Down-to-earth intelligence

Down-to-earth intelligence

Biodiverse Experience

Earth-Rooted Ecology Projects offers science support and communications services with an emphasis on ecology. My motto, Down-to-Earth Intelligence, alludes to my commitment to work for the best interests of the planet and its people, to make a rich diversity of ecological knowledge accessible to everyone, and to support respectful and beneficial interactions between nature and culture.

As a botanist and gardener I love to watch things grow. Yet, the services I offer aren’t planted in one discipline. I am driven by a desire to make science and ecology accessible to anyone who has a question, concern or project, regardless of whether it is professional, personal, cultural or creative. If you’ve read about my services and think Earth-Rooted Ecology Projects can help you, please get in touch.

Need more information? E-mail info@ecologyprojects.earth.

As a research and field biologist for over 20 years, I have the background and expertise to advise you on ecological issues you might be facing or questions you might have. Curiosity is a seed from which great ideas grow so no question is too small to ask.

Also, if you find that navigating through the regulatory compliance process or identifying the standards you need to meet to get certification is a challenge, I can offer my experience with regulatory and legal processes, and researching standards to help guide you.

Are you a filmmaker, writer or game designer working on a concept and you’re not sure if its ecological credibility is more Godzilla vs. Kong than Avatar? Get in touch and I’ll tell you if your idea is likely to stand up to natural selection.


Technology is becoming increasingly important for ecologists and scientists doing research and data collection away from the office and sometimes in remote and rugged locations. With my passion for mobile technology, field experience, industry contacts and over two decades’ worth of credits for science and technology articles and tutorials in magazines or online, I am well equipped to point you in the direction of devices that will make data collection, communication and safe work an achievable goal when you are heading out into the wild.

If your company can’t get technical documents 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 help you 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.

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.

Versatile

in nature

Grounded

by experience

I have written or contributed to a wide variety of blog and magazine articles, reports, educational and instructional resources, marketing materials and presentations.

My clients have included environmental consultants, educators, non-profits, award-winning science and culture magazines, websites, filmmakers, Indigenous communities and independent innovators.

My previous experience includes…

Environmental Impact Assessments

Articles for science and technology magazines, including How It Works and World of Animals

Ecological Knowledge summaries for Indigenous communities

Marketing materials and science advice for filmmakers

Field data analysis and summaries

Research into public perceptions of nature

Workplace presentations on statistics, study design and field skills

Award-winning teaching

Volunteering with local nature groups



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