Global Head of Wildlife Technology
In her current role, she responsible for the development and implementation of new Wildlife Technology tools that provide clients with innovative solutions to reduce wildlife and energy conflicts. She works with a team of hardware, software, and systems integration experts to develop the next generation of tools to minimize the impacts of renewable energy on wildlife. The team uses a wide array of sensor types (e.g., audible and ultrasound microphones, visible light infrared and thermal imagery cameras, a range of radars, and similar leading-edge sensor systems) and platforms (e.g., drone, towers) to develop systems for the renewable energy industry.
She holds patents for an ultrasound sensor package that permits long-term deployment of bat detectors and real-time transmission of bat acoustic data from turbine nacelles and other remote locations. She originated the idea of a bat smart curtailment system for wind farms and lead the team that developed, tested, and validate the efficacy of that system in reducing bat fatalities. She has also developed VHF and GPS-based systems that alert wind farm operators to the presence of California Condors.