Markus is a Natural Resource Management Specialist with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks and has been using camera traps within regional parks for 7 years. His interests include learning more about which wildlife species occupy parks, seasonal and spatial patterns of use, and the effect of park management on species distribution/behaviour. Specific studies have targeted black bears and domestic dogs. Survey results are used to inform Park Management Plans and human-wildlife conflict mitigation.
Affiliations: Metro Vancouver Regional Parks
Species Studied: All; Black Bear; Domestic Dog
Wildlife cameras have been deployed to monitor seasonal and spatial patterns of wildlife activity in a Regional Park Reserve that is currently undergoing Management Plan Development prior to opening the area to public access. The park is...
Wildlife cameras have been deployed in Minnekhada Regional Park in Metro Vancouver and are being used to monitor seasonal and spatial patterns of black bear activity as the park has an unusually high population of bears. The project's...
Camera traps were deployed and used to measure frequency of off-trail incursions by off-leash domestic dogs in sensitive areas within Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. Data were used to inform park management actions. Subsequently,...