Born and bred in Muskoka, Ontario I am a behavioural ecologist, consulting biologist and R programmer. I teach R, handle data management in R and develop R packages for a variety of disciplines in the Natural Sciences.
Beyond R, I’m a behavioural ecologist with an interest in how humans influence behaviour of animals and how citizen science projects can be used to do great science and engage the public.
I enjoy teaching and outreach and try to spread the love of R and make science more accessible.
Outside of research, I love travelling, be it camping locally or flying to visit exotic destinations. But I also enjoy stay-at-home activities such as reading, gardening and spinning wool into yarn.
I was honoured to receive the Society of Canadian Ornithologists/Société des ornithologistes du Canada’s inaugural Early Career Research Award for 2017
For R programming and projects, see R and Data Science
For information on current and past projects, see Projects
For teaching and outreach see Teaching and Outreach
For education, publications, skills, etc. see my CV
For a list of media coverage see Media
Curriculum Vitae: PDF copy