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Details of Mr. Robert McGuinn   


Gender male
Job title Conservation Biologist
National Ocean Service/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOS/NOA)
International Program Office Rm 5641 SSMC 3 1315 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910 Silver Spring
Nationality United States
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Degree Master of Science
Job type Data Management , Natural Resource Management , Decision Making & Policy , Extension Services (Public Awareness)
Research Activities

I am a Conservation Biologist and Landscape Ecologist with over 14 years of experience in habitat conservation planning using the tools of spatial analysis, GIS, and remote sensing. My expertise is in describing and characterizing the ecological and physical conditions within landscapes and seascapes. I specialize in the analysis of natural resource and land management issues from a spatial perspective. My work has mainly focused on issues within the United States and territories, but I have recently been branching out internationally. 

My work mission is to help my clients make well-informed decisions regarding their conservation priorities through a systematic analysis of the threats and opportunities that they face. 

I am originally from Asheville, NC, USA but now I am based Charleston, SC, USA along with my amazing family, including my wife Catherine, and three teenage children, Cecilia, Joseph, and Charles. 

Working languages English

- Landscape and seascape characterization
- Environmental effects analysis
- Data visualization and mapping
- Conservation planning for terrestrial and marine environments
- GIS and Remote Sensing (e.g. ESRI ArcGIS, Erdas Imagine, various open source GIS platforms)
- Species distribution modeling (e.g. MaxEnt)
- Data cleaning and analysis automation using R
- Data management and archiving

Group(s): IOC , GOOS , IODE , JCOMM , HAB , Tsunami , ITIC , ICAN
Created: 2016-06-18 Last Updated: 2016-06-23 by Robert MCGUINN