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.
Postdoctoral fellow, Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
University of Manitoba, Ph. D. Natural Resources Management
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.
Avian Conservation and Ecology, Managing urban and rural rights-of-way as potential habitats for grassland birds.
Forest Ecology and Management, Long-term changes in boreal forest bird occupancy within regenerating harvest units.
Landscape and Urban Planning, The potential of resource plant-rich urban rights-of-way as extensive butterfly habitats.
Environmental Management, Urban rights-of-way as reservoirs for tall-grass prairie plants and butterflies.
Great Plains Research, Perceptibility of prairie songbirds using double-observer point counts.
Biological Conservation, Are urban forests ecological traps for understory birds? An examination using Northern Cardinals.