Meet the Team
Nathan Elliott, B.A.
Spatial Analyst and Informatics Programmer
Climate Change and Quantitative Ecology
As a spatial analyst with the Climate Change and Quantitative Ecology Group at Point Blue, my work focuses on bringing together data from a wide variety of sources to answer questions about the distribution of plants and animals across the region. I also assist the Informatics Group with making this information accessible to managers, researchers, and members of the public via the internet.
Current projects that I am involved with include tracking the extent of water available to shorebirds as they migrate through the Central Valley, mapping the impacts of rising sea levels on ecosystems and human infrastructure in San Francisco Bay, and projecting how the ranges of bird species may shift in a changing climate throughout the Pacific Flyway.
I grew up in Minnesota and attended Bowdoin College in Maine where I graduated with a B.A. in Physics, Environmental Studies, and Government. Since then, I have worked on research projects across the country, including vegetation structure in Canada, migrating raptors in California, and breeding seabirds off the coast of Maine.
I first came to Point Blue as an intern in 2010, working as a songbird bander at the Palomarin Field Station in Point Reyes National Seashore.
I currently work remotely from St. Paul, Minnesota and love board games with friends, reading, cooking, hiking, and playing the tuba.