Selkirk College, Attn: Brendan Wilson
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
I am an Instructor, Research Scientist, and Chair of Selkirk College's School of Environment and Geomatics. Originally from the Bow Valley in Alberta, I had a life-long interest in subalpine and timberline forest communities. I completed a B.Sc. in Applied Environmental Biology at the University of Technology in Sydney, where I examined the effect of selective harvesting on understory plant communities in an Australian subalpine forest. I completed my PhD at the University of Alberta, studying regeneration dynamics of alpine larch. I currently teach Spatial Statistics in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program at Selkirk College. You can check out my blog to see what your Selkirk Student Experience might be like (link to http://selkirkinquirer.blogspot.ca/). I am also a director, and the current president of the Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology (link to http://www.cmiae.org/).
My current research at the Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre focuses on developing an open forest carbon management offset project on Selkirk College’s campus lands. Over the past decade I have worked with Parks Canada on the conservation of whitebark pine and I continue to develop predictive spatial models for the occurrence of this tree species. When I’m not working, I enjoy recreating in the local mountains.