I am currently a Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate with the QuEST graduate training program at the University of Vermont. I am currently the instructor for Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning, a PhD course at the University of Vermont. The class is a mix of ecology, evolution, quantitative skills, and programming in R. All the materials for the course are freely available at: https://erwhite1.github.io/QuantReasoning/.
I currently conduct research on modeling disease outbreaks and assessing the effectiveness of marine protected areas. I am generally interested in questions related to the ecology and conservation of aquatic systems, in particular fisheries. My work centers on how environmental variability (e.g. El Niño) affects fish and the people who rely on them. I use various mathematical and statistical techniques to answer questions centered on population dynamics, metapopulation dynamics, conservation of marine species, and the design of protected area networks. I also study science education, including the effectiveness of active learning and flipped classrooms.
Outside of school and research, I spend time scuba diving, rock climbing, reading, hiking, woodworking, welding, learning languages, and spending time with family and friends.
I can be reached at: Easton.White@uvm.edu
In a BioScience podcast, I discuss my work on designing better species monitoring programs.