Leif Olson

Landscape Ecologist
PhD, BSc

Leif holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology from the University of Calgary, and has completed his Doctoral Studies in Conservation Ecology at Carleton University’s Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Research Lab, with a focus on multi-objective conservation planning at the regional scale. He has worked as a researcher studying human-bear interactions in the Waterton National Park, as a consultant to Saint Lawrence Islands National Park summarizing breeding bird diversity across Ontario, and as a consultant with Environment Canada calculating road fragmentation indices across Canada.

His current work at O2 focuses on the development of systematic land-use planning and multivariate decision-making processes, using spatial, statistical, and graphical methods to guide and explore complex and wide-ranging social and environmental issues.