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Patricia K Haggerty

I am an Ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center. I provide spatial analysis and remote sensing support to Research Scientists and their staff across our Science Center as the GIS Coordinator.

As GIS Coordinator, I support a variety of research programs involving a diverse array of aquatic and terrestrial environments using software tools, data acquisition and development and documentation efforts, and presentation/outreach to the scientific community and the general public. I act as an interface between the Bureau's Enterprise Geospatial program, our local IT program and GIS field/office practitioners. My work has supported research efforts on a variety of at risk species such as the Marbled Murrelet, Condor, Golden Eagle, and Spotted Frog. I have worked across agency boundaries on numerous projects supporting wildlife research in the Pacific Northwest.

Professional Experience

  • 1998- Present: Ecologist/GIS Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Corvallis, OR

  • 1995-1998: GIS Specialist, Indus Corp., Contractor to US Environmental Protection Agency, Western Ecology Division

  • 1994 -1995: GIS Analyst, Cartography 3, State of Oregon Department of Energy, Service Center for GIS

  • 1991-1994: Ecologist, Computer Program/GIS, U.S Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Siuslaw National Forest

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. Biological Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA (1991)

  • B.S. Park Resources Management, California State University, Sacramento, CA (1978)

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government