Rich Inman is an ecologist at the Fort Collins Science Center, whose research interests include the intersection of geographic information science, wildlife ecology and conservation biology.
Dr. Richard Inman (he/him) received a BS in Biology and Environmental Science from the University of Redlands in 2001 and went on to work as a project manager for the Redlands Institute collaborating on a decision support system for the Mojave Desert tortoise. He completed his MS in Biology in 2008 studying activity patterns of desert tortoises, and quantifying sampling error in population estimates from line-distance sampling methods.
As a Wildlife Biologist for the USGS (2006 – 2020) Dr. Inman worked on projects spanning habitat modeling of herps and avian fauna, remote sensing of substrate thermal properties, to agent-based modelling of Golden Eagles in the Mojave Desert. He received his PhD in 2018 at Arizona State University in Geography under Drs. Janet Franklin and Stewart Fotheringham, where he focused on sampling bias in species distribution modeling and using spatial regression methods to explore local differences in habitat use among populations of desert tortoises. His research interests are centered around the intersection of geographic information science, wildlife ecology and conservation biology. He is an avid mountain biker and home brewer.