Current research and/or projects
I have recently started as a Research Scientist at the Pacific Biological Station. I am an ecological modeller, and my research interests are wide, from the smallest marine plants (modelling phytoplankton populations) to the largest seabirds (modelling movement patterns of wandering albatrosses). I have just moved from the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, UK, where I held the somewhat uniquely-named position of Biosphere Complexity Analyst.
I was previously a Research Associate in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada, where I worked with Dr. Ransom Myers on the impacts of industrial fishing and co-taught a course entitled 'An Introduction to Biological Modelling'. I also worked with Dr. Trevor Platt and Dr. Shubha Sathyendranath at the nearby Bedford Institute of Oceanography (also part of Fisheries and Oceans Canada), on modelling of the plankton ecosystem. Before that I was in Dr. Hal Caswell's lab at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA, also working on plankton modelling. I obtained my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, supervised by Prof. John Brindley at the University of Leeds, UK.
Education and awards
Mathematics (1993) University of Oxford, UK
Applied Mathematics (1997) University of Leeds, UK