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Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle

Co-Director, Northern Boreal Mountains Program

Northern Boreal Mountains

Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle is the Co-Director of the Northern Boreal Mountains Program based in Whitehorse, Yukon and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. She works closely with First Nation communities, governments, and other partners throughout Yukon to collaborate on meaningful research projects and land-use planning initiatives that reflect Indigenous and environmental values. Chrystal specializes in understanding the impacts and interactions of climate and land-use change on biodiversity, and translating the implications into conservation planning.

She holds a PhD from the University of Queensland’s Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions in Australia. She has worked for the Queensland State Government, Australian Government and the University of Saskatchewan on various research and environmental monitoring projects prior to moving to the Yukon in 2019.

Resources


Stories and op-eds

Big Boots to Fill
2023-05-01

Big Boots to Fill

The remarkable WCS Canada career of Dr. Don Reid
Hilary Cooke, Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle, Justina Ray
Taking different paths: How WCS Canada scientists have adapted to the challenges of COVID 19
2020-08-24

Taking different paths: How WCS Canada scientists have adapted to the challenges of COVID 19

Current circumstances have required both adopting some creative solutions and simply accepting that some field work is not going to happen this summer.
Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne, Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle, Stephen Insley
Northern fish are tough, but climate change is causing some to dwindle
2020-07-06

Northern fish are tough, but climate change is causing some to dwindle

Summer has finally arrived in the northern reaches of Canada and Alaska, liberating hundreds of thousands of northern stream fish from their wintering habitats.
Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle

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Areas of expertise
Freshwater fish Boreal Climate change Conservation planning