I am a Professor in the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta in Canada. My research and teaching focus on the conservation and ecology of species to ecosystems in Canada’s boreal and montane biomes. My background is in both plant/forest and animal ecology with an emphasis on conservation biology, landscape ecology, and biogeography. This includes work on single species ecology/conservation, landscape change (disturbance ecology), trophic interactions, and biogeographic questions around climate change threats to biodiversity. I work at the stand to landscape scales using a combination of field research, modeling, and geospatial methods. I have been involved with research and conservation on grizzly bears since 2000, as well biodiversity conservation issues in oil sands since 2010.