I am a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at IRES with an adjunct position at the Liu Institute for Global Studies. I am also an Honourary Fellow in the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science at the University of Queensland, where I held a two-year postdoctoral position prior to coming to UBC. I completed my Ph.D. at McGill University in 2014, my M.Sc. at the University of Alberta in 2006, and my B.Sc. (Hons.) at the University of Victoria in 2002. I’ve also worked in a variety of resource management positions in western Canada, including forestry research in British Columbia and environmental impact assessment in Alberta.
My current research focuses on how the arrangement of different land uses and habitats across landscapes affect biodiversity and ecosystem services, mainly in human-dominated agricultural and urban landscapes. My work aims to improve our knowledge about how human activities influence landscape and ecosystem dynamics. My ultimate goal is to provide information that can be used to predict how future landscape changes will affect biodiversity and ecosystem services and thereby inform land management decisions and improve human wellbeing.