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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 with 10 years of experience in applied ecological research and consulting. She holds a Ph.D. in Spatial Ecology (University of Toronto) and a B.Sc. in Environmental Science (University of Guelph). Bronwyn’s expertise lies in landscape modelling, conservation decision support, and ecosystem service assessment. Her work focusses on the ecological consequences of land use and climate change, particularly the effects on wildlife habitat, landscape connectivity, and ecosystem carbon storage. 

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Shreeram Senthivasan

Systems Ecologist

Shreeram is a systems ecologist and research software developer. He holds an M.Sc. in Zoology (University of British Columbia) and a B.Sc. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (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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Katie Birchard

Systems Ecologist

Katie is a systems ecologist and data scientist. She holds a Master of Data Science (University of British Columbia), an M.Sc. in Computational Genomics (Queen's University) and a B.Sc. in Biology (Queen's University). Katie has a passion for integrating data science into conservation-focused biological problems and communicating insights through data visualization. She has experience with a wide range of data science techniques, including in machine learning, neural networks, Bayesian inference and frequentist statistics. Katie is also skilled in using high performance computing environments to analyze big data. Her programming languages of choice include Python and R.

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Jed Lloren

Spatial Ecologist

Jed is a spatial ecologist. He holds an M.Sc. in Biological Sciences (University of Lethbridge) and a B.Sc. in Biology (Carleton University). Jed specializes in conducting spatial ecological analyses to inform land-use and conservation decision-making. He has a strong background in landscape ecology and is skilled in ecological data analysis and visualization (primarily in R). Jed also has extensive experience with Geographic Information System (GIS) software for spatial data analysis (QGIS, ArcMap, GRASS, GIS packages in R).

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Sarah Chisholm

Spatial Ecologist

Sarah is a spatial ecologist. She is wrapping up her M.Sc. in Biology (University of Ottawa) and holds a B.Sc. in Biology with a specialization in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (University of Ottawa). Sarah is experienced in working with large spatial data to answer ecological questions and support conservation decisions. She uses a range of Geographic Information System (GIS) tools to conduct spatial analyses including ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth Engine, R, and Python.

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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 management, 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 with 10 years of experience in applied ecological research and consulting. She holds a Ph.D. in Spatial Ecology (University of Toronto) and a B.Sc. in Environmental Science (University of Guelph). Bronwyn’s expertise lies in landscape modelling, conservation decision support, and ecosystem service assessment. Her work focusses on the ecological consequences of land use and climate change, particularly the effects on wildlife habitat, landscape connectivity, and ecosystem carbon storage. 

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Shreeram Senthivasan

Systems Ecologist

Shreeram is a systems ecologist and research software developer. He holds an M.Sc. in Zoology (University of British Columbia) and a B.Sc. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (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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Katie Birchard

Systems Ecologist

Katie is a systems ecologist and data scientist. She holds a Master of Data Science (University of British Columbia), an M.Sc. in Computational Genomics (Queen's University) and a B.Sc. in Biology (Queen's University). Katie has a passion for integrating data science into conservation-focused biological problems and communicating insights through data visualization. She has experience with a wide range of data science techniques, including in machine learning, neural networks, Bayesian inference and frequentist statistics. Katie is also skilled in using high performance computing environments to analyze big data. Her programming languages of choice include Python and R.

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Jed Lloren

Spatial Ecologist

Jed is a spatial ecologist. He holds an M.Sc. in Biological Sciences (University of Lethbridge) and a B.Sc. in Biology (Carleton University). Jed specializes in conducting spatial ecological analyses to inform land-use and conservation decision-making. He has a strong background in landscape ecology and is skilled in ecological data analysis and visualization (primarily in R). Jed also has extensive experience with Geographic Information System (GIS) software for spatial data analysis (QGIS, ArcMap, GRASS, GIS packages in R).

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Sarah Chisholm

Spatial Ecologist

Sarah is a spatial ecologist. She is wrapping up her M.Sc. in Biology (University of Ottawa) and holds a B.Sc. in Biology with a specialization in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (University of Ottawa). Sarah is experienced in working with large spatial data to answer ecological questions and support conservation decisions. She uses a range of Geographic Information System (GIS) tools to conduct spatial analyses including ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth Engine, R, and Python.

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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.