I am an entomologist and ecologist with an interest in the management of insect pests of forests. I try to understand the processes that influence the behaviour and population dynamics of pests. My goal is to devise better ways to quantify the risk of pests to forests, and devise efficient methods of pest control.
I also like to curl.
I am a research scientist with the Government of Canada, working for Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. I have PhD in forest biology from the University of Alberta, a MSc. in biology from the University of New Brunswick and a BSc. in biology from the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to joining the CFS I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Northern Forestry Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.
In addition to my research career, I’ve also worked as a tomato sorter, a deli clerk, a rental car cleaner and an advice columnist. These experiences have come in handy over the years.
Finally I’m the editor of the Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario, and perhaps the only Saskatchewan Roughriders fan in my postal code.
I’m always looking for interesting people to collaborate with. To see what I’m currently working on please check out my current projects and my recent publications and check the contact page for how to get in touch with me.