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).
No FRST course(s) were found for W2020 term.
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/