I am an ecologist and conservation biologist living in Vancouver BC. My research draws on wildlife ecology (mainly reptiles, amphibians and forest carnivores) and conservation planning to provide practical solutions to biodiversity conservation in terrestrial ecosystems.
Specifically, my research focuses on understanding individual- to community-level responses to human-induced and natural disturbance in terrestrial ecosystems and at the aquatic/terrestrial interface. All of my work is in the realm of applied ecology and conservation science, and it is united by a common theme: inferring animal-habitat relationships through the lens of multiple stressors and predicting their resilience to novel patterns of disturbance.
I am currently a Research Associate at Simon Fraser University (previously David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow, class of 2012; smithfellows.org).
Simon Fraser University, Biological Sciences
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
604 340 4228
vioreldpopescu [at] gmail.com