Research Associate & Adjunct Assistant Professor
Chris darimont and team
Applied Conservation Science Lab
Science inspired by nature, people, and place.
Evidence to inform policy.
Outreach to inspire the public.
We are a team of applied and interdisciplinary conservation scholars dedicated to conceptually interesting and acutely applied research for the benefit of natural and human systems.
The primary way in which our conservation research is applied is via our long-term relationship with the science-based eNGO Raincoast Conservation Foundation. Many students in the Applied Conservation Science Lab are also Raincoast Fellows and scientists.
I am fortunate to be a Professor, Provost’s Engaged Scholar, and the Raincoast Chair of Applied Conservation Science Lab in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria.
Favouring an interdisciplinary approach, I have been – and continue to be – influenced by a broad network of mentors and collaborators.
We aim to conduct science inspired by nature, people, and place.
We confront important and urgent problems and opportunities, often identified by the Indigenous Nations with which we partner.
Our research would not be possible without organizations that have invested in our work.
In 2017, a private family foundation and Raincoast created the Raincoast Chaired Professorship in Applied Conservation Science, which will support our work until 2027, and potentially beyond.