Consulting Services

Botanical Research Services

With the ability to distill complex information into usable summaries, I am an effective researcher for scientific information about plants, ecology and biodiversity.

I generally work with clients in the programming and gaming sectors as I am comfortable in communicating biological concepts through analogies directly to project leads, programmers, and designers. An example of work with a previous client involved researching and determining the ecological parameters of a set of plant species to create scientifically-reasonable gameplay progression.

For games or films that use plants as props or as gameplay / storytelling mechanics, I also research setting-appropriate plant species to meet your requirements (e.g., need a suitable local poisonous plant? need to know the healing plants of an area?). I also consult on in-game graphic renderings of plants to aid accuracy.

Scientific Name Editing and Verification

For businesses and other organizations that seek precision and accuracy in their products, I provide scientific name editing and verification services. I address subjects such as "What is the currently accepted scientific name?", "Are these names of species correct for this area?", "What common names should I use?", and more.

 Centuries-long use of western gromwell ( Lithospermum ruderale  Lehm., Boraginaceae) by southwestern American indigenous peoples inspired mid-20th century scientists to develop contraceptives that could be delivered orally, aka "The Pill".

Centuries-long use of western gromwell (Lithospermum ruderale Lehm., Boraginaceae) by southwestern American indigenous peoples inspired mid-20th century scientists to develop contraceptives that could be delivered orally, aka "The Pill".