About Richard Schuster
I am a quantitative conservation biologist and a Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellow at Carleton University. My research focuses on finding ways to optimize the allocation of sparse conservation funds using citizen science data. The goal is to pin-point where conservation actions should focus in the places where species breed, overwinter or stop over during migration. The second main focus of my work is data visualization and creating tools for people to explore and engage with the data we collect and process. These tools range from basic exploratory to decision support tools. These tools increase the accessibility of data to anyone with access to a browser and can help empower users to use data in a knowledge informed decision-making processes.