Research Ecologist | MarineGEO CPOP Manager
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Roy has been a grant funded Research Ecologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) since 2015. He received a BA in Biology from Grinnell College (1996) and a PhD in Forest Ecology from the University of Minnesota (2005). His research work operates at the interface of technology and ecology. Roy specializes in designing, building, and programming experiments. His work focuses on technology to examine how global change factors such as warming, sea level rise, or elevated CO2 affects ecosystem processes and functions. Roy is also interested in developing open-source sensor technology and platforms to serve the needs of these experiments. Aside from his current academic studies and research, Roy is a husband, father, woodworker, gardener, runner, and Nikyu judoka.