Charlene Wood
Senior Wildlife Biologist
  • M.Sc.: University of Alberta (Conservation Biology) 2012
  • B.Sc.: Simon Fraser University (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) 2006
Charlene Wood is a senior wildlife biologist and accomplished entomologist with a passion for understanding the complex interactions between species and the environment, particularly in managed landscapes over successional timescales. Charlene has designed, led, and conducted several biological inventory programs across British Columbia and northern Alberta. Charlene has worked with government agencies, NGOs, and the private sector to develop and implement strategies for mitigating the impacts of human activities on wildlife species. She has conducted programs on a variety of wildlife species, including small mammals, bats, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and terrestrial arthropods. She is regularly consulted to inform conservation efforts and advance management policies for insect species at risk and has discovered 11 undescribed insect species. Her strong data analysis, communication, and writing skills are an asset for disseminating project results to technical and non-technical audiences. She has given numerous presentations at national and international scientific conferences and contributed to several peer-reviewed publications. Outside of her work, Charlene is a dedicated volunteer at the Royal BC Museum, and enjoys photography, painting, and exploring natural landscapes.