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Staff Profiles


IEG is comprised of a diverse group of talented individuals who are specialists in their respective fields, but also enjoy working as a team on multidisciplinary projects.

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Jeff Anderson, M.Sc., R.P.Bio

Restoration Ecologist

Jeff specializes in restoration ecology, focusing on the fields of vegetation and soil biology. He received his B.Sc. in biology from the University of Victoria (2005), and proceeded to work... Read More

Trevor Baker, B.Sc.

Soil Scientist

Trevor graduated from the University of British Columbia's Applied Biology Program (2012) with an Honours degree in applied plant and soil science and started working at IEG in 2013. Prior to joining... Read More

Kevan Berg, Ph.D.

Ethnoecologist

Kevan specializes in ethnoecology and landscape ecology, and has particular interest in the bridging of ecological and indigenous knowledge to understand landscape patterns. Kevan's formal education includes a B.Sc.... Read More

Shanti Berryman, Ph.D.

Ecologist, Community Engagement Specialist, Principal

Shanti is an ecologist, community engagement specialist, and a principal of IEG, which she co-founded in 2010. Shanti's formal education includes a B.Sc. in forest ecology (1996) and a Ph... Read More

Thomas Dyck, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate

Applied Human Ecologist, Geographer

Thomas is an applied human ecologist and geographer, interested in how collaborative, community-led approaches influence resource management and policy development and contribute to sustainable communities. Thomas has eight years of... Read More

Anna Finegan, Dipl B.A.

Accounts Manager

Anna is a bookkeeper and administrator with a Diploma in business administration (accounting/computing specialty) and 21 years of business experience, 16 of which were spent running her own bookkeeping company in... Read More

Ann Garibaldi, M.Sc., R.P.Bio

Ethnoecologist, Ethnobotanist, Principal

Ann is an ethnoecologist, ethnobotanist and principal at IEG, which she co-founded in 2010. Ann has more than 15 years of research experience and applied experience related to social-ecological issues in changing... Read More

Melissa Iverson, M.Sc., A.Ag.

Soil Scientist

Melissa is a soil scientist whose interests lie in soil classification, soil quality assessment, and geographic information systems (GIS). She completed a B.Sc. in the faculty of Land and... Read More

Meghan Laidlaw, M.Sc

Terrestrial Ecologist

Meghan is a terrestrial ecologist with a background in soils and plant-soil interactions. She received a B.Sc. in Biology from Queen's University (2009), and a M.Sc. in forest sciences... Read More

Natalie Melaschenko, M.Sc.

Terrestrial Ecologist; Community Engagement Researcher

Natalie has worked in the field of ecology for over 14 years. She received a B.Sc. in biology from Queen's University (2001) and a M.Sc. in biology (focus on small... Read More

Clint Smyth, PH.D., R.P.Bio.

Ecologist, Wildlife Habitat Biologist

Clint's formal education includes a B.Sc. in biology (general studies, 1977), a M.Sc. in biology (vegetation science, 1987) and a Ph.D. in geography (biogeography/landscape ecology, 1996). Clint has worked... Read More

Justin Straker, M.Sc., P.Ag.

Soil Scientist, Forest Ecologist, Principal

Justin is a soil scientist and forest ecologist, and a principal at IEG, which he co-founded in 2010. In 1992, Justin completed his B.A. at McGill University in anthropology, and in 1998... Read More