Dr. Laura Coristine is an engaged scientist, conservation biologist, and Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellow. She earned her PhD from the University of Ottawa working under Dr. Jeremy Kerr and is currently at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Department of Biology in the lab of Dr. Adam Ford.
Dr. Coristine's research focuses on ways to mitigate climate change impacts for biodiversity, using local differences in rates of climate change and extremes of weather.
She has served as Principal Investigator on an international collaboration looking at ways to promote resilience and ecological sustainability for Indigenous communities facing climate change risks.
Laura is actively involved in efforts to inform Canada’s Convention on Biodiversity 2020 (Canada Pathway to Target 1) commitment to increase terrestrial and freshwater protected areas, so that Canada can integrate issues of climate change with conservation policy. Her research has been featured on national and international radio, television and online media.