Ongoing Research: Citizen Science
My research focuses on understanding how citizen science data can contribute to biodiversity monitoring. The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) has developed the citizen science app NatureLynx. I am collaborating with ABMI to compare the data collected voluntarily with this app to data collected through ABMI’s professional biodiversity monitoring. Read more about this project here.
Ongoing Research: Red Squirrel Ecology
I am investigating reproductive trade-offs in male red squirrels, and in particular the influence of resources on reproductive success and behaviour. I collaborate with Dr. Stan Boutin at the University of Alberta and the Kluane Red Squirrel Project.
Previous Research: Red Grouse Ornamentation
I investigated ornamentation in female red grouse and potential trade-offs with reproductive success. I worked under the supervision of Dr. Jesus Martinez-Padilla and Dr. Steve Redpath at the University of Aberdeen.