• 2002 - B.Sc. Hons. - Linfield College, Business Information Systems
• 2011 - M.S. Nova Southeastern University, Marine Biology
As a software developer, I am responsible for maintenance of custom software packages currently in use by researchers and staff at the OC including CPCe (Coral Point Count with Excel Extensions). I also maintain several websites including the tiger shark tracking website for the Guy Harvey Research Institute and the Invasionsoft web portal for invasive species predictions.
Area(s) of Research
I am particularly interested in invasive species and their patterns of invasion in their introduced environments. I have developed and am currently enhancing a predictive model based on the lionfish invasion in the western Atlantic and Caribbean region.
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