I am an educator and an ecologist. I am an assistant professor at MacEwan University, and as an educator my goal is to engage others with the natural world. I do this through both teaching and science outreach. My research focuses on monitoring biodiversity using citizen science. I am also interested in understanding ecology and evolution by studying life history and behaviour in red squirrels. Below you can read more about my current research, teaching, and outreach.

 

Research

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My current research focuses on citizen science and biodiversity monitoring. I also work on behavioural and evolutionary ecology in red squirrels.

 

You can also check out my publications or read media coverage and other articles about my research.


Teaching

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In fall 2018 at MacEwan University, I am teaching Organisms in their Environment and Conservation Biology. In winter 2019, I will be teaching Principles of Ecology and Humans and their Environment.

 

I previously taught Northern Ecology and Public Engagement in Ecology and Evolution at the University of Alberta as the primary instructor. I was also previously a teaching assistant for Biology of Birds, Field Methods in Ecology, and Introduction to Biological Diversity at the University of Alberta.


Outreach

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Sharing my love for science through science communication is my passion and my research focuses on citizen science. You can also find me on Twitter. I have experience discussing my science at public presentations, in schools, at festivals, and in media interviews.