David works in the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta. His research has focused on modeling changes to tree species ranges due to past and future climate change. He uses species’ range reconstructions from the last ice age to address questions of adaptation, migration, and genetic diversity in trees. His involvement in the Adaptree project takes this research in a new direction, examining the potential for using genetic information to model suitable habitats for tree species under future climate warming. David has a BA in History and a BA in Geography, both from the University of Calgary. When not writing statistics code, he enjoys running and cycling, hiking, skiing, and camping in the mountains, or spending time at the park with his wife, son, and a good cup of coffee.  For more information, please visit his website.