Dr. Christie Bahlai
Assistant Professor, Kent State University, Department of Biological Sciences, 2017-
Ph.D. University of Guelph, 2012, Environmental Biology
Mozilla Fellow for Science 2015-2016
I am an applied quantitative ecologist who uses approaches from data science to help solve problems in conservation, sustainability, and ecosystem management. I combine a background in physics and organismal ecology with influences from the tech sector and conservation NGOs to ask questions and build tools addressing problems in population ecology. I like insects, information theory, and practical answers to complex questions. I have published a surprising number of scientific papers about ladybugs.
I’m deeply into long-term contemporary ecology! I’m an associate scientist of the Long Term Ecological Research network out of the Kellogg Biological Station, and currently sit as Secretary for the Long Term Studies Section of the Ecological Society of America.
I also have strong interests in social justice in science, and believe that directly addressing diversity issues through technology and culture change benefits both scientists and science. I teach a course called Reproducible Quantitative Methods that touches on many of these topics.
I’m just here by my lonesome right now, but things will be getting exciting by early 2018!