@ The University of Victoria
on the Coast Salish and Straits Salish Territories

of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples

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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. Watch our video to learn more. 

CORE RESEARCH AREAS

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Simulating forest growth, management and disturbances under an uncertain climate future. 

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Analyzing human-wildlife interactions in terrestrial and ocean environments.

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Developing mapping and visualization technologies for building community resilience to environmental change.

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED

For Collaborators

The SURREAL Lab collaborates with communities, First Nations, government agencies, NGO's and industry on a wide range of projects. We work with partners through research partnerships, formal contract arrangements, and volunteer opportunities. Our collaborations are focused on providing our partners with cutting-edge research while mentoring graduate and undergraduate in the collaborative process.

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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. Watch our video to learn more and follow us on Twitter to see what we've been up to lately.

Core Research Areas

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Simulating how land use policies and climate change impacts drive landscape dynamics.

Analyzing human-wildlife interactions in terrestrial and ocean environments.

Developing mapping and visualization technologies for building community resilience to environmental change.

Getting Involved

The SURREAL Lab collaborates with communities, First Nations, government agencies, NGO's and industry on a wide range of projects. We work with partners through research partnerships, formal contract arrangements, and volunteer opportunities. Our collaborations are focused on providing our partners with cutting-edge research while mentoring graduate and undergraduate in the collaborative process. Please contact us for more information.

The SURREAL Lab welcomes interest from potential graduate and undergraduate researchers. Those interested in graduate studies should contact Chris Bone in the September prior to the Geography Department's application deadline and state how your research interests align with the core areas of the lab. Undergraduate students should feel free to be in touch at any time for potential research opportunities.