Kyle Artelle researches the conservation of species whose ecological niches overlap with those of humans. He is using the bears of British Columbia to explore this theme, focusing on issues ranging from the provincial trophy hunt on grizzly bears to how changes in spawning salmon abundance affect bear population health and bear-human interactions. His research is informed and inspired by the ecosystems of the Great Bear Rainforest (on the coast of British Columbia, Canada) and the people who have inhabited and defined this area since time immemorial. Kyle's fieldwork occurs primarily in Heiltsuk Territory and is done in partnership with Raincoast, Qqs, and Coastwatch. He is co-supervised by Dr. John Reynolds and Dr. Chris Darimont.