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James Hatten

James is a Research Biogeographer at the USGS, Columbia River Research Laboratory.

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.

Professional Experience

  • 2002 to Present - Research Biogeographer, U.S. Geological Survey, Columbia River Research Laboratory, 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

Education and Certifications

  • 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

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