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Positions Held

2006-present    
Research Associate, Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network (CAISN), Centre for Mathematical Biology (CMB), Departments of Biological Sciences and Mathematical & Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Science Writer at the Centre for Mathematical Biology (CMB), the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), and the Centre for Research in Youth, Research, Teaching and Learning (CRYSTAL)

2004-2006    
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Integrated Systems for Invasive Species (ISIS) Program, Centre for Mathematical Biology, Departments of Biological Sciences and Mathematical & Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2002-04    
National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Honorary Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Mathematical Biology, Departments of Biological Sciences and Mathematical & Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, and Great Lakes Centre for Ecological Research (GLIER), Windsor, ON

2000-02    
Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Fellowship

1997-2000
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association - National Estuarine Research Reserve (NOAA-NERR) Graduate Fellowship

1993-95    
Research Associate, National Biological Invasions Shipping Study, Williams College-Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT and Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), Edgewater, MD


Education

Ph.D., Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2001

M.A., Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., 1997

Three Seas Marine Biology Program, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1992-93

B.A. (Hons.), Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., 1992


Working Groups

2002-04
Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network
(CAISN)

2002-04
Integrated Systems for Invasive Species
(ISIS)

2003
Endocrine disruptors: environmental and health impacts. Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), Haydenville, MA.

1998-2000  
Invasion Biology; Toward a Theory of Impacts I (1998), II (1999), III (2000).  I. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), Santa Barbara, CA, USA


Workshops

2006
Science Communications Programme. The Banff Centre, Banff, AB. 2 weeks.

2005
Creative Non-fiction Writing. University of Alberta Faculty of Extension, Edmonton, AB. 3 months.

2004
Mathematical ecology and evolution. Banff International Research Station (BIRS) Banff, AB. 2 days.

2003
Mathematical biology: From molecules to ecosystems; the legacy of Lee Segel. Banff International Research Station (BIRS) Banff, AB. 5 days.

2002
1st Annual Mathematical Biology Summer Workshop. Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. 2 weeks.

2001
Outer Coast Rapid Assessment Survey for Exotic Marine Species. Nearshore Habitat Program, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA. 8 days.

2000
Washington State Expedition 2000: A Rapid Survey of Exotic Species in the Shallow Waters of Elliott Bay, Totten and Eld Inlets, and Willapa Bay. Nearshore Habitat Program, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA. 7 days.

1997
Puget Sound Expedition: A rapid assessment survey of non-indigenous species in the shallow water of Puget Sound.  Nearshore Habitat Program, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA. 9 days.


Professional Affiliations

Science and Research Associations
  • Canadian Society of Zoologists (CSZ)
  • Ecological Society of America (ESA)
  • Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)

Research Groups

  • Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network (CAISN)
  • Centre for Research in Youth, Science, Teaching and Learning (CRYSTAL)
  • Integrated Systems for Invasive Species (ISIS

Research Stations

  • Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMS)
  • Banff International Research Station (BIRS)
  • Friday Harbor Laboratories (FHL)
  • Wrigley Marine Science Center (WMSC)
Science Outreach, Education, and Advocacy
  • David Suzuki Foundation (DSF)
  • Environmental Leadership Program (ELP)
  • Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)
  • Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

Diversity in Science and the Academy

  • Association of Women in Science (AWIS)
  • Inside/Out
  • National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Science and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP)
  • Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology (WISEST)
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