I am a quantitative ecologist with interests focused on applied spatial and conservation ecology. In particular, much of my research is concerned with developing the use of emerging technologies for marine conservation and management in a variety of ecosystems. I maintain active collaborations in the fields of Antarctic and tropical marine ecology, in which I completed my Ph.D. and postdoctoral work.
I am the lead researcher of Seal Watch. Through this project I have collected 10 years of camera trap data of seal populations in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Through the Zooniverse platform we have collected nearly 200,000 annotations on this data from passionate citizen scientists around the world. This experiment.com project will help curate this data into a high-quality dataset which will enable further study of these fascinating and ecologically crucial species.