Schuster, Richard

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  • Libero Ero Fellow (Carleton University)

Research and Expertise

Richard is a quantitative conservation biologist and his research focuses on finding ways to optimize the allocation of sparse conservation funds using citizen science data. The goal is to pinpoint where conservation actions should focus on the places where species breed, overwinter or stopover during migration. The second main focus of his 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.