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Rachel Buxton

Assistant Professor

Degrees:B.Sc. (University of Victoria), M.Sc. (Memorial University), Ph.D. (University of Otago)
Office:4438 Hertzberg
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Current Research:

Rachel Buxton (she/her) is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Department of Biology at Carleton University. She leads the Biodiversity Conservation Solutions team that aims to generate knowledge to support and mobilize equitable conservation solutions. Her main research interests include soundscapes, seabird ecology, ecological restoration, and systematic conservation planning. She works with groups of practitioners, decision-makers, Indigenous peoples, and stakeholders to ensure my research is applicable for mobilizing effective conservation solutions. In drawing from her experiences as a research scientist, mom, life-long learner, teacher, mentor, and community member, she is committed to making a difference for biodiversity conservation and environmental justice.

Selected publications:

Buxton, R.T., Bennett, J.R., Reid, A.J., Shulman, C., Cooke, S.J., Francis, C.M., Nyboer, E., Pritchard, G., Binley, A., Avery-Gomm, S., Ban, N.C., Beazley, K.F., Bennett, E., Blight, L.K., Bortolotti, L.E., Camfield, A.F., Gadallah, Z., Jacob, A.L., Naujokaitis-Lewis, I., Raudsepp-Hearne, C., Roche, D.G., Soulard, F., Stralberg, D., Sadler, K.D., Solarik, K.A., Ziter, C.D., Brandt, J., McKindsey, C., Greenwood, D.A., Boxall, P.C., Ngolah, C.F., Chan, K.M.A., Lapen, D., Poser, S., Girard, J., DiBacco, C., Hayne, S., Orihel, D., Lewis, D.W., Littlechild, D., Marshall, S.J., McDermott, L., Whitlow, R., Browne, D., Sunday, J., and Smith, P.A. 2021. Key information needs to move from knowledge to action for biodiversity conservation in Canada. Biological Conservation 256: 108983.

Buxton, R. T., and Pearson, A.L., Allou, C., Fristrup, K., and Wittemyer, G. 2021. A synthesis of health benefits of natural sounds and their distribution in national parks. PNAS 118 (14): e2013097118.

Buxton, R.T., Avery-Gomm, S., Lin, H.Y., Smith, P.A., and Bennett, J.R. 2020. Half of resources in threatened species conservation plans are allocated to research and monitoring. Nature Communications. 11: 4668.

Buxton, R. T., McKenna, M.F., Clapp, M., Meyer, E., Crooks, K., Angeloni, L., and Wittemyer, G. 2018. Efficacy of extracting indices from large-scale acoustic recordings to monitor biodiversity. Conservation Biology 32:1174-1184.

Buxton, R. T., McKenna, M. F., Mennitt, D., Fristrup, K., Crooks, K., Angeloni, L., and Wittemyer, G. 2017. Noise pollution is pervasive in US protected areas. Science 356: 531-533.

Buxton, R.T., Jones, C.J., Moller, H., and Towns, D.R. 2014. Drivers of seabird population recovery on New Zealand islands after predator eradication. Conservation Biology 28: 333-344.