October 2, 2019

Motivated by the Scientific Evidence for Urgency and Inspired by the World’s Youth, ESSA Staff Participated in the September 27 Climate Strike

As scientists, the urgency for more aggressive climate change mitigation and adaptation measures has been on our minds increasingly over the past few years. Climate scientists have estimated the remaining amount of CO2 that can be emitted into the atmosphere by human activities while still holding […]
October 1, 2019

ESSA Research Assistants Publish Paper on Twenty Actions for a ‘Good Anthropocene’

A new paper out September 18 by two ESSA research assistants, Andrew Thompson and Aline Litt, and their former classmates and lecturers, explores a list of 20 actions for conservationists to help achieve a ‘good Anthropocene.’ The Anthropocene is a proposed geological time period in […]
September 12, 2019

ESSA’s Clint Alexander and Cedar Morton Participated in the Columbia Basin Transboundary Conference

Over the years, ESSA has undertaken many projects in the Columbia River Basin including creating management plans, providing expert advice, and developing tools to guide decision-making and implementation. In recognition of this history, ESSA’s President, Clint Alexander, was invited to present on the value of […]
August 29, 2019

ESSA’s Darcy Pickard Announced as Co-chair of the Technical Advisory Committee on Science and Knowledge

This month, Darcy Pickard was announced as co-chair (along with Kevin Hanna, UBC) of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s newly established Technical Advisory Committee on Science and Knowledge. The Technical Advisory Committee will provide valuable technical advice and guidance to support the transition to the new impact […]
August 28, 2019

ESSA Remembers Buzz Holling, the Father of Resilience Research

On August 16, the world lost one of its great scientific leaders, the father of resilience research, Crawford Stanley Holling (better known as “Buzz”). His amazing career is summarized here. With roots extending back to the 1960s and 1970s, ESSA has been heavily influenced by Buzz’s […]
July 31, 2019

ESSA Scientists Publish Paper on the Role of Behaviour in Invasive Species Management as part of Special Issue in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

A new paper out today by ESSA scientists explores how incorporating aspects of animal behaviour into metapopulation modelling can be used to better optimize the distribution of limited management resources. Led by ESSA’s Dr. Natascia Tamburello in collaboration with coauthors Dr. Brian Ma of ESSA […]