Search

There’s A Bear In My Parking Lot!

Why here? Why now? A couple of weeks ago, there was a bear in my parking lot. I have lived in my building for nearly 10 years, and as far...

The Mind-Altering Road Trip

This past month, my husband and I drove up to the Yukon Territory to meet up with John. This the second of several field trips John and I...

The Bears of Our Lives

The mist clung to the forested mountains, slowly rising with the warmth of the sun into a cloud-filled sky. The air in Tsamspanoknok Bay...

What Bears Teach Us

And we’re off… I’ve been pretty busy over the winter getting the ball rolling on my new book. John Marriott and I sat down and came up...

Time for a Revival

Wow. It’s been a while. Over 2 years since my last post. It’s time for a revival! I’ll be honest, once I handed in my PhD, I didn’t...

Disappearing in to the stats black hole

Daily walks in the winter wonderland have helped keep me a little sane these past months I was surprised to see that I haven’t published...

What’s in a bear’s home?

Half of my PhD is understanding where the bears are, the other half is to understand where the people are. When I break my PhD into that...

A little bear on bear action

A little bear on bear action never hurt anyone… well, except for the smaller bear. I’m finally back at work full time after my medical...

Takin’ It To The People

Several times this spring, I have presented my research results at conferences and meetings with Parks Canada staff. Every presentation I...

Eye to eye with a grizzly

Try looking in to this little muffin’s eyes. What do you see? There’s something… magical about looking deep into a bear’s eyes. It’s not...

Year 1 Results!

Check that out! I have results!!! Like real ones, ones that mean something, ones that changed how I see the world, ones that will help us...

Third Time’s a Charm

There might be a little snow when we get started, but that’s part of the fun! It’s nearly April and time to start gearing up for Field...

Lessons in Regressions

How I feel about stats most of the time – run! run away!! Oh Stats…. how I love thee. I love thee like seals love the great white shark,...

A PhD is hard – so what?

Lately, I’ve been at a loss for inspiration for a blog post. I’ve hit a slump in my PhD research. Basically, that’s a diplomatic way of...

Finishing a chapter

Today I emailed in the first complete chapter of my thesis to my supervisor. YES!!! I’m sure I’ll still edit it another 5 times before...

Bears go to bed and I go to the beach

Good night little critters! Sleep tight!!! The field season is finally over. The last cameras came down on October 17, the visitor...