Nic Anderson, PhD(c), Senior Ecologist
Specialties: Geographic Information Systems, drone pilot, remote sensing, analysis, plant identification, land management, wildlife biology, project management
Mr. Nic Anderson works as an ecologist. He has performed environmental surveys, documented plant, and wildlife diversity, processed remotely collected data from recorders and drones, created maps, and drafted Baseline Documentation Reports and Land Management Plans for conserved lands in Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Mr. Anderson has a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation and is working on his dissertation to complete his Doctor of Philosophy in Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation from Brigham Young University (BYU). His research is funded by the USFS and focuses on the relationship of native pollinators and domesticated honeybees in subalpine systems. As a research assistant to professors at BYU, he has participated in entomological research in Bolivia, rangeland restoration in north-central China, insect seed predation studies in Alaska, sage grouse habitat restoration in Utah, and black and polar bear behavior studies in Utah and Alaska. Mr. Anderson has been an active member of the professional scientific community since 2011 by giving oral presentations and presenting posters of his work at various regional, national, and international meetings in Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Hawaii, and Iceland. He is currently working on four scientific publications. His academic focus has been on natural resource management with an emphasis on GIS and statistics. He has also co-instructed upper-level courses at BYU, including Plant Identification, and Forest Ecology and Management. Mr. Anderson is an FAA-certified Part 107 Remote Pilot-in-Command. He is proficient with various GIS and remote sensing, statistical, and acoustic software programs including, ArcGIS Pro, ENVI, Ecognition, Pix4D, JMP, R statistical software, eMotion, and Kaleidoscope.