Episode 47 – Behind The Wildlife Curtain with Dr. Adam Ford

Jun 1, 2021Podcast

Episode 047

This episode is sponsored by Heid Out Restaurant and Brewery and supported by iHunter App.

In this episode Mark and Curtis are joined by Dr. Adam Ford from the University of British Columbia -Okanagan. Dr. Ford is the Canada Research Chair in Wildlife Restoration Ecology, a member of the British Columbia Minister’s Wildlife Advisory Council. Adam leads the Wildlife Restoration Ecology Lab at UBC in Kelowna, oversees several significant wildlife research projects and he is the faculty adviser for the UBC-O Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society and Student Chapter of the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. In this episode Dr. Ford gives Mark and Curtis a crash course on how wildlife science works, how the industry of science operates, what a paper is, how scientific papers get reviewed and published, the good, the bad and the ugly of the peer review process, how to read a scientific paper, the roles of scientists in government, academia, and the private sector and how science can change conservation. Dr. Ford also touches on the Together for Wildlife Strategy in BC with his (optimistic) outlook on how the process is going to date. The gang talks about science-based wildlife management, science versus emotion, the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, fishing, what value God hunter conservationists should pray to and the plan to get Indiana Jones on the podcast.


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