Tim Sheehan, M.S.

Ecological Modeler, Team Lead- Decision Support & GIS

Tim joined the Conservation Biology Institute in 2008. He has an M.S. in Geology from the University of Missouri - Columbia and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado - Boulder. His experience includes porting and tuning climate modeling software on massively parallel supercomputers as well as developing high data flow applications in networked realtime environments. He is interested in developing, expanding, and linking ecological models to further the understanding of current ecosystems and to examine alternative futures in the face of climate change and human activity. In 2012, he completed an M.S. in Biology at the University of Oregon - Eugene, his research concentrated on modeling fire and its effects in the Willamette Valley.

Tim and his wife Kim share their Eugene, Oregon home with several furred and/or feathered companions of various sizes. In his spare time he occasionally paddles a sea kayak or works on building one.


BLM Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA), Sonoran Desert
Working as a subcontractor to Dynamac Corporation, the Conservation Biology Institute provided the scientific leadership and technical support for two BLM Rapid Ecoregional Assessment (REAs).  The Sonoran Desert ecoregion was completed in the spring ...
Early warning system for ecosystems
CBI is developing biodiversity early warning systems at different spatial scales as a collaboration between agencies, universities, nonprofits, tribal authorities and citizen science groups.
CBI partners to protect BC's rainforests
CBI is supporting Geos Institute and partners in Canada as they map, assess and protect primary and intact forest landscapes.

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A Better Way to Answer Ecological Questions
The people who oversee federal and private wildlands contend with fire risks, development, mining, timber production, rare and endangered species, recreational demands, water quality and availability, ecological risks, climate change, and variable budgets. On top of that, the data they need to analyze to make their decisions come in many forms from multiple sources. For a land manager this can be bewildering!At CBI, we do a lot of work trying ...

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