Of dragonglass and men: Parallels and differences between Westeros and Earth – Aug 2019
(SciSeeker Pick for week of Aug 12, 2019)

Mammals of the mountain slopes, 2019 State of the Mountains Report – May 2019

Where the (re)wild things are – Feb 2019
(cross-posted on the Mountain Legacy Project blog – Feb 2019)

The elusive wolverine: beyond the X-men character – Oct 2017
(cross-posted on the Nature Conservancy of Canada – Dec 2017)

Tasty, tasty salmon – Feb 2015

In Interview

Singing the Bluebirds – Jul, 2016

Interviewed on CBC Daybreak North about her research showing invasive Atlantic Salmon are found in Pacific streams – May, 2014


BC Chapter of the Wildlife Society Conference
Science Communication Workshop, Prince George, BC (March 2020)

Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society Conference
“Defeat the Dark Side: How to use Social Media like a SciComm Jedi”, Canmore, AB (March 2019)

IdeaFest Workshop
“Defeat the Dark Side: How to use Social Media like a Communications Jedi”, University of Victoria (February 2019)

Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services & Sustainability Symposium 
“Defeat the Dark Side: How to use Social Media like a SciComm Jedi”, McGill University (September 2018)

Ocean Leaders Workshop: Science Storytelling on Social Media
“How to Tweet Like a Boss: Finding the Sweet Spot for Your Science in Social Media”, UBC (October 2017)



Associate Faculty, School of Environment and Sustainability, ENSC 323, RRU

Guest lecture “Social Media Lab: Why bother with social media”, grad students in Environmental Studies, ES501/601, UVIC (2017- 2019)

Guest lecture “Research Methods: Mixed Methods are your Friend”, COMM 515, RRU (November 2018)

Panelist, BA Professional Communication program, COMM 490, RRU (May 2018)

Guest lecture “How to Tweet Like a Boss: The Use of Framing for Audience Engagement”, BSc Environmental Sciences program, ENSC 323, RRU (December 2017)

Teaching Assistant for undergraduate-level courses in the departments of Biological Sciences and Renewable Resources. Courses in biology, botany, zoology, and plant science. Lab design for Behavioural Ecology – University of Alberta (1997-2000)


Grade School

Guest lecture “Conservation and social media”– Journey Middle School (January 2019)

Instructor, “Natural History and Animal Species”, 3-week biology “mini-x” course, Glanford Middle School (June 2018)

Guest lecture “Talking about conservation” – Shoreline Middle School (December 2017, 2 class sessions)

Judge – Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (2005 & 2006)

Judge – Edmonton Regional Science Fair (1999 & 2000)

Judge – Canada Wide Science Fair (1999 & 2005)


Invited Panelist, “Human/Wildlife Coexistence and Conflict: What’s the Role of the Professional Biologist?” – College of Applied Biologists conference (April 2019)

“How do you frame the prettiest swan song?” BioTweeps#BTCon18 (June 2018)

“What does the tweet say: The role of framing in social media science communication & implications for GOERT” – GOERT Colloquium (November 2017)

“What does the tweet say: The role of emotion versus cognition in social media science communication” – Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (May 2017)

“Swimming upstream: Invading Atlantic Salmon occupancy dynamics, and the science of public apathy” – Alberta Chapter The Wildlife Society (March 2016)

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