eButterfly Team

Maxim Larrivée, PhD
Insectarium Montréal
Founder & Director of eButterfly

Max is the director of the Insectarium Montréal. His research explores how global change impacts the distribution of butterflies. He has strong interests in biodiversity information management and macroecology of insects.

Kent McFarland, MS
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Co-director of eButterfly

Kent is a senior conservation biologist at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies in Norwich, Vermont. His research focuses on bird and butterfly ecology and conservation. He has wide-ranging experiences and interests with community science, communications and conservation photography.

Kathleen Prudic, PhD
University of Arizona
Co-director of eButterfly

Katy’s research aims to discover how ecological interactions have shaped the form, function, and distribution of butterflies. She has strong interests in plant-insect interactions, community ecology, and explaining why butterflies, of all insects, have complex and diverse wing patterns.

Rodrigo Solis, DVM, PhD candidate
eButterfly Human Network and Data Coordinator

Rodrigo is a Resource and Environmental Management PhD Candidate at Simon Fraser University, Canada. His main research interest lies within the social-ecological interphase of the Monarch Butterfly conservation. He has been working with the Monarch for 8 years now and collaborated with several organizations such as WWF-Mexico. He Joined the eButterfly team in 2019 as the Human Network and Data Coordinator, after doing an 6-month internship at the Montreal Insectarium.

Xinbao Zhang
Programmer of eButterfly

Xinbao is a computer scientist interested in bioinformatics, database creation and citizen science. He translates our eButterfly ideas and wants into reality. He’s nothing short of a wizard. When not busy coding, we hope he practices swinging a net.

Jeremy Kerr, PhD
University of Ottawa
Founder of eButterfly and Principal Investigator

Jeremy is Professor of Biology at the University of Ottawa. His intellectual contributions and research support were instrumental to the original development of eButterfly, which is part of his Canada Global Change Transect (CGCT) project. He is Vice President (and President-elect) of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, holds the University Research Chair in Macroecology and Conservation, and is both a Science Leadership Fellow and inaugural fellow of the Global Young Academy.