Shantel Koenig

Sr. Landscape Ecologist & GIS Specialist


PhD, Geography, University of Calgary, 2018

MGIS, University of Calgary, 2011

BSc (Honours) in Environmental Biology (Wildlife Conservation Stream), University of Alberta, 2004

Expertise & Experience

Shantel is a Landscape Ecologist and GIS Specialist. She has over 15 years of academic and professional experience in the areas of GIS, spatial ecology, spatial analysis, and conservation biology.

Her spatial and statistical analysis skills are “off-the-chart” and she frequently uses words or phrases like “spatial autocorrelation,” “multivariate,” “Resource Selection Function,” and “Poisson regression.”

She regularly works with ridiculously large spatial and non-spatial datasets, which has given her exceptional data management and data quality assurance skills. She also has a strong background in experimental design, habitat modelling, and biodiversity monitoring.

Special skills & super powers

  • Expert user of ArcGIS, ENVI, and R software
  • Member of the International Association of Landscape Ecologists (AILE)
  • Member of the IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group
  • When Shantel isn’t at the office, chances are she is on one of her many bicycles. And she rides like the wind, so don’t even try to keep up.