A plant disease epidemiologist, ecologist and GIS geek by schooling, cat herder by experience. I grew up herding cats on a small dairy farm in central Indiana. Later I moved to Nebraska and ended up settling in Kansas where I honed my cat herding skills on the Great Plains. Currently I'm employed by International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Baños, Philippines where I conduct field experiments to help develop recommendations for rice farmers to use, focusing on future production systems. I also develop and use epidemiological models and link them with GIS for spatial representations of crop health issues and climate change effects on plant disease and pests.
I tend to use R for my work if I can, if I can't, I figure out how to.
In my spare time I like to travel, drive Jeepneys, host cocktail parties and practice photography.
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