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About Me

I am an ecologist and conservation biologist interested in the relationship between animals and their environments. My expertise lies in using quantitative approaches to understand the effect of changing environments on animal behaviour and population dynamics. I am also interested in policy and management of natural resources in Canada and the circumpolar Arctic.

I currently work for Fisheries and Oceans Canada as an Aquatic Science Biologist and am a Visiting Scholar at Lakehead University. In the past, I held positions with Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Wildlife Research Division, the Canadian Wildlife Service, and the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research.

My research on climate change, predator-prey interactions, reproductive endocrinology, the evolution of ornamentation, and social behaviour has been published in leading journals such as Nature, Proceedings of the Royal Society and Global Change Biology. In addition, I have written articles on ecology and conservation policy for Canadian Geographic, The Narwhal and IRPP Policy Options.

Selected Awards

Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017-2018

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship 2012-2015

Animal Behaviour Film Festival - Best Non-Commercial Film 2014