I seek new ways to help 

Biodiversity Conservation 

in a changing climate

by understanding emerging threats.


ecologist & conservationist


Hi, I'm Emily!  Thanks for visiting my website

I am a conservation biologist, currently completing my doctoral thesis at the University of Toronto. 

My PhD research focuses on understanding the spread and impact of the winter tick parasite, especially in northern Canada in Yukon.  Through my work, I aim to inform the conservation and management of winter tick hosts (particularly moose and caribou). 

My approach is multi-disciplinary - I use a combination of methods that range from designing field studies to formulating mathematical models, and engaging key stakeholders through citizen science and outreach initiatives, such as my Yukon Winter Tick Monitoring Project. During my Masters, I used novel expert elicitation methods to inform and model the potential spread of aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes.

You can follow the links, above, to find out more about my current projects, publications and outreach initiatives.