Ecology and Quality of the Environment

Matthew Whalen

My research project revolves around cataloging and understanding biodiversity on the central coast of British Columbia. I run biodiversity surveys the Hakai Institute's Calvert Island Observatory that couples intensive collections and quantititative surveys of invertebrates and algae. In one year's time we have amassed a large dataset of ecological, taxonomic, and genetic data.

Matthew Mitchell

My research seeks to understand how spatial patterns of human activities across landscapes impact biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being, with an emphasis on agricultural and urban systems. To investigate these linkages, I use diverse techniques, including conceptual, modeling, empirical, remote sensing, and advanced spatial analysis approaches.