Alex leads the conservation data science team at the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders of Wildlife, where he works on bringing new developments in data science and technology to bear on pressing conservation science and policy issues.
Prior to joining Defenders, Alex worked on AI and remote sensing approaches to filling data gaps for whales, seals, and seabirds, and led field expeditions in Antarctica. He has previously worked in the field in the Gulf of Maine, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Salish Sea, and the California Current.
Alex received his Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolution from Stony Brook University, and his B.A. in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic.