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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I have a few stories to tell...

I've been captivated by science and the natural world for as long as I can remember. Childhood summers were spent collecting and rearing wild animals or unusual plants, devising experiments, and reading as much science fiction and natural history as possible.

As an explorer — a digital naturalist — I've been figuring out ways to digitize nature and amplify our understanding of the complexity of biological diversity. Over my academic career, I've worked with interdisciplinary teams of faculty and students to design, engineer, and deploy new tools for remote-sensing ecosystems using specialized cameras, environmental sensors, and robots.

This website is my portal to those adventures and a springboard for ideas that continue to capture my imagination. I hope you enjoy these stories!


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


Dusting off the Macroscope Ecology Laserdisc - rebuilding the first interactive virtual reality tour of James Reserve


July 1, 2022

Digitize or Die