Senior Director, Conservation Science & Strategies
Darren helps manage SFI’s growing conservation science credentials through increasing our capacity to develop and manage conservation projects in Canada and the United States. Darren has a background in ecological research fieldwork where he has designed and implemented forest-related studies including bird banding, small-mammal trapping, and radio-telemetry tracking of bats and owls. Darren sits on a number of government and ENGO advisory bodies, including the Government of Quebec Caribou Advisory Committee and the Government of Canada’s Species at Risk Advisory Committee. He is also part of the Primary Forest Task Team and the Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Prior to joining SFI, Darren worked as Project Leader in forest ecology at the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, where he drew on his knowledge of forest ecology and endangered species and his strong connections with the scientific and conservation biology community. Darren holds a doctorate in zoology from the University of Guelph.