Welcome! I’m pleased to make your acquaintance. I’m a geospatial data scientist, spatial ecologist, and biogeographer.
I suppose you’re here to learn a little bit more about me. In my undergraduate work, I studied the fine scale site fidelity of northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) and the home ranges of pumas (Puma concolor). These projects resulted in multiple poster presentations and an honors thesis (Home Range Trends of Adult Male Pumas in the Santa Cruz Mountains). My undergraduate faculty advisor was Dan Costa and my thesis advisor was Chris Wilmers.
For my Masters, I’ll be advised by Bart Grudzinski with my thesis on the site characteristics of beaver dams in southwest Ohio. Generally speaking, I’ll be using species distribution modeling to identify point locations where beavers are likely to build their dams.
While you’re here, I invite you to read the articles I’ve written. My early articles focused on some undergraduate field work, but more recently, I’ve focused on technical posts that I hope help to clear up methods that I’ve used in my research.
Select images were furnished and are copyrighted by Sebastian Kennerknecht Photography. They are used by permission.