Michael Peers

2022 Weston Family Awards in Northern Research recipient

Headshot of Michael Peers, 2022 Weston award winner

Postdoctoral fellow
Yukon University

Michael has been conducting research in Yukon since 2015, broadly examining how anthropogenic change will impact northern ecosystems. A postdoctoral fellow at Yukon University, he’s examining how reintroduced wood bison in southwestern Yukon impact the ecological community, particularly vertebrate scavengers. He’s also exploring how increased human activity in the region alters bison behaviour, condition and demography.

Michael’s project will offer novel insight into how large mammals contribute to ecosystem functioning, while also offering applied recommendations for population management in this herd and in other planned reintroduction sites across western North America.

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