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Right now I am:

  • finishing up one major funded project  (TRIA-Net); and supervising/co-supervising and personally working on a variety of other projects (Crooked River biodiversity, urban biodiversity in Prince George, spruce beetle lifecycle variation, lodgepole pine resistance to insects and disease, aquatic and riparian biodiversity as a result of introduced Kokanee) as well.
  • working with undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs on a variety of papers and book chapters (by my current count, ~12) in various states of the writing and publication process.
  • supervising or co-supervising four graduate students, two postdoctoral associates, and one undergraduate student.
  • Teaching one UNBC course in autumn 2017 and three in winter 2018.
  • trying to find time to process the ton of data and specimens that our lab has been generating recently (BMAP, Crooked River, and the urban biodiversity project), and for helping to push forward other work (particularly our TRIA-Net mountain pine beetle system genomics research).
  • Chair of the UNBC Biology Curriculum Committee.
  • attempting to put out a blog post on this site once in awhile.
  • getting ready for another NaPoWriMo in April; you can see the results (very drafty poetry) here.
  • Submitting a Corvidae-based chapbook in the off-chance of publication.
  • Preparing for a sabbatical in 2019. Planning lots of writing, reading, and maybe taking a course or two.
  • working to maintain a healthy diet, regular exercise, and a healthy mind.