I’m the co-founder and CTO of Salo, a conservation analytics & monitoring company, and a PhD student at Stanford University in the Center for Conservation Biology. I map biodiversity and climate change with satellites, which is pretty neat.
I’ve spent my career as a research ecologist. My skills include processing, analyzing & visualizing ecologial data, which I’ve used to help understand the evolutionary, environmental & spatial drivers of species diversity and carbon storage. We’re building Salo to further develop these themes by applying novel technological approaches for mapping biodiversity to large-scale conservation and restoration efforts. We’re seeing tons of opportunities to use global ecological data and science to better manage ecosystems worldwide, which I think is also pretty neat.
Below is a list of the peer-reviewed scientific publications I’ve contributed to as an author. You can access my full cv here.
[web] [pdf] - 2020 - drivers of long-term shifts in bird community structure
[web] [pdf] - 2019 - nature’s mental health benefits as an ecosystem service
[web] [pdf] - 2012 - carnegie airborne observatory two
[web] [pdf] - 2011 - spectroscopy of canopy chemicals in tropical forests
I lead development of the salo python package as CTO at Salo, which will soon be available as an open source library. I’ve lead one other public-facing software project, ccb-id, and I maintain a personal python library.
ccb-id - a tree species mapping package for imaging spectroscopy data, which was developed for this data science competition. It ranked first in predictive accuracy among all participants, outperforming methods developed by researcher groups from five other universities.
aei-py - my personal python package repository. nothin’ special.