Big Data, Small Pond

A cartoon rendering of an sturgeon fish , too large for the fishbowl containing it.

All the world is information,

And all us people merely analysts;

We model distributions, correlations,

And one mind in its time plots many points…

I am a conservation biologist by training, an environmental educator in practice, and a critical inquirer in aspiration. Through VCU’s Center for Environmental Studies, I develop curriculum on environmental foundations, geographic information system (GIS) applications, and data literacy. I also advise students receiving VCU’s Certificate in Sustainability Innovation.


Office: Trani Center for Life Sciences Building, room 106
Phone: 804-828-7202
Email: albrechtmald [at]