What I can do for you
Experienced in freshwater hydrology, environmental science & biology, having worked or consulted for large organisations & various levels of gov’t
An experienced public speaker having delivered talks to wide range of audiences including general public, academics, students and gov’t officials
Available for diverse, short or medium-term field, laboratory or data analysis based work
Community outreach and science communication
Passionate about communicating scientific information and data to the general public through interactive communication and presentations
Areas of Expertise
I have a wide array of research and general interests primarily falling within the realms of the physical and biological sciences. This experience has been gained through extensive post-secondary education, professional training, on-the-ground work experience and extensive collaborations. Through this I am able to offer a wide range of consulting services in the environmental realms. I look forward to discussing how I can help your organization and what I can do for you.
Environmental science with a focus on surface processes such as the interaction between sediment and microbial organisms
Physical, chemical and biological sampling and controlled experiments in a variety of lacustrine environments
Focusing on the interaction between physical and biological processes in annually frozen lacustrine environments
Hydrological monitoring and samping in fluvial and lacustrine environments. All with a focus on implications on biological activity (hydroecology)
Government of Alberta – Environment and Parks
In charge of data analysis, sythensizing and report writing for legally required surface water quality reports for the Athabasca River region and South Saskatchewan Basin.
Corporation of Delta – Burns Bog
In collaboration with Rain to River consulting and Hydrologica consulting, have been contracted to undertake hydrological flow monitoring in the Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area of southern British Columbia.
Bow River Basin Council
As the volunteer social media coordinator and member of the stakeholder engagement committee, I am in charge of various forms of direct contact and communication with stakeholders and the general public.
University of Victoria – Department of Geography
Researching the implications of winter surface cover changes on under-ice biogeochemical processes to better understand implications of climate change on lacustrine productivity.
This article was originally written for and distributed in the September edition of the Bow River Basin Council (BRBC) Preserving Our Lifeline newsletter. I recommend checking it out, as it contains a number of great articles and information! Header photo credit: Christina Suzanne In large rivers, such as the Bow, there are a wide range Read more about Why timing is key for sampling water quality in rivers[…]
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