Conservation Biologist Interests: Human-Wildlife Conflicts and Mitigation, Movement Ecology, Population Studies, Carnivore Research, Turtle Demographics and Movement, Citizen Science, Road Ecology, Fencing for Conservation and Ecological Restoration
Wildlife biologist and reformed capital markets banker. My interests lie in human-wildlife conflicts, carnivore behaviour in small reserves and population dynamics of wildlife in urban centres. I have field sites in Kenya (at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy), where I study carnivore behaviour, prey-traps, wildlife fencing, as well as issues arising in communities living on the borders of wildlife conservancies.
I am currently a contract faculty member at York University (Glendon College) where I teach Introduction to Biology, Ecology, and Behavioural Ecology both in French and/or in English. I have also developed a new course called "La vie sauvage de Toronto", an urban ecology course for non science majors. I am active as an urban field biologist and work closely with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) where I study turtle demographics in urban and created wetlands as well as the effects of persistent road mortality on turtle demographics.
Education: InstitutionDegreeYear York University Ph.D. Biology (Ecology & Evolution) 2016 York University Master of Environmental Studies (Wildlife Conservation) 2010 University of British Columbia Master of Business Administration 1993 University of Ottawa Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) 1988