Nathaniel is a software developer for the Nature Conservancy’s California Chapter, specializing in data visualization and map-based applications. Through thoughtful design and development, Nathaniel makes complex datasets more accessible, explorable, and actionable to both internal staff and external stakeholders. He believes that technology, design, and storytelling are powerful tools for elevating The Nature Conservancy’s science products and increasing their impact.
Prior to joining the Conservancy, Nathaniel worked at a software startup in Portland, Maine, and he holds a degree in Environmental Economics from New York University.
What Nathaniel is working on now:
Nathaniel is currently working on a number web applications that facilitate the exploration of datasets derived from remote sensing and machine learning technologies.
Water is essential for California’s people, economy, and environment. Centuries of water management through dams and diversion have altered the flows in many streams and rivers, which can harm the freshwater ecosystems. The Nature Conservancy and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and other partners…
94,333 unique ecosystems depend on groundwater in California. GDE Pulse lets you see how they have changed over the last 30 years. Groundwater managers and environmental stakeholders often lack information about the health of critical groundwater dependent ecosystems (GDEs). To fill this information gap, we…
This interactive, web-based tour provides an accessible introduction to The Nature Conservancy’s analysis of wildlife movement routes for climate adaptation in California. Viewing these pathways in three-dimensional landscapes highlights the importance of elevation gradients, stream and river valleys, and topographic relief for species moving in…