Down-to-earth intelligence

Down-to-earth intelligence

Consulting and Communications

My Services

Botany, ecology, data analysis, reporting, research, education, advice

Earth-Rooted Ecology Projects is a consulting and communications company with a focus on ecology. Our motto, Down-to-Earth Intelligence, alludes to our commitment to work for the best interests of the planet and its people, and produce results that are respectful and beneficial.

Our only bias is towards vegetation because we love to watch things grow. Yet, the services we offer aren’t planted only in one discipline. We are driven by a desire to make ecological expertise available to anyone. So, if your needs fall into any of the following categories, Earth-Rooted Ecology Projects can help you.

Need someone to steer an environmental project from kickoff to completion? I am experienced with end-to-end management of large- and small-scale ecology-related projects, including managing budgets; overseeing staff, coordinating the content and timing of deliverables; communicating with stakeholders; planning and executing field work and preparing funding applications. Whether I temporarily relocate to your site or work remotely from mine, I’ll get the job done.

Whether it’s for a monitoring program or a research project, a study design needs to have statistical and scientific merit. I’m familiar with the essential principles of experimental design and commonly-used parametric and non-parametric statistics, as well as descriptive tools such as ordination, and using tables and charts to summarize data. If you need to play with numbers, I can make them add up.

If your company can’t get technical reports out of the door quick enough to meet the deadlines of regulators, validators and committees, I can help. I’ve written and edited major environmental assessments, traditional ecological assessments, project design documents and countless reports across various ecological disciplines for major industrial developments, highway expansion and re-routing proposals, forest management plans and other projects in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and elsewhere. Take my word for it, I can get your report in on time.

Life on Earth is incredible in ways that can’t be conveyed in a table, graph or dispassionate technical report. You need text that is as vibrant and alive as the organisms and environments it describes. I have put my passion for the planet on the pages of top-quality science, technology and travel magazines and in marketing materials. Moreover, my keen desire to communicate science has brought me teaching awards and accolades from companies where I’ve trained and mentored staff in topics ranging from statistics to how to identify mosses in the field. If you need someone to bring life to your idea on paper or in front of an audience, or to give a simple answer to a science question, I can do it jargon-free and as soon as possible not ASAP.

Navigating through the regulatory compliance process or identifying the standards you need to meet to get certification can be a challenge. Our experience with regulatory and legal processes, and researching standards, can help guide you through it, especially if you don’t even know where to begin.

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by experience

Vegetation and Biodiversity Impact Assessments

Vegetation surveys on multiple continents

Traditional Ecology Assessments for First Nations

Writing for UK science magazines How It Works and World of Animals

Project Design Documents for carbon credits

Design and analysis of wetland monitoring programs

Workshops in statistics and bryophyte field identification

Marketing materials for nature-focused projects