Rebecca M. Smith

Rebecca (Becca) M. Smith is an MSc student in the Applied Conservation Macro Ecology (ACME) Lab at the University of Victoria under the supervision of Dr. Jason Fisher and Dr. Nancy Shackelford. Becca is interested in understanding the impacts of human disturbances on wildlife populations and examining the ways we can solve these modern conservation challenges. Her MSc research seeks to answer questions that pertain to the configuration of landscape alteration features, protected areas, and human recreation across ecosystems and the implications of such configurations in both Rocky Mountain and boreal forest landscapes, through the use of wildlife camera traps. Prior to graduate studies, Becca previously contributed to research on insect diversity in Costa Rica, post-construction monitoring of amphibian/reptile populations in Ontario (including efficacy of road crossing structures via cameras), and the ecological integrity of the Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks (including multi-species occupancy and crossing structure efficacy via cameras). 

Affiliations: University of Victoria