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About Darren Sleep

Darren is the Senior Director of Conservation Strategies at SFI. He helps manage SFI’s growing conservation science credentials through increasing our capacity to develop and manage conservation projects in Canada and the United States. Darren has a background in ecological research fieldwork where he has designed and implemented forest-related studies including bird banding, small-mammal trapping, and radio-telemetry tracking of bats and owls. Darren sits on a number of government and ENGO advisory bodies, including the Government of Quebec Caribou Advisory Committee and the Government of Canada’s Species at Risk Advisory Committee. He is also part of the Primary Forest Task Team and the Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Prior to joining SFI, Darren worked as Project Leader in forest ecology at the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, where he drew on his knowledge of forest ecology and endangered species and his strong connections with the scientific and conservation biology community. Darren holds a doctorate in zoology from the University of Guelph.

Doing Research that Matters for Caribou

Impact (Impækt: noun) – the sudden and powerful positive or negative effect something has on a situation, process, or person.In the scientific community, the effect that a research program has on society is described as the work’s positive “impact.” Where once it was considered enough to publish findings in respectable journals and move on, there is an increasing movement to assess the impact that findings have more broadly, especially considering the amount of public funds often invested.

By |2019-05-07T19:27:05-04:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Good For Forests|