Dylan Harrison-Atlas

A New Englander by birth, I have followed my interests westward to study conservation planning under the guidance of Dave Theobald. My PhD research aims to prioritize the protection of critical wildlife habitat threatened by land use change, energy development, and a changing climate. Using spatially explicit methods to evaluate potential habitat loss and modification through residential development, I am conducting a statewide build-out analysis to identify areas of primary concern to conservation objectives. Ultimately, this information will contribute to a decision support system for the state of Colorado.