My name is André Legris and I own Eridani Digital, a small company which focuses on the data analytics space, and the publication of associated ebooks and a podcast.
I have had a professional life that has been as rewarding as it has been unusual.
I started my career as a wildlife biologist, specializing in the population biology of waterfowl and the ecology of neotropical songbirds.
After a few years, this morphed into working as an environmental scientist, specializing in landscape evaluations, with expertise in soil science, botany, ecosite analysis and climatology.
After almost two decades of scientific excursions through landscapes as varied as wetlands, prairies, old growth forest and the arctic, my career took a definite turn when I became a non-tenured university professor, teaching a variety of courses in environmental science, human geography and statistics.
Five years later, my career veered off into a very different field: municipal planning. I was a planner and development officer for small towns, rural counties, and industrial areas in western Canada.
Now I’m on career number five as a web designer and writer, producing websites about science, the environment, balanced living and a few other odd topics that pique my interest. Plus lots of writing and editing work.
I was born and raised in Alberta but have lived in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, the United States and France. Currently I live in Victoria, on Vancouver Island. I’m pretty happy about that.
For more information, please visit my personal site, which you can find here.