Working to Restore Connectivity and Sustainability Lab
About WoRCS Lab
We are a community of ecologists, conservation scientists and interdisciplinary scientists studying how to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable land use in ‘working lands’ – the lands that humans use to produce food, fodder, fiber, livestock, and forest products. We work on a wide variety of organisms, from micro-organisms in the soil to large mammals, in a wide variety of geographies, with projects in North and South America and Africa, and with an array of conservation partners.
12 July 2023
12 July 2023
Congratulations to Ilke on winning a Public Scholarship Initiatives Award!!
10 July 2023
Alina and Vania presented their work analyzing connectivity pathways for mammals in Kenya at the International Association of Landscape Ecology 2023 World Congress!! Well done you two!!
27 April 2023
17 April 2023
Many congrats to Gaurav for successfully defending his Master’s thesis!!
23 March 2023
Congratulations to James on getting accepted to the University of Toronto’s PhD program!
20 March 2023
Congratulations to Aaron for winning a 4-year Graduate Fellowship!
13 December 2022
Congratulations to James for successfully defending his Master’s thesis!! How does framing influence preference for multiple solutions to societal problems?
19 May 2023
Against the odds : Network and institutional pathways enabling agricultural diversification
Blesh, J., Mehrabi, Z., Wittman, H., Kerr, R. B., James, D., Madsen, S., Smith, O. M., Snapp, S., Stratton, A. E., Bakarr, M., Bicksler, A. J., Galt, R., Garibaldi, L. A., Gemmill-herren, B., Grass, I., Isaac, M. E., John, I., Jones, S. K., Kennedy, C. M., Kremen, C, 2023
One Earth, 1–13. LINK
01 May 2023
Semi-natural habitats on organic strawberry farms and in surrounding landscapes promote bird biodiversity and pest control potential
01 April 2023
Exploring scenarios for the food system–zoonotic risk interface
Our lab is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) Nations, which now hosts the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus. Then as now, it has been a place of learning for many peoples. We are grateful for the opportunity to study, learn and create new knowledge here.