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Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle

Conservation Planning Biologist, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada and Adjunct Professor of Conservation Biology, University of Saskatchewan

Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle is the Co-Director of the Northern Boreal Mountains Program based in Whitehorse, Yukon and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. She works closely with First Nation communities, governments, and other partners throughout Yukon to collaborate on meaningful research projects and land-use planning initiatives that reflect Indigenous and environmental values. Chrystal specializes in understanding the impacts and interactions of climate and land-use change on biodiversity, and translating the implications into conservation planning. She holds a PhD from the University of Queensland’s Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions in Australia. She has worked for the Queensland State Government, Australian Government and the University of Saskatchewan on various research and environmental monitoring projects prior to moving to the Yukon in 2019.


  • 2017–present
    Mitacs Elevate Research Fellow , University of Saskatchewan
  • 2019–present
    Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2019–present
    Conservation Planning Biologist, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
  • 2014–2016
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2013–2014
    Research Projects Officer, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation of Australia
  • 2010–2013
    Postgraduate Scholar, University of Queensland