Lu  Carbyn

Lu Carbyn

Adjunct Professor

Renewable Resources
853A GSB
Phone: (780) 492-6605

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Major Responsibilities/Research Interests

Dr. Carbyn's research interests have included avian ecology, ecosystem biology (grasslands), and studies on mammals in several western and northern Canadian national parks. He became a biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service in 1967 and a research scientist in 1974, and has served on assignments in Poland and Portugal. From 1989 to 1993, he headed the Canadian Swift Fox Reintroduction program as chairman of the Recovery Team. Carbyn is the Canadian member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Wolf Specialist Group and Canid Group, and is currently an Emeritus Research Scientist with the Science and Technology, Department of the Environment, Ottawa.
  • REN R 478 - Ecological Footprints - Wildlife Responses to Human Activities

Books - major scientific & scholarly contributions

1983 Carbyn, L.N. ed. Wolves in Canada and Alaska: their status biology and management. CWS report series No. 45. 135 pp.

1988 Freeman, M.R. and L.N. Carbyn. eds. Traditional Knowledge and Renewable Resource Management in Northern Regions. Boreal Institute Occasional Publication Number 23. 124 pp.

1993 Carbyn, L.N., S.M. Oosenbrug and D. Anions. Wolves, bison... and the dynamics related to the Peace-Athabasca Delta in Canada's Wood Buffalo National Park. Circumpolar Research Series No. 4. Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton. 270 pp.
*Shortlisted for best 1993 contribution for Book Publishers' Association of Alberta award in scientific writing.

1995 Carbyn, L.N., S.H. Fritts and D.R. Seip. Ecology and Conservation of wolves in a changing world. Canadian Circumpolar Institute, Occasional Publication No. 35. 642pp.

1998 McClaren, E.N.; L.N. Carbyn and E. Maloney. Wolves: an annotated bibliography. Northern Reference Series No. 6. Canadian Circumpolar Institute, Edmonton, Alberta. 200 pp.

2003 Carbyn, L.N. and M. Sovada. Ecology and Conservation of Swift Foxes in a changing world. Canadian Plains Research Center. University of Regina.

2003 Carbyn, L.N.; The Buffalo Wolf - Predators, Prey and the Politics of Nature. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC. 245pp. **Won "Best Wildlife Book of the Year" award from the Canadian National Geographic Society.