Biodiversity is on the losing end of our fantastic climb in population, and in prosperity.
Conserving biodiversity in the face of rapid landscape and climate change requires that we understand how species respond to those changes. That's my passion. I am a wildlife ecologist with an eye for the big picture: a field grandiosely called macroecology.
Wolverines, bears, wolves, moose, deer, squirrels, and all the furry things living in the woods capture my imagination. Maybe the 70s cartoon The Green Forest is to blame? I think it may be. Thanks TVO.
I research terrestrial and coastal wildlife ecology in large, complex, often human-altered landscapes. I examine the spatial features and ecological processes that help species persist, or send them into declines. I help apply this research to conservation challenges, such as managing landscape disturbance and enhancing species-at-risk recovery.
Ph.D., University of Victoria, Dept. of Biology. 2010. NSERC Scholar.
M.Sc., University of Alberta, Dept. of Biology. 1999. NSERC Scholar.
B.Sc.H., Carleton University, Dept. of Biology. 1995.
Director, ACME Lab, University of Victoria, School of Environmental Studies.
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COSEWIC Terrestrial Mammals Specialist Subcommittee
Section Editor, Ecology and Evolution journal.
Director at Large, British Columbia Chapter - The Wildlife Society
Former President of the Alberta Chapter - The Wildlife Society.
Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution.
Ecological Society of America.
Society for Conservation Biology.