The WildTrax Team

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WildTrax is delivered by a core project team consisting of representatives from the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) and the Bioacoustic Unit at the University of Alberta (U of A). Team members are responsible for all areas of delivery, background operations, and continued research and development.

About the ABMI
About the ABMI

The ABMI is a value-neutral, non-profit scientific organization that tracks changes in Alberta's wildlife and habitats from border to border to provide ongoing, relevant, and scientifically credible information on Alberta's living resources.

We are a global leader in biodiversity monitoring, delivering one of the largest, most comprehensive biodiversity monitoring programs in the world. ABMI data are regularly used by academia, government, industry, non-governmental-organizations, and the general public, for a variety of purposes from land-use planning to policy development to simple curiosity.

Learn more at abmi.ca

About the Bioacoustic Unit
About the Bioacoustic Unit

The Bioacoustic Unit is a collaboration between the Bayne Lab at the University of Alberta and the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute. We are a leader in the application of wildlife acoustic data to environmental management and research needs.

We will assist you in collecting audio data, analyzing the recordings, and reporting the results. Our team conducts research to enhance our methodologies and better understand our natural acoustic environment. We develop tools, protocols and recommendations on the best practices for using acoustic technology for monitoring programs across the country.

Learn more at bioacoustic.abmi.ca

Meet the Team

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Dr. Erin Bayne
ABMI Application Centre Co-Director

Dr. Erin Bayne is the Director of the Bioacoustic Unit, Co-director of the ABMI’s Application Centre, a steering committee member for the Boreal Avian Modelling Project and a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. Dr. Bayne's research combines ecology with cutting-edge techniques in wildlife monitoring, survey design, geographic information systems (GIS), and habitat modelling to support the development and maintenance of WildTrax.

Email: bayne@ualberta.ca

Website: http://abmi.ca

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Tara Narwani
ABMI Information Centre Director

Tara Narwani is the Director of the ABMI’s Information Centre. Currently, Tara's responsibilities for WildTrax include information management, communications, and stakeholder engagement.

Email: tnarwani@ualberta.ca

Website: http://abmi.ca

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Alex MacPhail
WildTrax Coordinator

Alex MacPhail is the WildTrax Coordinator. Alex is responsible for the operations and logistics surrounding WildTrax and is also actively involved in ongoing platform development.

Email: agmacpha@ualberta.ca

Website: https://abmi.ca

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Corrina Copp
Information Coordinator

Corrina Copp is the ABMI’s Information Coordinator. Currently, Corrina is actively involved in managing and supporting the continued software development side of WildTrax, leading the implementation of new features and functionalities.

Email: copp1@ualberta.ca

Website: https://abmi.ca

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Michael Packer
Software Developer

Michael is a software developer with the ABMI. Currently, Michael supports, develops, and implements all backend database and API components for WildTrax.

Email: packer@ualberta.ca

Website: https://abmi.ca

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Nicole Lovas
Software Developer

Nicole is a software developer with the ABMI. Currently, Nicole supports and develops the front end components for WildTrax.

Email: nlovas@ualberta.ca

Website: https://abmi.ca

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Monica Kohler
ABMI Application Centre Co-Director

Monica Kohler is the ABMI’s Application Centre Co-Director.

Email: mkohler@ualberta.ca

Website: https://abmi.ca

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Joan Fang
Software Developer

Joan is a software developer with the ABMI. Currently, Joan supports and implements all front-end components and designs for WildTrax.

Email: qfang@ualberta.ca

Website: https://abmi.ca