Aurora Wildlife Research is an independent consulting company owned by Kim Poole. Kim has over 30 years of experience in public and private sectors throughout western Canada, with extensive experience in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories/Nunavut. His work focuses on wildlife research & management, wildlife habitat management & assessment, and assessment, mitigation and monitoring of effects of developments on wildlife. Fifteen years of work on a variety of species with the NWT government and the remaining time as an independent consultant have provided Kim with a broad range of skills and experiences.
In addition to more than 3 decades of experience conducting and leading research and management studies on species such as moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, caribou, muskoxen, grizzly bears, wolverine, lynx, marten and raptors, since 2004 Kim has led, designed and reviewed baseline studies for a number of environmental impact assessments in NWT/Nunavut and British Columbia.
With an excellent reputation in the scientific community, Kim believes publication of research results is important, and has published over 50 papers in refereed journals. Kim is a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) and Certified Wildlife Biologist (The Wildlife Society). He holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Alberta. Specific expertise includes:
- Study design & project management
- Wildlife inventory & assessment
- Assessment & mitigation of environmental impacts of developments on wildlife
- Habitat evaluation
- Radio telemetry using GPS and VHF collars
- Application of remote sample collection & DNA profiling in inventory
- Live capture & chemical immobilization
- Literature review & data analysis
- Professional report preparation & publication in peer-reviewed journals