About Us

Ben Sullender, Spatial Ecologist

Ben Sullender uses spatial analysis to examine ecosystems ranging from the arctic tundra to the temperate rainforest, with emphasis on impacts to threatened bird populations.
Ben above Alatna River, Gates of the Arctic National Park.

Originally from Concord, Massachusetts, Ben graduated from Carleton College in 2011. Ben recently completed his Master of Science degree in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research integrated fieldwork and spatial analysis to examine the relationship between Eurasian spoonbill habitat and human alterations to natural water regimes at Poyang Lake, China.

Before joining Audubon Alaska as a GIS Biologist, Ben worked in New Zealand and Malaysia, monitoring reptiles, trapping invasive mammals, and mapping trail networks in various wilderness areas. Most recently, Ben worked as a consultant for a Boston-area geospatial start-up and as a GIS Assistant for The Nature Conservancy’s Wisconsin office. When not playing with maps, Ben can be found exploring mountains, splitboarding, playing Ultimate Frisbee, rooting for the Boston Celtics, or dreaming up adventures in some remote destination.

Contact Ben Sullender

Audubon Alaska
431 West Seventh Avenue, Suite 101
Anchorage, AK, 99501
United States

Fax: 907-276-5069
Phone: 907-276-7034
Email: bsullender@audubon.org

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