Mathieu Bourbonnais

Mathieu Bourbonnais was a PhD student at the Spatial Pattern Analysis & Research (SPAR) Lab and Applied Conservation Science Lab. Mathieu’s Masters research examined how spatial patterns of grizzly bear health and long-term stress in the Alberta population are influenced by landscape disturbance and environmental dynamics. Mathieu’s PhD research expanded on these concepts, as he developed new methods and tools to understand how patterns of grizzly bear movement, quantified using high resolution GPS telemetry data, are influenced by landscape disturbance, including roads, forest harvest, and forest fires, as well as resource and food availability.

Mathieu is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus.