Institute of Urban Ecology

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Instagram: @IUEATDC

LinkedIn: Urban Ecology

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Free workshops

Schools and community groups of all ages can book a free environmental education workshop adapted to follow the BC curriculum core competencies.  See what topics are available this year.

We also host monthly free workshops on the last Monday of each month.  These workshops are aimed at a more adult audience but anyone is welcome to join!  Find out what is happening this month.

Urban Ecology Research

You can join our citizen science team!  People of all ages, all across the province are welcome to help us collect data on a newly introduced beetle species from Europe.

Join our Facebook group IUE Beetle Watch.

Research projects

The IUE also undertakes a variety of research projects related to urban sustainability issues. Recent and current projects include: Biological Control of Greenhouse Pests, which is seeking to develop biological controls for greenhouse pests like aphids and tomato psyllids; Ground Beetles in Urban Habitat Fragments, where these beetles act as bioindicators of habitat health; and our Beetle Watch Citizen Science project, where people from all across BC can sign up to help us track the spread of a newly introduced beetle species from Europe.

Staff Members

Dr. Robert McGregor Executive Director

Naomi Higo IUE Coordinator