I am an ecologist studying how natural and human disturbances affect biodiversity and ecosystem services. I work as a conservation scientist at the Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) Conservation Initiative.
My research is acutely applied, including things like conservation planning, community-engaged work, ecosystem restoration, environment-related law and policy, and human-wildlife coexistence. I'm a big fan of science outreach, including informing decision-makers and giving public talks.
Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Victoria working on marine spatial planning on the BC Central Coast. My PhD research at McGill University focused on forest restoration in Uganda. Before grad school, I worked in research, conservation, consulting, and teaching across East Africa, western North America, and Central America.
Send me an email <aerin @ y2y . net> or find me on Twitter @Aerin_J.