Rea, Dr. Roy

Roy Rea
PhD Ecology (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2014), MSc Biology (UNBC - 1999), BSc (California State University, Stanislaus - 1992) Senior Laboratory Instructor
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Research and Expertise

Roy’s research interests are broad and include plant-animal interactions, moose-human interactions, mitigation of wildlife-vehicle collisions, considerations for critical habitat features in forest management and planning and science education.

Research Fields:
  • Biodiversity/Ecology
  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Wildlife
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications

Conway, S., R.V. Rea , C. MacPhail, A. Von der Gonna, G. Hesse, and D. Spooner. 2022. Exploratory Analysis of Physical and Emotional Impacts and Use of Emergency and Healthcare Services Following Moose and Deer
Vehicle Collisions in North-Central British Columbia. Journal of Transport and Health.

Aitken, D.A., Hatter, I.W., R.V. Rea and K.N. Child. 2021. Vulnerablity of yearling bull moose to antler regulations in British Columbia. Alces: 57: 139-166.

Rea, R.V. , M. Scheideman, G. Hesse, M. Mumma. 2021. The effectiveness of decommissioning roadside mineral licks on reducing moose (Alces alces) activity near highways: implications for moose-vehicle collisions. Canadian Journal of
Zoology: 99:1009-1019. [Peer-reviewed, scientific]

McNay, K., R. S. McNay, K. Sittler, and R.V. Rea. 2021. Moose use of the Mount McAllister burn in North-central BC: Influence of burn severity and soil moisture. Alces: 57:1-22.

Carswell, B., R.V. Rea, G.F. Searing, G. Hesse. 2021. Towards building a species-specific risk model for mammal-aircraft strikes. Journal of Airport Management. 15:288-303.

Chisholm, J. D. Hodder, S. Crowley, R.V. Rea, S. Marshall. 2021. Seasonal Movements of Migratory and Resident Female Moose (Alces alces) in North-Central British Columbia, Canada. Mammal Research. 66:419-427.

Thompson, M.D., M.G. Bolek, R.V. Rea. 2021. Calliphorid Parasitism Causing Myiasis in Amphibians: A New Record for Anaxyrus boreas (Western Toad) in British Columbia, Canada. Herpetological Review 52:303-307.

Carswell, B., R.V. Rea, D. Rusch, C.J. Johnson. 2021. The influence of the root diseases Armillaria solidipes and Inonotus sulphurascens on the distribution of mule deer during winter. Forestry 94:492-501.

Brochez, C.B., R.V. Rea, S. Crowley and D.P Hodder. 2021. Patterns of mineral lick use by ungulates: implications for forest management. Canadian Field Naturalist. 134: 361-374.

Rea, R.V., and C.E. Huxter. 2020. Late-autumn record of Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus) in north-central British Columbia. Canadian Field-Naturalist 134:248–251.

Rea, R.V., D.P. Hodder, W.E. Faber. 2020. Bark Stripping by Moose: Just Another Reason to Leave Mature Aspen Standing. BC Forest Professional 27:10-11.

Sample, C., R.V. Rea, G. Hesse. 2020. Tracking moose- and deer-vehicle collisions in British Columbia using GPS and landmark inventory systems. Alces 56:49-61.

Jensen, W.F., R.V. Rea, C. E. Penner, J. R. Smith, E. V. Bragina, E. Razenkova, L. Balciauskas, H. Bao, S. Bystiansky, S. Csányi; Z. Chovanova, G. Done, K. Hackländer, M. Heurich, G. Jiang, A. Kazarez, J. Pusenius, E. J. Solberg, R. Veeroja, and F. Widemo. 2020. A review of circumpolar moose populations with emphasis on Eurasian moose distributions and densities. Alces 56:63-78.

Jasińska K. D., Bijak S., Child K. N., Rea R.V. 2020. Temporal patterns of moose−train collisions in British Columbia – implications for mitigation. Sylwan 164:32-40. DOI:

Rea, R.V., L. Ajala, D.A. Aitken, K.N. Child, N. Thompson, and D.P. Hodder. 2019. Scat analysis as a preliminary assessment of moose calf consumption by bears in north-central British Columbia. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 42:369-377. DOI:

Rea, R.V., C.J. Johnson, D.A. Aitken, K.N. Child, and G. Hesse. 2018. Dash Cam videos on YouTube™ offer insights into factors related to moose-vehicle collisions. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 118:207-213.

Rea, R.V. 2017. Use of fine-textured, mineral-rich soils by a Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) in north-central British Columbia. American Midland Naturalist 178:290-297.

Scheideman, M.C., R.V. Rea, G. Hesse, L. Soong, C.J. Green, C. Sample, and A. Booth. 2017. Use of wildlife camera traps to aid in wildlife management planning at airports. Journal of Airport Management 11:408-419.

Rea, R.V., O. Hjeljord and P. Langen. 2017. Conifer diet choices made by Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) of north central British Columbia during a cafeteria-style feeding trial. Northwest Science 91:90-99.

Rea, R.V., K.N. Child, D.A. Aitken. 2017. Seeing the forests for their hoofage and stumpage values. BC Forest Professional 24:18-19.

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