James Hatten



M.S. 1996. Geography, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.  Concentration: Analytical Techniques (GIS, Remote Sensing, Biogeography).

B.S. 1984. Environmental Studies, Western Washington University, Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Bellingham, WA. Concentration: Terrestrial Ecosystems Analysis


Research Interests:

I am a research biogeographer that examines the current and future distributions of common, threatened, and endangered species. I have developed habitat models across the western U.S. for fish, birds, mammals, and reptiles. Climate-change, ecological flows, and riparian obligates are my focal areas.



2002 to Present - Research Biogeographer, U.S. Geological Survey, Columbia River Research Lab, Cook, WA

1997-2001 - Senior GIS Analyst, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix, AZ

1995-1996 - GIS Coordinator, Peabody Coal Company, Flagstaff, AZ

1988-1994 - Timber/Fish/Wildlife (TFW) Biologist, Hoh Indian Tribe, Forks, WA