Nathaniel Rindlaub

Software Developer
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Nathaniel is a software engineer for the Nature Conservancy’s California Chapter, specializing in data visualization, map-based applications, IoT, and machine learning. He is the lead developer of Animl, a platform that allows users to integrate wireless camera traps with custom ML models for real-time inference and alerts. By keeping one foot in the field and the other in the emerging tech space, Nathaniel leverages bleeding-edge innovations to solve real conservation challenges.

Prior to joining The Nature 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:

He is currently working on a number of applications that facilitate the integration and exploration of data streams derived from satellite, sea, and land-based sensors. The applications touch a diverse range of environmental issues - from invasive species mitigation and groundwater management to kelp forest health and whale safety.

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2021 | Freshwater | Science | Maps & Webmaps

California Natural Flows Webapp

Julie K.H. Zimmerman, Daren M. Carlisle, Jason T. May, Kirk R. Klausmeyer, Theodore E. Grantham, Larry R. Brown, Jeanette K. Howard, Nathaniel Rindlaub, Falk Schuetzenmeister

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…

2019 | Freshwater | Technology | Science | Maps & Webmaps

GDE Pulse: Monitoring Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems with Satellites

Kirk Klausmeyer, Falk Schuetzenmeister, Nathaniel Rindlaub, Tanushree Biswas, Melissa M. Rohde, Jeanette Howard

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…

2019 | Terrestrial | Planning | Technology | Science | Maps & Webmaps

Planning for connectivity implementation in present-day California and for a changing future: a 3-D web-tour

Carrie Schloss, Dick Cameron, Nathaniel Rindlaub, Connor Shank

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…