BSG Red List Authority Focal Point
& a Co-chair for the Asian Brown Bear Expert Team
Bruce is a Wildlife Research Ecologist who recently retired from the British Columbia Forest Service. He completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the 1980’s on a grizzly bear population that he still monitors. In addition to over 40 years of work on this population, his research focuses on identifying major limiting factors of several other grizzly bear populations and endangered mountain caribou and novel ways of reducing the influence of these factors. This work led Bruce directly into the complex interface between people living on, and using the land and the conservation of these two challenging species. Due to his knowledge of bears and caribou, as well as the plants and animals that affect them, he has been involved with several, multi-stakeholder land-use planning processes that covered large portions of the Province. Bruce was previously president of the International Association for Bear Research and Management and through this role became linked to many bear conservation issues world-wide. His interests at this broader scale remain the same – how to maintain challenging species in spite of expanding human demands on the land.