My name is Alessandro Filazzola but most people just call me Alex. I'm a post-doctoral fellow working at the Center for Urban Environments at the University of Toronto and I also moonlight as a post-doctoral fellow at York University.
I am an ecologist that is currently exploring how urban biodiversity is impacted by land development and climate change in a partnership with local conservation authorities. I am also examining how lake ice has been changing recently from climate change and the resulting socio-economic impacts. I recently completed a Killam post-doctoral fellowship at University of Alberta examining the effects climate change and grazing on the trophic structure of ecological communities. I completed my PhD at York University examining mechanisms of plant-plant interactions in arid and semi-arid ecosystems. My other research includes exploring green infrastructure as a tool to mitigate the loss of biodiversity in cities and promoting R stats through workshops, publications, and open-source software.
📓I’m currently learning parallel computing and machine learning. ❄️I’m looking to collaborate on anything to do with extreme climate events on natural systems. 💬Ask me about replicability and reproducibility in science. 📫You can find out more about me here 💻While I use R most of the time, I'm also familiar with Python, ShinyApps, HTML, CSS, PHP, & Unix