Matthew Oldach is an Aquatic Ecologist with advanced skills in quantitative data analysis (especially using R).
Matthew Oldach is the sole proprietor of an aquatic sciences consulting firm called Subtidal Solutions. He has conducted technical projects for Fisheries and Oceans Canada involving biodiversity assessments, ROV image analysis, data entry and data compilation. Subtidal solutions emerged out of a research project he joined at the University of Alberta in the lab of Dr. Sally Leys.
Matthew Oldach is a M.Sc.student at the University of Calgary interested in the analysis of coral broadcast spawning. He used next-generation sequencing to de novo assemble a coral (Acropora humilis) transcriptome to explore how circadian and circalunar cycles of gene expression influences synchronous spawning which occurs, predictably to the date, after the full moon in May.
Matthew Oldach's background is primarily in aquatic ecology, bioinformatics (transcriptome assembly, etc.), automated computer image analysis, mark-recapture, PIT tagging fish, scientific diving, in-water coral surveys and proposal writing