About Me
I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the biology department at Memorial University of Newfoundland. I'm in the Landscape Ecology and Spatial Analysis lab (https://nllandscapeecology.com/) under the supervision of Dr. Yolanda F. Wiersma. In addition, my research project is part of a collaborative effort between three labs at MUN; Dr. Shawn J. Leroux Ecosystem Ecology lab (https://shawnleroux.wixsite.com/lerouxlab) and Dr. Eric Vander Wal Wildlife Evolutionary Ecology Lab (https://weel.gitlab.io/); this collaborative project is known as the Terrestrial Ecology Research Group (https://terrestrialecologyresearchgroup.weebly.com/). My research is focused on interrogating the spatial variability of foliar traits; stoichiometry C:N, C:P, N:P and phytochemistry.  Understanding the drivers of foliar trait distribution and abundance will potentially inform herbivore behavioural patterns as foliar stoichiometry is a direct measure of energy returned through consumption and phytochemistry determines the palatability and digestibility of foliar material. Thus the spatial variability of these traits may explain landscape level browse patterns of two dominant herbivores in boreal forest systems, moose (Alces alces) and snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus). Using these measures I can construct novel landscapes showing the spatial distribution and abundance of forage resources.
Award Type
Graduation Year
other, future
a student.
St. John's
Awarded By
Memorial University of Newfoundland
In my own words...
The Esri Canada scholarship allows me to continue using Esri technology in my research, as well, access to training exercises will keep me up to date on spatial analyst processes and techniques - these skills are critical not only for my research but also for potential career trajectories.
Awarded By
Memorial University of Newfoundland
2019 Type
Recipients of the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship, Esri Canada Higher Education GIS Award and Esri Young Scholars Award in Canada
Recipients of the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship
Recipients of the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship and Esri Canada Higher Education GIS Award in 2019

If you wish to contact this person and they have not provided contact information, you may send your message to scholars@esri.ca. The Scholarship Coordinator will review your message and forward it to the intended recipient if deemed appropriate.