to Know Our Lab: Timothy George Mcburney-Lin

Question 1: What is your position at the Wildlife and Conservation Economics Lab and what does that entail? I work as the GIS specialist for the wildlife conservation lab, finding, handling and analyzing geospatial data for all the projects whenever necessary.   Question 2: What are you currently working on? I am currently working on a vegetation […]

Northern Resident Killer Whales Geographic Range

Who are the Resident Killer Whales?

If you’re like us, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about the Southern (SRKW) and Northern (NRKW) resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) on the news or scrolling through social media. They have been the center of a public media storm documenting the severe population decline of the SRKW. Our lab wanted to know more about […]