Dr. Timothy Howard is actively involved in data analytics and modeling at NYNHP. He helped build and continues to improve our methodology for species distribution modeling and enjoys other landscape conservation analysis challenges. Tim has been with the heritage program for over 20 years and also finds time for field work focusing on natural communities and rare plants. He has a BA in Biology from Middlebury College and an MS and PhD in plant ecology from the University of Michigan, where he studied plant competition. He completed a postdoctoral position at SUNY Stony Brook, studying the susceptibility of natural communities to invasive species. Current interests include landscape and other spatial analytics, increasing efficiencies in field data collection, and stressors and ecological dynamics in alpine environments.