Cole Burton

Cole Burton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia. He is the Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Terrestrial Mammal Conservation, and Principal Investigator of UBC's Wildlife Coexistence Lab. Cole uses camera trap surveys to investigate responses of mammal communities to anthropogenic stressors and management actions, in BC and others parts of the world.

Affiliations: University of British Columbia

Species Studied: All; Mountain Goat; Black Bear; Cougar; Grey Wolf; All; All; Other Rodent spp.; All; Black Bear; Caribou; Cougar; Coyote; Grey Wolf; Moose; White-Tailed Deer

Projects

  • Cathedral Provincial Park Mammal Monitoring

    A grid of roughly 50 cameras is being deployed within Cathedral Provincial Park in the Okanagan-Similkameen to produce a species inventory, investigate recreation impacts on wildlife, and provide information on a population of mountain...

  • Human-Carnivore Coexistence on Southern Vancouver Island

    55 cameras have been deployed along an urban to wild gradient in order to calculate relative abundance along the gradient and to investigate potential correlation with human attractants and how many conflicts each area experiences. This...

  • Golden Ears/Malcolm Knapp Research Forest Integrated Monitoring

    A grid of 54 cameras has been deployed within Golden Ears Provincial Park and the adjacent Malcolm Knapp Research Forest within the Metro Vancouver Regional District to produce an inventory of current species residing in the area, as well...

  • Of Mice and Moose: Impacts of Forest Harvest Practices on Mammal Communities

    This project focuses on the wildlife that use and frequent a gradient of forest harvesting methods in the Interior of BC. The experimental design involves three replicates of five forest harvesting treatments at three sites: Jaffray...

  • The Algar Wildlife Monitoring Project

    The Algar Seismic Restoration Pilot Project was an industry-led initiative between 2012 and 2015 that aimed to restore seismic lines in caribou habitat within the Algar herd range (East Side Athabasca River population, northeastern...