For over twenty-five years I have worked an independent consultant, specializing in conservation biology and endangered species management.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Waterloo (1984), a Masters degree in environmental science from the University of Calgary (1990), and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Victoria (1998).
Past projects have included work on
- red-shouldered hawks (Ontario),
- burrowing owls (B.C. and Washington State),
- hibernating bats (B.C.),
- old-growth forest songbirds (B.C.),
- aquatic plants (Quebec),
- grizzly bears (B.C.),
- rare butterflies (Ontario),
- rare insectivorous plants (Nova Scotia),
- spider monkeys (Costa Rica),
- hoary marmots (Alaska) and endemic kingfishers (Atiu, south Pacific).
- From 1987 through 2009 he was primarily focused on the conservation biology of Vancouver Island marmots (B.C.)