Paula Casanovas, Data Scientist

Paula Casanovas

Team Leader – Data Science

Role at Cawthron

Paula’s research interest lies within the general area of practical quantitative ecology; how to solve real life conservation and environmental sustainability problems analysing data in novel ways. Her main role at Cawthron is to support research and consulting projects, by providing specialist statistical, data organization and data visualization expertise on environmental research, especially in the area of ecology and general biology. She works across many different areas, including freshwater and coastal ecosystem projects, aquaculture projects, and applied multidisciplinary data science projects.

Technical skills, experience and interests

  • Mathematical and statistical modelling
  • Research in Environmental conservation and sustainability
  • Theoretical ecology
  • Spatial ecology and modelling
  • Database development
  • Mentoring on statistics, programming and better data practices


  • PhD Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, 2013
  • Licenciada en Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina, 2006


Paula Casanovas, Data Scientist