Stan Boutin, Ph.D.


Biomonitoring 2.0 – Scientific Advisory Committee

Science Co-Director, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute; Professor, NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Integrated Landscape Management Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta


In 2009, Dr. Boutin was awarded the Romanowski Medal from the Royal Society of Canada for scientific work relating to environmental problems and in 2010 he was awarded the William Rowan Distinguished Service Award from the Wildlife Society for outstanding contributions to the management and conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat in Alberta. His research interests include: forestry-wildlife interactions in the boreal mixed woods of northeastern Alberta; cumulative effects; integrated landscape management; population ecology of boreal mammals with emphasis on the relationship between behaviour and resources; parental investment and dispersal; management of boreal communities; and predator-prey relationships.



Ph.D. – University of British Columbia


Selected Publications

Dantzer B, Boutin S, Humphries MM, McAdam AG. 2012. Behavioral responses of territorial red squirrels to natural and experimental variation in population density. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66(6): 865-878.

Boutin S, Boyce MS, Hebblewhite M, Hervieux D, Knopff KH, et al. 2012. Why are caribou declining in the oil sands? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10(2): 65-67.

Schneider RR, Hauer G, Dawe K, Adamowicz W, Boutin S. 2012. Selection of reserves for Woodland Caribou using an optimization approach. PLoS one 7(2): e31672.

Schneider RR, Hauer G, Adarnowicz WL, Boutin S. 2010. Triage for conserving populations of threatened species: The case of woodland caribou in Alberta. Biological Conservation 143(7): 1603-1611

Haughland DL, Hero J-M, Schieck J, Castley JG, Boutin S, et al. 2010. Planning forwards: biodiversity research and monitoring systems for better management. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25(4): 199-200.


Contact Information

Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2E9
780 492 1297

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