My original degrees (University College Dublin, 1983; University College London, 1985 and 1989) were all in Electronic Engineering but since 1990 I have worked on problems associated with the environment, focusing on theoretical and applied ecology. My main research interests are in the application of mathematics and statistics to ecology and conservation. This has included population dynamics, population genetics, ecological time-series analysis and the application of fractals to ecological distributions. Recently, I have been working on novel methods for the interpretation of climate-change statistics and for the estimation of the rates of species loss due to rainforest clearance. Also, since taking up my post at Ioannina in 2007, I have become increasingly involved with field ecology as well as theoretical ecology. In both an educational and research capacity, I have also become interested in the biodiversity and conservation issues for the district of Epirus, Greece.