Paving the Way

We are leaders in providing high-quality scientific information.

We are a not-for-profit that operates at arm’s length from government and industry, providing information that is both objective and unbiased. We are passionate about delivering the highest quality data on wildlife and habitats: technology is always changing, and we work to adopt the latest tools and methods to monitor a wide range of species, assess changes in biodiversity, and share our findings. All of our data, analyses, and reports are freely accessible and open to scrutiny.

Better together

Collaboration and data aggregation are integral to our work.

As a subsidiary of the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, Biodiversity Pathways was established to work with collaborators to develop and implement scientifically credible monitoring. Together, we identify key questions for individual species, habitats, and landscapes and bring together the best available datasets to address critical biodiversity issues. We leverage the strengths and assets of partners and collaborators to advance biodiversity monitoring in Canada and around the world.


We turn data into relevant information for decision-makers.

We develop and implement monitoring programs and reporting to meet the needs of partners and stakeholder groups. We strive to ensure that our information and data is relevant to the challenges that managers and decision-makers face at local, regional, and national scales. Our information is used by a wide variety of people who care about our environment, including Indigenous communities, industry, government, environmental groups, researchers and the general public.

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Indigenous partnerships and capacity building are important to us.

We work collaboratively with communities throughout Western Canada to support community interests and objectives, helping to build capacity for biodiversity monitoring and management.

Our Team

I hope that we can achieve a greater sense of community as we collectively work to improve our understanding and appreciation of wildlife and biodiversity,”

– Jim Herbers, Executive Director

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Jim Herbers

Executive Director
Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

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Colleen Scott

Program Manager
Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

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Dr. Robert Serrouya

Co-Director, Wildlife Science Centre

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Monica Kohler

Director, Operations Centre
Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

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Dr. Adam Ford

Co-Director, Wildlife Science Centre
Associate Professor, UBC Okanagan

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Dr. Erin Bayne

Co-Director, Science Centre (ABMI)
Professor, University of Alberta

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Corrina Copp

Director, Information Centre
Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

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Dr. Cynthia McClain

Director, Geospatial Centre
Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

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Dr. Greg McDermid

Professor, Department of Geography
University of Calgary

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Dr. Oscar Venter

Professor, Landscape Conservation and Management
University of Northern British Columbia

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Dr. Tyler Cobb

Director, Processing Centre
Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute