Welcome to the Environmental Conservation Lab
at the University of Manitoba
The Environmental Conservation Lab at the University of Manitoba works to examine the impacts of environmental degradation on communities around the world and their responses to these changes. We combine social and biological approaches to research, enhancing the quality of our research outcomes and promoting the importance of rural and Indigenous knowledge.
OUR WORK involves extensive and active collaboration with communities and other stakeholders, such as NGOs, activists, government, industry, etc. Our research partners include Indigenous, refugee, and rural populations impacted by environmental degradation and with whom we work to achieve environmental, social, and energy justice, as well as food security and sovereignty.
OUR RESEARCH incorporates both quantitative and qualitative approaches to understand the impacts of resource extraction, management, and conservation methods that affect resource-dependent and downstream communities around the world.
OUR MISSION is to promote the importance of Indigenous and rural knowledge through research partnerships that examine the impacts of environmental degradation on communities around the world and their responses to these changes.