Although I’ve enjoyed spending time in nature from an early age, I more recently found a desire to better understand the processes that give rise to the natural world around us. This brought me to study Ecology at Concordia University. Here, I have developed an interest in studying biological systems on various scales, from organismal physiology, to population dynamics and community trophic interactions. Through my education and fieldwork experience in various contexts across Canada, I have also developed a deeper appreciation for Canada’s diverse and dynamic ecosystems.
I am currently doing an undergraduate thesis in Dr. Pedersen’s lab analyzing the performance of a new Generalized Additive Model approach for detecting and quantifying peaks in noisy ecological data. This exciting work has a broad range of potential applications and could help ensure more robust statistical testing of complex ecological trends and relationships.