John comes to the Healthy Landscapes project after a career with federal (Agriculture Canada and Parks Canada), provincial (British Columbia) governments and private consulting. A wildlife biologist by training, he has worked in a variety of fields including large mammal ecology and conservation, grassland community biology, remote sensing, species at risk management, and now large landscape dynamics. Along the way, John has studied across Canada, in Germany, Africa, central America and has spent the last decade in Jasper, becoming familiar with mountain landscapes. He is an adjunct professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Saskatchewan, and his PhD is from the University of Guleph in Ontario. John has a thing about the written word. In his other life he helps scientists from non English-speaking countries edit their papers for publication, and he writes science and sports articles for the local paper.