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I am a remote sensing scientist and conservation biologist based out of the University of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada. My research uses satellite remote sensing imagery as a source for modeling suitable habitat and movement patterns for species at risk.
My work focuses on freshwater turtles in southern Ontario wetlands and investigates temporal and spatial changes in habitat use and how this can be used to improve ground level conservation practices. I use various models to 1) produce spatially explicit maps of habitat suitability derived in part from multispectral and multitemporal satellite imagery, 2) examine landscape connectivity and species dispersal potential, and 3) predict population viability under dynamic landscape scenarios.
I recently completed my doctoral degree from the University of Toronto and currently I am a Lecturer in the Department of Geography. I earned a Masters degree from the University of Sydney where I mapped dispersal patterns of juvenile wombats through the Australian outback using radio-telemetry, while my undergraduate thesis from the University of Guelph examined how extreme incubation temperatures affect the fitness and survival of hatchling snapping turtles. Outside of academia, I have devoted years of work, volunteer and personal time to local and international wildlife conservation agencies and public education initiatives.
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