Dr. Michelle McLellan’s main research interest is the studying population dynamics of recovering and threatened large mammal populations. She works with the WSC to understand the implications of policy and recovery actions on populations and predator-prey dynamics. She also currently supports Okanagan Nation Alliance in their efforts to restore ecosystems and connectivity in their territory. Prior to this work she was the co-director of the Southwest British Columbia grizzly bear project focusing on population recovery, habitat selection, and interpopulation connectivity. Before returning to graduate school Michelle was a field biologist for 12 years monitoring, counting, and tracking grizzly bears, black bears, wolverines, caribou, wolves, and Andean bears.