Timothy C. Cater, M.S. Senior Scientist

  • Oil Spill Response & Assessment
  • Tundra Ecology
  • Bioremediation
  • Land Rehabilitation & Restoration
  • Wetland Delineation

Tim Cater has a background in plant ecology and has conducted extensive research on ecological restoration and land rehabilitation in tundra and taiga ecosystems, especially those resulting from anthropogenic disturbances. In particular, Tim is interested in developing new techniques to rehabilitate and restore sites affected by spills of crude oil and other contaminants.

In addition to his research, he has developed educational materials to help non-biologists (e.g., pipefitters and electricians) understand basic ecological concepts. The central focus of this work is to help people understand how they can integrate ecology into their daily tasks to lessen the risk of creating a disturbance, as well as to avoid costs associated with the rehabilitation of a disturbance.


Environmental Stewardship | Social Responsibility | Economic Viability