Stories from the field

Author Christina Service

Hi there! My name is Christina and I am a PhD candidate with the Applied Conservation Science lab at UVic. My research involves using non-invasive research methods (passive hair snagging for genetic and stable isotope analysis and remote cameras) to monitor the movement and diet of bear populations (grizzly. black and Spirit). As an outgoing Crossing Borders scholar, I will be based at the University of Dunedin, New Zealand (Zoology). I will use this blog to highlight my academic adventures with the biodiversity of New Zealand.

Christina Service – Blog 2: Ruling the roost of conservation conversations – Protecting bird diversity in New Zealand

Before I left for New Zealand the tinge of envy in my fellow evolutionary ecologists was noticeable. In this (admittedly niche) social circle, New Zealand is famous for its globally unique flora and fauna, specifically its bird diversity. ┬áRemarkably, ~70%… Continue Reading →

Christina Service – Blog 1: New Zealand bound!

Miraculously, the time has already arrived for me to depart to Dunedin, New Zealand. I will spend the next four months at the Zoology Department of the University of Otago, New Zealand’s oldest university. During this time, I will be… Continue Reading →

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