Contact Information

The ALNHP office is located in the Crop Improvement Building on Donahue Drive at the corner of Donahue and College Street.

Address:
Alabama Natural Heritage Program
1090 South Donahue Drive
Auburn University, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-5017
Fax: (334) 844-4462

Staff

Michael S. Barbour, GIS Analyst

Michael has been with the Alabama Natural Heritage Program since May 2002. He manages the natural heritage inventory database (Biotics) and provides GIS support to the program. He is responsible for maintaining the program's geospatial database and data, responding to data requests, providing support to other staff members in the use of the database and Heritage Methodology, overseeing or assisting in the development of conservation plans, and conducting project-specific GIS analyses. Michael conducted doctoral research with the Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He received a M.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of New Hampshire, and B.S. degrees in Biology and Wildlife Management from Virginia Tech.


Phone: (334) 844-5017
email: msb0005@auburn.edu

Jim Godwin, Aquatic Zoologist

The Aquatic Zoologist is responsible for the development and oversight of the aquatic zoology component of the program. The Aquatic Zoologist is responsible for analyzing and disseminating information regarding Alabama's rare species to agencies, organizations, and individuals responsible for protecting and managing those species and their habitats. He also oversees the design and management of selected survey and conservation planning projects.


Phone: (334) 844-5020
email: jcg0001@auburn.edu

Al Schotz, Botanist/ Community Ecologist

The Botanist/Community Ecologist is responsible for the development and oversight of the botanical and natural community component of the program. The Botanist/Community Ecologist is responsible for analyzing and disseminating information regarding plant species and natural communities to agencies, organizations, and individuals responsible for protecting and managing those species and their habitats. He is also responsible for overseeing the design and management of selected survey and conservation planning projects.

Phone: (334) 844-5019
email: ars0002@auburn.edu

David Steen Ph.D., Research Fellow

David joined the Alabama Natural Heritage Program in 2014. His primary responsibility is to coordinate monitoring efforts and research on the reintroduced population of Indigo Snakes in Conecuh National Forest. Additionally, he assists on numerous studies related to wildlife ecology in the state, including projects concerning Gopher Tortoises and Flattened Musk Turtles. More information is available on his personal website. David completed his B.S. at the University of New Hampshire (2001), his M.S. at the State University of New York-College of Environmental Science and Forestry (2003) and his Ph.D. at Auburn University (2011). Additionally, he was the lead research technician of the Herpetology lab at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center (2004-2007) and recently completed a postdoctoral appointment at Virginia Tech (2012-2013). He blogs about natural history and conservation at www.LivingAlongsideWildlife.com and you can find him on Twitter (@AlongsideWild).

email: das0006@auburn.edu

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2014