PhD, Conservation Biology
University of Alberta, 2013
BSc, Specialization in Zoology
University of Alberta, 1998
Expertise & Experience
Shari is one of the co-founders of Fiera Biological. She is a professional biologist with over 20 years of professional and academic research experience in western Canada.
Shari is a big-picture thinker who likes bold ideas; she loves working on projects that result in tangible outcomes that advance our understanding of wildlife and natural spaces, and lead to better decisions about land management. Because of this, the majority of her professional and academic work has been focused on creating better management tools and policies. This work focuses on creating more accurate spatial inventories and standardized methods for assessing the ecological condition of wetlands, riparian lands, and other significant natural habitats.
Shari also routinely engages with organizations across the province to develop, review, and implement environmental policies and wildlife and habitat monitoring programs.
Special skills & super powers
- Professional Biologist (P.Biol.), Alberta Society of Professional Biologists
- Qualified Wetland Science Practitioner
- Adjunct professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Life, and Environmental Science, University of Alberta
- When she isn’t working, you can usually find Shari in her canoe or at her pottery wheel. She is still looking for a canoe that will accommodate her pottery wheel.