David Bucklin was the Biological Scientist in the lab from 2015 to 2017, where his main duties included managing the lab’s movement databases, building tools to assist in movement data management and analysis, and assisting lab students and interns with ongoing projects. He also helped develop database and visualization tools for a project with USGS researchers involving tracking of sea turtles in southern Florida, and was a principal instructor in the week-long workshop Next Generation Data Management in Movement Ecology.
David received his master’s in Geography from Oregon State University, completing a project involving analysis of land cover change in and around a National Park in Bolivia using remote sensing. He is interested in a spatial and landscape ecology, human-environment interactions, biogeography, biodiversity conservation, and building data management and GIS/spatial analysis tools to assist in these fields.
David currently works as a spatial ecologist for the Virginia Natural Heritage Program in the Department of Conservation and Recreation, based in Richmond, VA.