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Right now I am:

  • finishing up one major funded project (Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment Program); continuing on with another (TRIA-Net); and supervising/co-supervising and personally working on a variety of fun 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 a various states of the writing and publication process.
  • supervising or co-supervising four graduate students, two postdoctoral associates, and two undergraduate students.
  • looking forward to this summer and time for processing 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.
  • completing another NaPoWriMo; you can see the results (very drafty poetry) here.
  • Working on a Corvidae-based chapbook that may or may not see the light of day.
  • Starting to prepare for a sabbatical in 2018/2019. Planning lots of writing, reading, and maybe a course or two.
  • working to maintain a healthy diet, regular exercise, and a healthy mind.