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

Warning: deer ready to rut at any time (Saanich News, p. A29) – Oct, 2021

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)



Teaching Assistant, Galiano field course (ES 471 / ER 412), Environmental Studies, UVIC (2021)

Teaching Assistant, School of Communication and Culture (COMM 464) and College of Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS 510), RRU (2021)

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- 2021)

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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