Human-Wildlife Interactions Research Group




Welcome to Douglas Clark's Research Lab. Our research focuses on understanding and characterizing the social and cultural dimensions of human-wildlife interactions.

What We Do

As a research group, we prioritize applied, interdisciplinary, and collaborative approaches to addressing conservation challenges. Our research explores diverse areas of conservation social science, including: human-wildlife interactions (conflict & coexistence), understanding and advancing collaborative methods of knowledge co-production and community ownership of research, Northern and Indigenous community-based conservation, parks and protected areas management and planning, and bridging the biological and social sciences in conservation.

We take a collaborative and participatory approach to our research and emphasize practical outcomes for our research findings. By working with local communities and resource managers, often on problems they identify, we aim to improve human-wildlife coexistence on the ground, advance human dignity, and raise the quality of environmental decision-making processes.