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Tuesday, December 4 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B2. Living Labs I

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Climate and environmental change in protected areas
  • Darwyn Coxson - The sensitivity of Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut wetlands to climate change
  • Karl Larsen - Are the times really a'changin? Monitoring rattlesnake denning behaviour in BC Parks (and elsewhere)
  • Cole Burton - Camera Trap Monitoring to Assess Wildlife Responses to Environmental Change in BC Parks


Cole Burton

University of British Columbia
Effective protected area management requires reliable data on species of ecological and societal significance. Rapid advancements in the application of camera traps (CTs) are creating an explosion of archivable data on vertebrate populations, and CTs are now being used to survey a... Read More →

Darwyn Coxson

University of Northern British Columbia
The upper Fraser River watershed east of Prince George is unique in B.C. due to the geological and climatic setting, where the Rocky Mountain Trench provides a 10-15 km wide valley in which extensive post-glacial sediments support rich inland temperate rainforest stands and provincially... Read More →

Karl W. Larsen

Dept. Natural Resource Sciences, Thompson Rivers University
The use of communal denning sites (‘hibernacula’) by northern rattlesnakes in BC is a well documented phenomenon.   Emergence from hibernation in the spring (egress) is followed by often-lengthy migrations to summer foraging grounds, with a return to the same denning sites (ingress... Read More →

Tuesday December 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
  Concurrent Sessions
  • Moderator Tory Stevens
  • AV Assistant Rachelle Linde