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.
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…