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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If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, will a 🤖 hear it?*

I'm captivated with figuring out ways to digitize nature that might expand our knowledge and understanding of the complex interactions of biodiversity. Working alongside interdisciplinary teams of faculty and students, we design, engineer, and test new ideas for remote-sensing organisms and habitats using specialized cameras, environmental sensors, and robots.

Welcome to this virtual journal of explorations, inventions, and springboard for ideas that continue to capture my imagination. I hope you will enjoy these stories.

*Yes, a robot and a variety of other sensors will not only hear it; it will likely analyze the location, tree species, and impact zone: archiving valuable data for future understanding.


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