I am a bioeconomic modeller with botanical epidemiology and ecology training who specialises in agricultural simulation modelling and geographic information systems (GIS). I have expertise in R programming and have developed several tools to help gather weather and climate data and study pathogen populations using R and have also recently started using Julia too.
Along with Emerson Del Ponte, I co-founded Open Plant Pathology, a community of plant pathology, plant disease epidemiology, pathogen population biology, microbial ecology and genomics researchers that supports the several forms of open science practices in plant pathology.
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA
2009 - Ph.D. of Plant Pathology in Epidemiology and Ecology of Plant Pathogens studying with Dr Karen Garrett
2007 - Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
- 2000 - B.S. of Agronomy in Soil and Crop Management
- Senior Research Scientist, Bioeconomic Modeller from Jan 2021 to Current
- Associate Professor, Field Crops Pathology from Jan 2016 to Jan 2021
Scientist I, Plant Disease Management Specialist from December 2012 to December 2015
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Botanical Modelling and GIS from January 2011 to November 2012
- Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Modelling Wheat Fusarium Head Blight from January 2010 to January 2011
Reproducibility Editor, 03/2020 to present
Associate Editor for Epidemiology, 2017 to 2020