Researcher biography

I am an interdisciplinary scientist focused on ecology, spatial science and remote sensing, trophic cascades, and the interplay of human land use and ecosystem change. As a member of the Ecological Cascades Lab within the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, I collaborate with Matthew Luskin, Andrew Letten and Nicolas Clark to use camera trap data and statistical modelling to uncover the dynamics of species assemblage changes that result from various disturbance events. I am interested in combining the power of large, collaborative datasets and advanced detection methods to shed light on how land and species change and adapt to anthropogenic impacts. Traditional ecological knowledge and co-creation of knowledge ethics are strong influences on my work. 

I have a BA from Connecticut College, where I studied ecological biology and anthropology. In 2019 I earned my MSc from Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology. My professional background includes extensive work in conservation program development, biological data collection, mapping and geospatial science and human–wildlife coexistence. 

Some of my passed work includes the Allen Coral Atlas, National Geographic Society’s World Water MapHuman-Predator Coexistence Project, and Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project