Johnathan’s primary interests lie in investigating the processes responsible for generating large-scale patterns of diversity in marine ecosystems. To achieve this, Johnathan uses analytical methods and individual-based simulations to examine oceanographic dispersal over space and time. He is also trying to find ways to improve the integration of computer science and complexity research into conservation planning.
Originally born in Montreal, Johnathan has spent many years living and working in a number of different locations throughout Canada and the United States. He received his Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Fisheries in 2008 from the University of Miami. He also holds a B.Sc(Ag) in wildlife biology from McGill University, and Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University. Johnathan has also worked professionally as a GIS researcher for the Appalachian Mountain Club, as the GIS lab manager for the World Resources Institute, and as a researcher for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies located at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia.