2022 Weston Family Awards in Northern Research recipient
Wilfrid Laurier University
Charlotte has always been passionate about northern wildlife and landscape ecology. It’s why she is pursuing a master’s in Integrative Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research is partially funded by the Government of Northwest Territories and aims to analyse muskox survey data in mainland Northwest Territories.
Understanding the relationship between a species and its habitat is important for effective wildlife management and conservation. The research will examine current muskox population density and distribution and identify factors that contribute to their habitat selection. It will help us understand the potential habitat changes that may occur as a result of climate change and predict muskox population trends in mainland Northwest Territories.
Upon the completion of her degree, Charlotte hopes to return to Yukon, where she was born and raised, to apply the experience and knowledge she gains through her studies to the territory’s wildlife management and conservation efforts.