Conservation Biology and Species-at-Risk

I study species-at-risk conservation by functioning in government and academic roles.  I am a Research Scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, in the Wildlife Research and Monitoring Section located at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.  I am also an on-campus adjunct professor in the Environmental & Life Sciences Graduate Program at Trent University.

My research focuses on the behavioural ecology and conservation of species-at-risk.  I seek to better understand (1) how and why animal populations become at risk, (2) how the animals adjust their behaviour in light of population decline, and (3) methods to reverse the declines.  In particular, my lab and I examine two aspects of behavioural conservation:

  • How animals collect and use cues in selecting habitat

  • How animals move and/or disperse across landscapes in relation to ecological features

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