Victoria Lukasik, Ph.D., P. Biol.
Wildlife Biologist and Sessional Instructor
University of Calgary
Victoria Lukasik, PhD, is a wildlife biologist with Western EcoSystems Technology (WEST) and a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary. She has field experience conducting research and surveys on everything from burrowing owls to leopard frogs to wetlands. She studied urban coyotes in Calgary (MSc) and carnivore management practices across western Canada (PhD). Her research interests focus on the human-dimension of wildlife management and conservation, including human-wildlife interactions and mitigating human impacts on wildlife and their habitat. She is passionate about carnivore ecology, management and community engagement. Victoria also participates on several committees and boards, including Calgary’s BiodiverCity Advisory Committee, Bird Friendly Calgary, several committees with the Society for Conservation Biology, and is currently the president of the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists.