Amy Pocewicz, PhD
101 12th Ave #216,
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Amy has a Master’s degree in Forest Resources and a PhD in Landscape Ecology, both from the University of Idaho, where her research focused on remote sensing, forest ecology, and modeling land use change under alternative policy scenarios. Prior to joining the Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Amy spent 10 years as a scientist with The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming, where she led research to inform conservation, collaborated on conservation planning, supported development of compensatory mitigation frameworks and environmental markets, and organized citizen science events. Her recent research and planning work has included social values mapping, modeling stopover habitat for migratory birds, assessing the vulnerability of Wyoming’s wildlife, describing stream flow alteration in the Brazilian Amazon, and modeling the outcomes of development scenarios and funding policies on greater sage-grouse populations. Amy enjoys working at the interface between science and management and finding creative ways to fill science gaps and inform decisions influencing landscape scale conservation.
GIS and Science Communication, N.W. Boreal LCC
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1011 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99503
Ben Matheson has joined the Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative. He will contribute to the LCC’s geospatial projects and science communication work.
Ben has spent the past five years working in rural Alaska as a reporter for community radio stations. He covered subsistence and commercial fisheries, natural disasters, resource development projects, and Alaska politics. He studied communication and international studies at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Ben has spent the past two years studying geographic information systems and spatial analysis through the University of Alaska.
His professional interests include data visualization, geospatial analysis, visual storytelling, and interactive media. Ben is interested in translating complex topics for different audiences and connecting across different areas. Ben is excited to contribute to the Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative.