Lauren Eckert

Lauren Eckert
PhD student (Chris Darimont)
Conservation science; environmental policy; ecology; human dimensions; knowledge bridging; equitable conservation
Office: DTB B109

MSc (UVic)



  • Explorer session co-lead/presenter/organizer, National Geographic 2021 Explorer’s Festival Explorer Takeover Session, Conservation "In A Good Way": equitably bridging knowledge types towards a better world with Dr. Andrea Reid and Dr. Losang Rabgey
  • Invited Speaker, Women Who Blaze Trails Festival, “Diving Back in Time: Interweaving Knowledge Types to Improve Marine Conservation” (February 2021
  • Invited Speaker, University of Victoria Dean’s Lunchtime Lecture Series, “Of Conflict and Coexistence: understanding human-wildlife relationships in a complex world”(June 2020)
  • Invited Speaker, Coastal Insights, “Episode 2 – Living in Harmony with Wildlife” Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Online (May 2020) *video accessible via hyperlink
  • Joint Presentation with Andrea Reid, “Applying a Two-Eyed Seeing Approach to Improve Research and Fisheries Management in the Anthropocene”, 1st Joint The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society Conference, Reno, NV (September 2019)
  • Invited Speaker, Floating Ideas Lecture, “Towards Indigenous Marine Management: A case study of Yelloweye rockfish on the Central Coast of BC, Canada” Shaw Centre Aquarium, Victoria, BC (December 2018)


  • Canada Vanier Scholar
  • Raincoast Conservation Fellow
  • National Geographic Explorer/Grantee
  • Presidential Research Award Recipient (University of Victoria)
  • Royal Canadian Geographic Society Scholarship Recipient