The SURREAL Lab performs spatial simulation modelling and analysis on a broad range of environmental, conservation, and climate change projects.
The SURREAL Lab is a group of researchers dedicated to understanding how natural and anthropogenic forces collectively shape our world through computer simulation modelling, data science, and interactive visualization technologies. Our aim is to provide solutions for helping decision-makers build resilient and adaptive landscapes in the face of climate change impacts and uncertainties.
We collaborate with stakeholders and communities on a range of projects, including estimating forest disturbance risk, modelling wildlife movement, and developing interactive web mapping technologies. Our collaborators include government agencies at all levels, First Nation communities, and tech companies.
To learn more about potential collaborations or graduate school opportunities, please contact Dr. Chris Bone.
Interested in research partnerships or graduate studies? Please contact Dr. Chris Bone:
David Turpin A237
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada V8P 5C2
The SURREAL Team
Dr. Chris Bone
Director of the SURREAL Lab and Associate Professor in Geography
Statistical modelling of Ancient Murrelet foraging and breeding behaviour off Haida Gwaii coast
Agent-based modelling of grizzly bear movement in Alberta
Developing visualization tools for forecasting sea ice dynamics in the Canadian Arctic
Developing web mapping tools for First Nations communities on Vancouver Island
Using remote sensing techniques to improve estimations of both merchantable and non-merchantable forest volume/biomass
Analyzing humpback whale behaviour in relation to vessel strike risk
Estimating wildfire spread rates from airtanker photographs
Modelling African Wild Dog movement behaviours in response to pastoral herding practices in Tanzania
Graduate Research Assistant
Analyzing the spread of wildfire smoke using remote sensing technologies