Research Scientist at Carleton University and a Conservation Prioritization Consultant for the Nature Conservancy of Canada
Dr. Richard Schuster is a Research Scientist at Carleton University and a Conservation Prioritization Consultant for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Dr. Schuster’s research involves the development of novel analytical tools for researchers and practitioners to use in conservation planning and outreach, ranging from data visualization to complex decision support tools. Before studying Biology, he worked as a lead developer of software applications and a design engineer of recycling machines, which has served him well in the development of scientific software and tools, as well as the analysis of large spatial data sets. Over the last 6 years, he has created tools and applications for Environment and Climate Change Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Mikisew Cree First Nation, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, among others.