Dr. Shannon White
Shannon has always been passionate about the intersection between science and policy. She holds concurrent positions as the ABMI’s Science Centre Co-Director, and Senior Researcher at InnoTech Alberta. In her role at the ABMI, she provides direction on the scientific aspects of biodiversity monitoring, and leads a team of ecologists and statisticians dedicated to interpreting the ABMI’s extensive datasets. She enjoys working with many varied partners to maximize the value and impact achieved with the ABMI’s data, while maintaining the scientific integrity of the organization’s work.
Highlights include her previous experience at the ABMI, as an ecologist on the team she now leads, as well as her time as Biodiversity Specialist at Alberta Environment and Parks. Shannon’s background is in grassland and global change ecology; she holds a PhD from the University of Alberta, and BSc (Hons) from the University of British Columbia. Her current role builds upon her expertise in biodiversity science and monitoring, but also an understanding of environmental policy, and appreciation for the value of collaboration and innovation.