A Field Guide to ABR: Robert McNown

We are beginning a new series this year featuring some of the fantastic employees at ABR. We are very excited to start the series by profiling Research Biologist, Robert McNown.

ABR is pleased to announce that Robert McNown, M.S., has joined our firm as a full-time Research Biologist. Robert has a strong background in ecology and especially plant biology and physiology. His thesis for his master's degree focused on the physiological plant ecology of northern treeline white spruce in the Noatak National Preserve.

Robert primarily will be supporting the Vegetation, Wetlands, and Landscape Ecology group. Since returning to ABR in 2017, Robert's main focus has been on wetland and habitat mapping projects throughout the State of Alaska, including a soils mapping project in Katmai National Park and Preserve, wetlands and ecological land survey mapping on the Arctic Coastal Plain, and wetlands mapping in Interior and Southcentral Alaska. Additional interests have led Robert to assist on projects involving marine mammal observations and fishery harvest monitoring in 2017. Robert is keen to develop further his GIS, data management, and programming skills in PostgreSQL, and has been applying his PostgreSQL skills to a variety of projects this winter.

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