Persia Khan

Research Associate and Raincoast Liaison

I am a Research Associate with the ACS Lab and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. My relationship with the ACS Lab began during my undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria assisting with the bear stable isotope project. I recently completed my BSc in Geography (Hons.) and Environmental Studies and I look forward to returning in a new role and continuing some of the great projects set in motion by this group.

I have worked across government and non-profit sectors for organizations such as Parks Canada and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. Recently, I completed my undergraduate Honours thesis under the co-supervision of Dr. Chris Bone and Dr. Jason T. Fisher, where I used camera trap data to analyze temporal niche partitioning amongst competitive ungulate species in the Canadian Rockies. My current research interests include investigating mechanisms for human-wildlife coexistence and the relationship between human recreation and wildlife behaviour. Outside of the office, I enjoy mountain biking, climbing, and hiking along the coast.

I am so grateful to work alongside this community of scientists and informed advocates! My work is made possible by the Clean Foundation and Science Horizons program.