Originally a software engineer with a passion for scuba diving and other marine hobbies, I left Microsoft in 2003 to pursue a full time career in marine research and conservation. At the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, I split my time between writing software tools and conducting scientific research. I am interested in facilitating progress in marine ecology and conservation by developing, applying, and helping others apply advanced software tools, statistical methods, and modeling approaches.
Some recent projects include:
- Modeling densities of cetaceans for the U.S. east coast and Gulf of Mexico (more info here).
- Modeling larval connectivity for various marine species in the Pacific, Caribbean, Western Indian Ocean, and globally.
- Modeling distributions, habitats, and movements of large marine predators, including tunas and swordfish in the western North Atlantic, minke whales in Antarctica, and leatherback sea turtles in the eastern Pacific.
- Leading development of Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools (MGET), a free collection of modular geoprocessing tools used throughout the marine ecology community.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (206) 619-2736.
You can also download my CV.