Stefanie E LaZerte
Stefanie LaZerte’s background is in the study of behavioural ecology. She obtained her BSc from the University of Toronto in 2007, her MSc from McGill University in 2010 (activity patterns in eastern chipmunks) and her PhD from the University of Northern British Columbia in 2015 (anthropogenic noise and chickadee communication). In 2016 she was a post doctoral researcher at UNBC and then at Thompson Rivers University, working on the development of an R package, feedr, for processing RFID data collected by animal visits to RFID-enabled feeders. Since the completion of her post-doc, Stefanie has started an independent consulting business specializing in conducting and teaching R programming, providing data cleaning, summarizing, and analysis services, as well as package development. She is an Adjunct Professor at Brandon University and teaches R through workshops and as a sessional instructor. Stefanie is the author of four R packages (feedr, weathercan, LITAP, and cavityuse). In 2017, Stefanie was the inaugural recipient of the SCO-SOC’s Early Career Research Award.