Dr Cole Burton
Dr Cole Burton
Key research areas include:
- Understanding mammal community dynamics in human-impacted ecosystems
- Assessing conservation strategies for human-wildlife coexistence
- Wildlife population estimation and habitat modelling
- Developing and testing biodiversity monitoring methods, particularly wildlife camera trapping
- Carnivore ecology and conservation
Current Graduate Students
Post Doctoral Fellows and Research Assistants
Previous Students, Post Doctoral Fellows and Research Assistants
Joanna Klees van Bommel (MSc, defended December 2019. Thesis: Planning for coexistence: Assessing predictors of human-carnivore conflict on Southern Vancouver Island)
Aisha Uduman (MSc, defended December 2019. Thesis: Towards human-leopard coexistence in Sri Lanka: Social and ecological dimensions)
Taylor Justason (Co-op student, 2018-19)
Dr. Joanna Burgar (PDF, 2017-2019)
Erin Tattersall (MSc, defended April 2019. Thesis: Seismic consequences: large mammal community dynamics in a boreal working landscape).
Dacyn Hollinda (BSc Honours, defended April 2018. Thesis: Impact of lure and habitat characteristics on camera trap detectability of mammalian predator and prey species).
Deandra Atmojo (Undergraduate Co-op/WorkLearn, May-August 2017, human-carnivore conflict mitigation).
Kate Broadley (Msc, co-advised with Stan Boutin, University of Alberta, defended April 2017. Thesis: The implications of animal movement on camera detections as a means to monitor density).
Mary Toews (MSc, co-advised with Francis Juanes, University of Victoria, defended September 2016. Thesis: Managing human footprint with respect to its effects on large mammals: Implications of spatial scale, divergent responses and ecological thresholds).
Hannah Britton-Foster (BSc Honours, University of Victoria, defended April 2015. Thesis: Influences of industrial land use features on small-scale movements of an expanding white-tailed deer population).
FRST395 Forest Wildlife Ecology and Management Sections
Biology of important bird and mammal species resident in forested regions, with particular emphasis on the influences of silvicultural and logging practices.
One fine body…
Eyes in the Wild: A short film on our camera trap research from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
WildCo research on caribou habitat restoration: https://news.ubc.ca/2019/11/27/habitat-restoration-alone-not-enough-to-support-threatened-caribou-ubc-study/; https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/caribou-habitat-restoration-alberta-bc-1.5376515
Some additional media listed here: https://wildlife.forestry.ubc.ca/outreach-media/