Mathematical Biology

Mathematical Biology

Research moves at a breath-taking pace. Even researchers have a difficult time staying on top of all the recent work that is published in their field. At the same time, even science published in the peer review literature may be misleading, poorly executed or state conclusions that are not supported by their data. Too often decisions are made by amassing the number of publications that support either side of an issue; this means that poor science can be given more credence than it is worth.

Endeavour works to link clients to the current research, review the state of the knowledge of a field, and give clients the skills to assess the primary science critically. This may involve generating a critical review of the current science that addresses a particular issue, re-analyzing data, or linking clients with experts in the field who can help them interpret specific issues. Endeavour partners with experts in a variety of fields in environmental science; ensuring that clients can access the most current knowledge, and be critical consumers of the science.

Recent projects include a re-analysis of 10-years worth of Environmental Effects Monitoring data to assess whether current effluent limits for metal mines are sufficiently protective of the receiving environment. I have partnered with Laurie Marczak, PhD of R2 Resource Consultants (Redmond, WA) to provide a thorough statistical analysis of the available data. This will be accompanied with a plain language report and policy recommendations based on the outcomes of the analysis. Final report expected by February, 2015.