Mike Gibeau

Mike Gibeau is the Carnivore Specialist for Parks Canada and an Adjunct Professor in the Geography Department at the University of Calgary. He also maintains an office with the Alberta Cooperative Conservation Research Unit. Mike has extensive experience in the ecology and management of large carnivores including research on coyotes, wolves, black bears and grizzly bears, with a decade of research dedicated to investigating the impacts of human activity on grizzly bears. Much of his time is currently spent coordinating grizzly bear conservation and policy programs in the mountain National Parks. He also advises decision makers on management of large carnivores in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Mike is not only involved in the biology of large carnivores but has a keen interest in interdisciplinary problem solving, the social context of carnivore conservation and the links between science and policy. His focus lies in applying innovative conservation measures on the ground. He has a MSc in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana and a PhD in Conservation Biology from the University of Calgary. Mike has spent close to 30 years working in Canadian National Parks, originally as a Park Warden and now a biologist.