Research Scientist, Field Lead (Canada)
Alex is a Research Scientist, leading field operations for SMRU’s Canada office. He first joined the team as a Mitacs-sponsored intern in the fall of 2019, processing a large data-set for southern resident killer whale movement modelling. Alex joined the team full-time in May 2020, leading the Burrard Inlet noise characterization project in collaboration with the Port of Vancouver and Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
Alex brings with him four years of experience as a research scientist at the University of Guelph in Ontario, where he was the lead tech for the university’s prestigious cereal-breeding laboratory. He completed his M.Sc. in Ecological Restoration in 2020 at Simon Fraser University, focusing on assessing human impact and monitoring the success of recovery efforts.