I am a conservation biologist and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Victoria, Canada. I work within the field of behavioural ecology of large carnivores and the application of behavioural knowledge to conservation. I conduct academic research, as well as applied conservation research and monitoring. From and academic perspective, I am interested in the evolutionary underpinnings of social behaviour in solitary mammals and its influence on reproduction, spatial movements, and risk avoidance. From an applied conservation perspective, I am interested in the impacts of human activity on wildlife, including nature-based tourism and development.
I use noninvasive technologies to research and monitor wildlife, specially camera trapping, DNA tagging, and observational sampling. This research is conducted working with researchers, First Nations partners, and the ecotourism industry.