The Y2Y mission is "to connect and protect habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so that people and nature can thrive". Y2Y collaborates with many researchers, practitioners, and communicators, and >450 partner groups across the 1.36 million sqkm Yellowstone to Yukon region.
Our research included studying biodiversity and ecosystem services, protected areas expansion, supporting Indigenous-led conservation, the ecology and conservation of species at risk (e.g., wolverine, mountain caribou), outdoor recreation, and the human dimensions of conservation.
My postdoctoral research at the University of Victoria focused on the ecological, social, and economic outcomes of proposed marine plans and management in coastal British Columbia, Canada. I worked with the Natural Capital Project, the Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance, and leaders and resource stewards from the Kitasoo/Xai'xais, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, and Wuikinuxv Nations. More about the Marine Plan Partnership (MaPP) here.
Tropical forest restoration
My PhD research at McGill University was on how land-use history and restoration efforts affected biodiversity and ecosystem services in Kibale National Park, Uganda. I worked with Makerere University and the Uganda Wildlife Authority to study how logging, burning, farming, and replanting native and non-native trees affected forest regeneration, food for large and medium-sized mammals, carbon storage, and timber and non-timber forest products.
Graduate theses and grey literature related to forests and biodiversity in Kibale National Park and Uganda can be found here.