About the instructors

Dr. Denis Valle


Denis is a quantitative scientist broadly interested in problems in developing countries and Bayesian models. His work has focused predominantly in developing next-generation models for highly multivariate biodiversity data, determining the impact of large-scale anthropogenic stressors in the Amazon region, and developing models and decision support tools for malaria epidemiology.

Lyndsie Wszola, MS


Lyndsie is a PhD student in the School of Biological Sciences and School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Lyndsie’s work leverages large-scale fish and wildlife agency datasets to understand changing social and ecological dynamics of freshwater fisheries.

Chad Palmer


Chad is a MS student at the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation. His past work has involved partnering with stakeholders to develop tools to help natural resource users communicate their regulatory preferences to resource managers.