Cole Burton is an Associate Professor and the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Terrestrial Mammal Conservation in the Department of Forest Resources Management at UBC. He is a conservation biologist and wildlife ecologist with broad interests in using science to inform biodiversity conservation and human-wildlife coexistence. Cole leads the Wildlife Coexistence lab at UBC and has conducted research on a variety of wild mammal species around the world, including threatened carnivores in West Africa. He served as a member of the African Lion Working Group and the Hyaena Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Cole’s research has been widely disseminated, including through more than 70 peer-reviewed publications.