Nikolas Stevenson-Molnar

Software Engineer

Nik grew up in rural Eastern Washington, and took an early interest in computers and programming. He followed this passion throughout childhood and into college, attending The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and studying software design and media. While at Evergreen, Nik found a job working on software to manage and visualize environmental data. This introduced him to the challenges of collecting, organizing, and communicating scientific data, and the roles that software and technology can play in addressing these needs.

Nik moved to Corvallis and joined the Conservation Biology Institute in June of 2010. He works as a software engineer on the Data Basin team and enjoys tackling the many challenges addressed by the project. He also tends to CBI's growing technology needs. Outside of work, Nik pursues a variety of other software projects and enjoys the many nearby mountains, cycling, and tap dancing.


USDA Bottomland Hardwood Forest Project
CBI is collaborating with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Farm Service Agency to produce an online application depicting ecological and economic features across Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands in Mississippi.
Enviro Risk Screening Tool for China
CBI is partnering with the Paulson Institute, the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China (FECO), and the state of California to provide FECO with an Environmental Risk Screening Tool.
Species Potential Habitat Tool
The Species Potential Habitat Tool (SPHT) will allow managers to identify suitable species for specific sites under current climates and a range of future climate change scenarios.

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Shoulders of Giants
"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." -- Carl Sagan CBI just released major design and functionality updates to our web-based mapping and collaboration platform, Data Basin. It got me thinking about the truly collaborative nature of nearly every endeavour in science and technology. Developing a system like Data Basin requires the collaboration of several software developers, many scientists ...

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