Dr Grant RW Humphries

Introduction: I was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, and as part of that became fond of all things on the ocean. Initially, I had interests in aviation and aeronautics, which eventually evolved into a passion for birds. Academically, my career started at Memorial University where my love for the ocean and birds combined after a field season in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. I completed an honours degree in Biology under the tutelage of Dr. Ian Jones. This research focused on categorizing geographic variation in vocalizations of Leach's Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa leucorhoa). I moved from Newfoundland to Fairbanks, Alaska where I did my M.Sc research at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks under Dr. Falk Huettmann. My M.Sc research was based on examining the use of a biogenic, climatically active compound called dimethylsulfide (DMS) as an indicator of Storm-petrel distribution. I now run my own small data science consultancy called "Black Bawks data science", based in Scotland, and work full time for HiDef Aerial Surveying, Ltd. I'm a seabird data scientist with expertise in machine learning and web-based decision support tool programming and am the web developer for Seabirds.net

Institute: Black Bawks Data Science Ltd.

Position: Ecological modeller / Director

Twitter: @granthumphries

I am from: Canada

I live in: United Kingdom

Seabirds I study: Albatross, Auks, Gannets, Gulls, Penguins, Petrels, Shearwaters

My areas of research: Computational biology, Conservation biology, Ecology, Movement Ecology

You can contact me at: grwhumphries@blackbawks.net