Dr. Jesse Popp

Dr. Jesse Popp, the chair in Indigenous environmental science, spoke to CBC Sudbury about her work combining Indigenous knowledge approaches and Western science techniques to study Eastern wolves in northern Ontario with the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory species-at-risk coordinator. 

Popp explained why it’s important to study these wolves and said she hopes the project will “serve as a model for future partnerships that braid Indigenous knowledge with western science.” 

A professor in the School of Environmental Sciences and the head of the Wildlife, Indigenous Science and Ecology Lab, Popp studies ecosystem science and biodiversity.