Francisco Dénes

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Alberta. Based in Edmonton (AB).

Interests: applying quantitative analytical methods to inform decision-making supporting conservation, the coproduction of science in partnership with Government (including Indigenous communities) and NGOs, and full life-cycle approaches.

Andy Crosby

Andy Crosby

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Boreal Avian Modelling Project. My research focuses on the effects of large-scale forest management systems on habitat for birds across the boreal forest region of Canada. A key aspect of this research is understanding how management will interact with other large-scale disturbances such as wildfire, insect outbreaks, and global climate change to impact bird populations now and in the future. I am particularly interested in wildlife management in working landscapes, where questions focus on balancing our need to extract resources from the land with our obligation to maintain the long-term health of the ecosystems that provide those resources. As such, I try to apply the most appropriate research and quantitative techniques to answer management questions affecting our shared conservation heritage.

Research Areas
​Wildlife habitat ecology; Forest Ecology and Management; Landscape Ecology; Conservation Biology

PhD. - Wildlife Management: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University (2017)
M.S. - Wildlife Ecology and Management; Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management; Oklahoma State University (2012)
B.S. - Natural Resources, Wildlife Management Emphasis; Northland College (2005)​

Contact Information: 

Department of Renewable Resources 
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Lionel Leston

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Alberta. Based in Edmonton (AB).

Interests: effects of forestry and energy sector on boreal bird populations.

Tati Micheletti

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia. Based in Victoria (BC).

Interests: programming and large-scale integrated modelling to help identify cost-effective proxies for conservation.