Rosanne Van Schie is a forest conservation researcher and project manager for the Mahingan Stewardship Project. She works with Indigenous communities in protected areas, eco-tourism development, clean energy and eco-system services and forestry projects. Her focus is to promote activities that help maintain or restore a healthy environment while increasing First Nation financial independence through environmental priorities for economic development. Rosanne sits on the FSC International Policy and Standards Committee for Intact Forest Landscapes and High Value Conservation Forests, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Commission on Economic and Environment Social Policy and has sat on the United States and Canada Bi-National Standards Development Committee for Forest Carbon. She has a Masters in Forest Conservation and Certificate in Carbon Finance from the University of Toronto and Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization certification from Wolf Haven International.
Dr. Brent Patterson is an adjunct professor in the Environmental and Life Sciences graduate program and a research scientist for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources focusing on wolves and deer, as well as being the president of the Ontario Chapter of the Wildlife Society. He completed in B.Sc. from the University of New Brunswick, his M.Sc. from Acadia University and his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Patterson is currently a co-PI on a large-scale investigation of woodland caribou viability in northern Ontario with interest in the relations between development and landscape type and the influence these have on wolf predation and thus on caribou populations. He is well known for his research and conservation work with Eastern wolves in Algonquin Park in Ontario and assists Wolf Lake First Nation with staff training, equipment and advisory on our project.
Dr. Jay Malcolm specializes in wildlife (especially small mammal and insect) ecology, conservation biology, community ecology, tropical ecology, and landscape ecology. His research interests include small mammal and insect ecology and bio-geography, diversity and abundance of tropical organisms, the impacts of human‑induced landscape changes (especially logging) on diversity and ecological processes, and relationships between landscape structure and biological diversity. He has examined forest fragmentation and edge effects, the impacts of global warming on ecosystems, and mammalian adaptations to arboreality and seasonality. He is Rosanne Van Schie’s supervisor and advisor for the Mahingan Wolf Stewardship Project.
Watch Professor Jay Malcolm interviewed on The Nature of Things with David Suzuki about the legacy of Charles Darwin.