My core interest lies in wildlife conservation and animal welfare. From there I started also focusing on the topic of wildlife trade, as it is one of the major forces that drive wildlife exploitation.
Currently I am using my technological skills, communication skills and my science background to play my part in conservation. Specifically, I have been making web applications & visualizations to help biodiversity researchers.
I have created websites for conservation groups to help further the causes I believe in. I have also created websites for a local animation studio and its associated comic brand. Currently I am making a website for the OKEON project.
For my M.S. project, I was trained as a taxonomist and conservation biologist and I conducted a survey of the primitive weevils in Wisconsin. I also created a web application (Weevil Viewer) to present my survey results.
I am creating an informational and educational sea turtle website for Okinawa, as well as a sea turtle sighting app for users to upload images.
Sea turtle by-catch survey, tagging, measuring, and data collection.
GIS data layer preparation & Wildlife trade interactive map prototype development. Legal Atlas Researcher Page
I create and manage databases (PostgreSQL); develop and maintain websites, web applications and interactive visualizations (D3, leaflet, HTML5, Django, Wordpress); use the CT scanner for specimen-scanning, post process using 3D software (Amira) and create 3DPDFs (Tetra4D); prepare molecular plates of ant specimens for sequencing; train and assist other people in lab with various software; post-process & edit graphics; and analyze bird songs (RavenPro).
I shadowed two exotic animal vets & learned a lot about exotic animal care and interacting with clients.
I designed, developed and maintain the official website of NW PARC. nwparc.org
I created low-fi and high-fi prototypes; designed and coded an interactive web-mapping application (antmaps.org) to visualize the GABI database; refined and evaluated applications at all stages by conducting usability testing; maintained a wordpress website; maintained a database, imported/exported, organized and cleaned up data.
I created prototypes, and designed, coded and maintained various websites.
I gave lectures on insect taxonomy, external and internal morphology and anatomy, metamorphosis, and natural history; I assisted students in hands-on insect taxonomy at lab; I substituted for my professor and gave lectures; and I proctored exams.
Developed species profiles for various invertebrate species that included information from species description to conservation needs as part of the Xerces webpage. Example Species Profile
Assisted in Karner Blue Butterfly distance sampling. Assisted in Karner Blue Butterfly wing clipping. Entered date for Karner Blue Butterfly habitat assessment and transects.
JLPT Level 1
Collected specimens in caves of endemic bat species, Pteropus dasymallus formosus, and measured their metabolic rates in order to understand the high body temperature of the species over winter. Collected specimens of other bat species in the mountains. Worked at the rescue station to assist veterinarians. Took care of injured animals at the rescue station.
Identified individual humpback whales by the patterns of their flukes to understand their yearly migration pattern. Recorded the GPS coordinates for each humpback whale encountered along with the number of adults and calves.
Sea Turtle Conservation
Japanese (JLPT level 1)
Rock Climbing, Scuba Diving, Mountain Biking, Screen Printing, Photography, Animal Welfare, Animal Rescue, Wildlife Trade, Web Design, Data Visualization, Learning Languages
Web Development: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Flask, Django, Wordpress, Shopify
Mapping/ GIS software: ArcGIS, MapShaper, ShapeEscape,TileMill, geojson.io
Database: Specify6, PostGreSQL, PostGIS
Design Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
Editing Software: Adobe Promiere Pro, Final Cut Pro
3D Software: Amira, Meshlab, Tetra4D
Roth RE, SJ Young, C Nestel, B Davidson, J Janicki, V Knoppke-Wetzel, F Ma, R Mead, C Rose, and G
Global Landscapes: Teaching Globalization through Responsive Mobile Map Design. The Professional Geographer
Janicki J, N Narula, M Ziegler, B Guénard and E Economo. 2016.
Visualizing and interacting with large-volume biodiversity data using client-server web mapping applications: The design and implementation of antmaps.org. Ecological Informatics.32: 185-193.
Roth RE, SJ Young, C Nestel, B Davidson, J Janicki, V Knoppke-Wetzel, F Ma, R Mead, C Rose, and G Zhang. 2015.
Global Madison: Usability evaluation of an adaptive mobile map supporting situated learning of globalization. In: Proceedings of the 27th International Cartography Conference. Rio de Janiero, Brazil: August 23-28.
Janicki J, G Guo, M Conway, R Donohue, and RE Roth. 2014.
Weevil Viewer: An interactive mapping application for geographic and phenological exploration of Wisconsin’s primitive weevils. The Journal of Maps. 10(2): 289-296.