Are you on a long distance bicycle tour and at the point where you’re wondering what it might be like to ride your bike across the border from the U.S.A into Mexico? If... Read More
Musings of a Wildlife Ecologist from Northwestern British Columbia
Connecting and exploring through science, adventures, and food
Welcome to Raven Ecological Blog.
I’m Deb Wellwood. I’m keen to delve into all kinds of relationships between people and the environment that sustains us—culturally, ecologically, economically, socially. Here, you’ll find one ecologist’s knowledge, experiences, and perspective on several topics that have connections running this way and that!
There’s so much to explore in networks that connect people to other species and social communities to ecosystems (ecological communities) and other elements of their environment.
By blending my assorted passions, life experiences, and career expertise, you’ll read about
- natural history
- carnivore ecology, behaviour, and conservation (focusing on species I have studied including grizzly bears, black bears, wolverines, and fishers)
- human–bear interaction research and management
- bear awareness and safety
- natural resource management
- climate change
- science and policy: problem solving and decision-making
- wilderness adventures and other trips (e.g., sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, backpacking, and soon bike touring)
- trip preparation and logistics and gear reports
- food for camping including recipes, preparation, packing, and cooking techniques. Watch for home recipes too.
People thrive in healthy social—ecological communities. I know I do. That’s my theme.
I’m looking forward to lots of adventures!
Eugene P. Odum and Gary W. Barrett. 2004. Fundamentals of Ecology. 5th Edition. Brooks Cole, Belmont, CA. 624 pp.
Artwork by Rob Kernachan, Hue-Nue-Artworks.
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