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Hi there 👋

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


  1. Using R and GitHub: reproducibility in research


  2. A package to be used in the workshop on teaching community analyses


  3. A workshop on the introductions to community analyses in ecology


  4. Using R and GitHub: reproducibility in research


  5. A workshop Introducing R and GLMs at York University

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  6. A repository of functions for community ecology

    R 2

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