Fangyuan Hua

Fangyuan’s research aims to aid the conservation and restoration of forest biodiversity, particularly under the land-use demands of agricultural and forestry production. Research in her lab focuses on two broad themes: (1) understanding how the ecology of wild species and their assemblages responds to human alterations of forest ecosystems; (2) identifying practical conservation interventions by assessing the synergies and trade-offs of biodiversity with other important demands on land resources – including agricultural/timber production and ecosystem services. Learn More

Marina Best

She supports her nation on topics related to the environment, climate change, and food sovereignty and is currently the Indigenous Relations Manager for the National Urban Parks and Ecological Corridors programs at Parks Canada. Through her life and work, she aims to enhance respect for nature through fostering connections with Indigenous and local communities and through experiences on the land, waters, and ice. Learn More