Postdoctoral Fellow studying ornithology and conservation biology, University of Alberta

I have been involved in various ornithology and conservation biology studies for nearly 20 years. I have studied urban influences on habitat selection and breeding success of Northern Cardinals, how and where to manage urban rights-of-way as habitats for prairie plants and animals, how prairie birds respond to energy sector development, and how boreal forest bird communities respond to forestry and energy sector development. I currently do research for the Boreal Avian Modelling Project at the University of Alberta Department of Biological Sciences.


  • 2015–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, Biological Sciences, University of Alberta


  • 2013 
    University of Manitoba, Ph. D. Natural Resources Management


  • 2019
    Journal of Urban Ecology, An urban wildlife habitat experiment: conservation implications of altering mowing regimes on animals and plants along urban and rural rights-of-way.
  • 2017
    Avian Conservation and Ecology, Managing urban and rural rights-of-way as potential habitats for grassland birds.
  • 2017
    Forest Ecology and Management, Long-term changes in boreal forest bird occupancy within regenerating harvest units.
  • 2016
    Landscape and Urban Planning, The potential of resource plant-rich urban rights-of-way as extensive butterfly habitats.
  • 2015
    Environmental Management, Urban rights-of-way as reservoirs for tall-grass prairie plants and butterflies.
  • 2015
    Great Plains Research, Perceptibility of prairie songbirds using double-observer point counts.
  • 2006
    Biological Conservation, Are urban forests ecological traps for understory birds? An examination using Northern Cardinals.