Earth-Rooted Ecology Projects provides environmental and natural science information, interpretation and communication services. These include producing written deliverables for a range of audiences, data analysis and interpretation, and knowledge sharing with anyone who has a professional or personal interest in science or nature. My tagline, Down-to-Earth Intelligence, alludes to my commitment to work for the best interests of the planet and its people, to make the rich diversity of knowledge about the natural world accessible to everyone, and to support respectful and beneficial interactions between science, nature and culture.

My mission is to make science and ecology accessible to anyone who has a question, concern or project, regardless of whether it is professional, personal, cultural or creative. If you think I can help you, please get in touch.

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As a research and field biologist for over 20 years, I have the background and expertise to advise you on ecological issues you might be facing or questions you might have. Curiosity is a seed from which great ideas grow so no question is too small to ask.

Also, if you find that navigating through the regulatory compliance process or identifying the standards you need to meet to get certification is a challenge, I can offer my experience with regulatory and legal processes, and researching standards to help guide you.

Are you a filmmaker, writer or game designer working on a concept and you’re not sure if its ecological credibility is more Godzilla vs. Kong than Avatar? Get in touch and I’ll tell you if your idea is likely to stand up to natural selection.

A technical or regulatory report needs to have statistical and scientific merit. I’m familiar with the essential principles of experimental design and commonly-used parametric and non-parametric statistics, as well as descriptive tools such as ordination, and using tables and charts to summarize data. If you need to play with numbers, I can make them add up.

If your company can’t get technical documents out of the door quick enough to meet the deadlines of regulators, validators and committees, I can help. I’ve written and edited major environmental assessments, traditional ecological assessments, project design documents and countless reports across various ecological disciplines for major industrial developments, highway expansion and re-routing proposals, forest management plans and other projects in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and elsewhere. Take my word for it, I can help you get your report in on time.

Life on Earth is incredible in ways that can’t be always conveyed in a table, graph or dispassionate technical report, however. You need text that is as vibrant and alive as the organisms and environments it describes. I have put my passion for the planet on the pages of top-quality science, technology and travel magazines and in marketing materials. Moreover, my keen desire to communicate science has brought me teaching awards and accolades from companies where I’ve trained and mentored staff in topics ranging from statistics to how to identify mosses in the field. If you need someone to bring life to your idea on paper or in front of an audience, or to give a simple answer to a science question, I can do it jargon-free and as soon as possible not ASAP.


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My clients have included environmental consultants, educators, non-profits, award-winning science and culture magazines, websites, filmmakers, Indigenous communities and independent innovators.

In supporting the above, I have provided a wide range of services, including…

Environmental assessments for industry and Indigenous groups

Articles for science and technology magazines and websites

Technology advice and reviews for field scientists

Marketing materials and science advice for filmmakers

Field data analysis and summaries

Research into public perceptions of nature

Workplace training in statistics, study design and field skills

Award-winning post-secondary teaching

Participation in non-profit and community science initiatives


Earth-rooted information for
professional and everyday ecologists

Ecology is an adventure!