I am a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Dr. Christina Semeniuk at the University of Windsor, Ontario. My primary research interests involve understanding how naive prey respond to novel predators. My research is focused on the interactions between nesting Common eiders (prey), and polar bears (predator) on Mitivik Island, Nunavut, Canada. I make use of empirical observations of predator-prey interactions, and use these observations to build simulation models of predator-prey encounters. By combining "real world" data with powerful computer simulation programs, I aim to make a priori predictions on the impacts of novel predators on naive prey, to better inform conservation practices in the future.
I am fortunate to work with an interdisciplinary team, which allows me to take part in several different areas of research ranging from developing drone technologies for wildlife research, to machine learning and citizen science. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!