Christie Bahlai (Kent State University)
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Christie Bahlai is a computational ecologist in the Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University. She uses approaches from data science to help solve problems in conservation, sustainability, and ecosystem management. She combines a background in physics and organismal ecology with influences from the tech sector and conservation NGOs to addressing problems in population ecology. She likes insects, information theory, and practical answers to complex questions. Her current research focuses on developing tools to support information synthesis in temporal ecology. Christie has strong interests in social justice in science, and believes that directly addressing diversity issues through technology and culture change benefits both scientists and science.