About me! I currently hold two postdoctoral fellowship positions. One is the University of Guelph (supervised by Dr. Nigel Raine). We are researching how environmental stressors impact bumble bee movement. We are doing this using radio-tagged bumble bee queens.
My second postdoctoral fellowship position is at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (supervised by: Drs. Jason Pither, Adam Ford, Lael Parrot, Josie Hughes and Richard Pither). We are working in a large collaborative group to synthesize future research directions for connectivity conservation.
My PhD research was studying at-risk bumble bee habitat at York University. My research mainly focuses on southern Ontario, but more recent work is looking at bumble bee habitat across North America.
Broadly, my research interests are in applied ecological questions focusing on movement behaviour, habitat selection, restoration and conservation of bumble bees.
My past research experiences have taken me to a variety of locations including: Californian deserts, northern Ontario lakes, and the alpine-tundra of northern British Columbia