Kai Chan

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National Fellows
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Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair (tier 2)
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

Kai Chan is an assistant professor and Canada Research Chair (tier 2) at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. His research interdisciplinary and policy-relevant, in three primary areas: (1) biodiversity and ecosystem services (the processes by which ecosystems benefit people, directly and indirectly); (2) biological infestations and invasions; and (3) applied environmental ethics. In all, he strives to understand the workings of and values associated with social-ecological systems, in order to facilitate decision-making that promotes human well-being and social and ecological justice. Kai leads the Conservation Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Study of Ecosystems (www.conciseresearch.net).