Brendan Wilson

Faculty Researcher, Instructor
Brendan Wilson Staff Bio
Selkirk Innovates
School of Environment & Geomatics

BSc, PhD, RPBio

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Faculty Researcher, Instructor, Integrated Environmental Planning, Forest Technology, Geographic Information Systems, Recreation, Fish and Wildlife
"Our excellent outdoor student learning environment really sets our programs apart and provides a great teaching experience. Selkirk students practice first-hand what they might otherwise only read about." – Brendan Wilson, Research Scientist and Instructor

Brendan Wilson is an instructor and Research Scientist in Selkirk College's School of Environment and Geomatics, where he has taught since 2001. Originally from the Bow Valley in Alberta, Brendan has had a life-long interest in subalpine and timberline forest communities. He completed a BSc in Applied Environmental Biology at the University of Technology in Sydney, where he examined the effect of selective harvesting on understory plant communities in an Australian subalpine forest.

Upon his return to Canada in the mid-1990s, he completed his PhD at the University of Alberta, studying regeneration dynamics of alpine larch. Over the past 20 years Brendan has worked on whitebark pine conservation, including species at risk assessment, prescribed fire monitoring, spatial distribution modelling, and using satellite and RPAS imagery to aid with this. 

Brendan currently teaches Ecosystem Management, Systems Ecology, Applied Research Methods, and Spatial Statistics. He also is a director, and the current vice-president of the Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology.