Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Ché Elkin

Board Member

Ché Elkin is an Associate Professor and the FRBC-Slocan Mixedwood Ecology and Management Research Chair at UNBC. He is a forest ecologist whose research examines how climate and landscape disturbances interact to influence forest dynamics, landscape connectivity, and the spatial distribution of forest ecosystem services. Ché’s research is premised on the idea that by improving our understanding of the ecological processes that drive forest dynamics we will be better able to predict how the systems will change in the future in response to shifting environmental, climatic and socioeconomic conditions. Prior to starting at UNBC Ché was a research associate at ETH Zürich where his research focused on examining projected climate impacts on vegetation in mountainous regions of central Europe. Originally from Saskatchewan, Ché first worked in B.C. as part of his PhD on mountain pine beetle population dynamics, which he did at the University of Calgary. He did his M.Sc. in Zoology at the University of Toronto, and has a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Regina. http://www.unbc.ca/che-elkin