In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a top predator is missing. While most hikers would enjoy the absence of grizzly bears, to ecologist Anna Santo, it’s a sign that forest ecosystems aren’t functioning as they should be.
Michelle Marcus, a 2021 environmental sciences alum, didn’t learn about climate justice from her required coursework — instead she learned from extracurriculars like Climate Justice UBC and elective courses.
Oliver McDermott grabbed the tree branch and started to shake it furiously until a cloud of dust, dry leaves and insects rained down into an upside-down umbrella. He raced to preserve the tree's detritus in a vial.