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Meet Our People.

Meet Our People.

We are a unique team of ecologists and software developers
who bring dedication and passion to the work we do.

We are a unique team of ecologists and software developers who bring dedication and passion to our work.

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COLIN DANIEL

Systems Ecologist

Colin is a systems ecologist and president of ApexRMS. He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (University of Toronto), an M.Sc. in Zoology (University of British Columbia), and a B.A.Sc. in Systems Design Engineering (University of Waterloo). As an ecological consultant for over 25 years, Colin has under-taken over 200 projects for natural resource management agencies around the world. Most of these projects have focused on ecological modeling, spatial analysis, wildlife management, land use/land cover change, and decision support.

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LEONARDO FRID

Systems Ecologist

Leonardo is a systems ecologist with over 15 years of consulting experience. He holds an M.Sc. in Zoology and a B.Sc. in Conservation Biology, both from the University of British Columbia. Leonardo’s work focuses on landscape simulation modeling, wildland fire risk and fuels management, invasive plant mana-gement, species at risk,  and land use/land cover change. Leonardo has led numerous workshops, covering topics ranging from technical and scientific issues to strategic planning, and regularly delivers training courses in the use of landscape simulation modeling tools for decision support.

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BRONWYN RAYFIELD

Landscape Ecologist

Bronwyn is a landscape ecologist. She holds a Ph.D. in Spatial Ecology (University of Toronto) and a B.Sc. in Environmetrics/Statistics (University of Guelph). Bronwyn’s expertise lies in landscape modelling, conservation decision support and habitat connectivity analysis. She has developed and assessed landscape management scenarios using eco-logical, land use and climate change models. She has also taught undergraduate-level biostatistics and has offered graduate-level workshops on habitat connectivity modelling.

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SHREERAM SENTHIVASAN

Systems Ecologist

Shreeram is a systems ecologist and research software developer. He holds an M.Sc. in Zoology from the University of British Columbia and a B.Sc. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Toronto. Shreeram has a strong interest in developing methods and tools for biological research, and for communicating applied mathematics concepts to biologists. Through his studies and work experience he has developed skills in data analysis, data visualization and statistical modeling, including programming fluency in both Python and R.

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TABITHA KENNEDY

Systems Ecologist

Tabitha is a systems ecologist and recent graduate (B.Sc. Honours) in Environmental Science with a focus in Biology from Carleton University. Before joining ApexRMS, she worked for Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), where she gained experience as a research scientist investigating the effects of landscape composition & land use practice on songbird health. She also participated in the development of a manuscript with ECCC assessing national and continental patterns of decline in aerial insectivorous bird populations. 

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VALENTIN LUCET

Landscape Ecologist (Associate)

Valentin is a landscape ecologist and R developer. He specializes in eco-logical modeling and research software engineering. He is in his final year of an M.Sc. in Biology from McGill University, during the course of which he gained extensive experience with land use change and connectivity models, and a wide range of tools (GIS software, HPC environments, parti-cipatory and reproducible research methods). His project experience includes landscape connectivity conservation and R package develop-ment and maintenance. 

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ALEX EMBREY

Application Developer (Associate)

Alex is a software developer with over 15 years experience. He has developed eco-logical modeling software and is the lead coder on ApexRMS’s core products, including SyncroSim, ST-Sim and DG-Sim. Prior to joining ApexRMS, he was part of Microsoft’s Visual Studio team. 

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TOM ROE

Application Developer (Associate)

Tom is a software engineer with over 25 years of experience. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (University of Saskatchewan). He has broad literacy in multiple programming languages, operating systems and technology platforms, including desktop, database and web application design and development. Tom has project experience in ecological modeling, spatial analysis, wildlife management and species inventory.

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COLIN DANIEL

Systems Ecologist

Colin is a systems ecologist and president of ApexRMS. He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (University of Toronto), an M.Sc. in Zoology (University of British Columbia), and a B.A.Sc. in Systems Design Engineering (University of Waterloo). As an ecological consultant for over 25 years, Colin has under-taken over 200 projects for natural resource management agencies around the world. Most of these projects have focused on ecological modeling, spatial analysis, wildlife management, land use/land cover change, and decision support.

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LEONARDO FRID

Systems Ecologist

Leonardo is a systems ecologist with over 15 years of consulting experience. He holds an M.Sc. in Zoology and a B.Sc. in Conservation Biology, both from the University of British Columbia. Leonardo’s work focuses on landscape simulation modeling, wildland fire risk and fuels management, invasive plant mana-gement, species at risk,  and land use/land cover change. Leonardo has led numerous workshops, covering topics ranging from technical and scientific issues to strategic planning, and regularly delivers training courses in the use of landscape simulation modeling tools for decision support.

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BRONWYN RAYFIELD

Landscape Ecologist

Bronwyn is a landscape ecologist. She holds a Ph.D. in Spatial Ecology (University of Toronto) and a B.Sc. in Environmetrics/ Statistics (University of Guelph). Bronwyn’s expertise lies in landscape modelling, conservation decision support and habitat connectivity analysis. She has developed and assessed landscape management scenarios using eco-logical, land use and climate change models. She has also taught undergraduate-level biostatistics and has offered graduate-level workshops on habitat connectivity modelling.

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SHREERAM SENTHIVASAN

Systems Ecologist

Shreeram is a systems ecologist and research software developer. He holds an M.Sc. in Zoology from the University of British Columbia and a B.Sc. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Toronto. Shreeram has a strong interest in developing methods and tools for biological research, and for communicating applied mathematics concepts to biologists. Through his studies and work experience he has developed skills in data analysis, data visualization and statistical modeling, including programming fluency in both Python and R.

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TABITHA KENNEDY

Systems Ecologist

Tabitha is a systems ecologist and recent graduate (B.Sc. Honours) in Environmental Science with a focus in Biology from Carleton University. Before joining ApexRMS, she worked for Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), where she gained experience as a research scientist investigating the effects of landscape composition & land use practice on songbird health. She also participated in the development of a manuscript with ECCC assessing national and continental patterns of decline in aerial insectivorous bird populations. 

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VALENTIN LUCET

Landscape Ecologist (Associate)

Valentin is a landscape ecologist and R developer. He specializes in eco-logical modeling and research software engineering. He is in his final year of an M.Sc. in Biology from McGill University, during the course of which he gained extensive experience with land use change and connectivity models, and a wide range of tools (GIS software, HPC environments, parti-cipatory and reproducible research methods). His project experience includes landscape connectivity conservation and R package develop-ment and maintenance. 

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ALEX EMBREY

Application Developer (Associate)

Alex is a software developer with over 15 years experience. He has developed eco-logical modeling software and is the lead coder on ApexRMS’s core products, including SyncroSim, ST-Sim and DG-Sim. Prior to joining ApexRMS, he was part of Microsoft’s Visual Studio team. 

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TOM ROE

Application Developer (Associate)

Tom is a software engineer with over 25 years of experience. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (University of Saskatchewan). He has broad literacy in multiple programming languages, operating systems and technology platforms, including desktop, database and web application design and development. Tom has project experience in ecological modeling, spatial analysis, wildlife management and species inventory.