Since completing my Ph.D. in 1993, I have remained active in scientific database and digital government research communities (http://www.evergreen.edu/bdei, http://www.dgsociety.org/dg.o2007highlights.htm). My research objectives are to improve information technology for scientists and natural resource managers, and to enable end-user programming for ecologists, but she has worked on scientific database projects ranging from medical, hospital, and epidemiological systems, to computational ab initio chemistry, molecular biology, and now ecology (http://canopy.evergreen.edu).
In terms of service to the research community, I have served as program and general co-chair for the digital government annual conference, and am currently a member of the board of the North American Digital Government Society and the IEEE Computers in Science and Engineering. I have served on review panels for the National Science Foundation, and reviewed papers for a wide range of conferences and journals, including Ecological Informatics, the dg.o conference.
I have been PI or coPI on more than $4 million in research grants from the NSF and other agencies.