Welcome! I am a geographer and environmental scientist broadly interested in exploring how the environment has varied over time and how we can use that information to make sound resource management decisions. Over the last several years, I have transitioned my focus from environmental science to a more holistic approach to sustainable resource management. I specialize in climate change and sustainable resource knowledge mobilization using internet-based applications. My research helps inform the public and government about ways we can improve sustainable practices while simultaneously creating outreach and education opportunities for environmental organizations and programmes.
I am currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Saskatchewan working with the Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Programme 2 (AGGP-2). My primary research objective is to develop a decision support system for Saskatchewan landowners to help them understand the sustainability values of their shelterbelt trees. The system allows users (landowners/farmers) to learn about their shelterbelts and distills 10-years of scientific and economic studies into easily understood concepts and results. Specifically, it allows landowners to know how much their trees are worth by calculating the total carbon sequestered and multiplying it by the federal value of CO2.
Exploring Queen Bess Glacier in the summer of 2015 (photo: Dan Smith).
Talking to undergraduate students about snowpack and trees (photo: Shannon Fargey).