Welcome to my Virtual Field Station

Pondering a Life of Digitizing Nature

"Spooky" - Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge - 2020

"The story in which you believe shapes the society that you create."

Yuval Noah Harari

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Have you ever wondered what happens in a forest when no one is around to witness it? As a scientist who is passionate about using technology to better understand the complexity of biodiversity, I am constantly searching for ways to remotely sense and study organisms and habitats. With the help of interdisciplinary teams of researchers and students, we design, build, and test specialized cameras, sensors, and robots to capture data from remote locations.

In this virtual journal, I will share some of the exciting projects and ideas that have captured my imagination. From analyzing the sound of a falling tree using a robot's auditory sensors, to studying the impact zone and identifying the tree species, our work has the potential to expand our knowledge of the natural world in ways we could never have imagined. I hope you will join me on this journey of exploration and invention.


November 30, 2022

Clackamas Community College, Environmental Learning Center - The Virtual Field: Explore the ELC in virtual reality from the sky and through the four seasons.


June 2-5, 2021

Great Basin Natural History Workshop - Summer Lake, Oregon


Updated every 15 minutes

Current Weather Conditions in Oregon City, Oregon


Ongoing project with daily imagery

Exploring the sky through time-lapse 360 degree video


July 1, 2022

Digitize or Die