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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

Katelyn Lawson, Ph.D., GIS Analyst

Katie has been with the Alabama Natural Heritage Program since February 2019. She manages our natural heritage inventory database (Biotics) and provides GIS support to the program. She 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. Katie received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, her M.S. in Fisheries from Auburn University, and her B.S. in Zoology from Auburn. Her previous work experiences include researching Asian Carp control techniques with the USGS, researching non-native fish invasion success in Florida, and studying native fish assemblage change in Alabama.

Phone: (334) 844-5017
email: klawson@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

 

 

 

Joe Jenkins, Research Associate

Joe has worked part time for the Alabama Natural Heritage Program in various capacities since 2013 and was hired on full time in January 2021. He conducts field work and analyses relevant to the conservation of reptile and amphibian species throughout the state. His research largely focuses on habitat selection and population ecology of Alabama’s imperiled herpetofauna. Joe received his M.S. in Biological Sciences from Auburn University in 2019 as well as a B.S. in Zoology and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn in 2016. An avid fisherman and hunter, he devotes his free time towards advocating for Alabama's biodiversity and learning to live in a manner that is more harmonious and conducive to life on this planet.

email: ajj0012@auburn.edu

 

 

 

Hannah Siegel, Database Technician 

Hannah is currently a graduate student in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, and is working with us part-time. She primarily assists with managing our natural history inventory database (Biotics), by entering and updating occurrence data. She also assists with species distribution modelling, as she is focused on Geographic Information Systems for her Masters Degree coursework. Hannah received her B.S. in Conservation and Biodiversity from Auburn University in 2019 and received her Masters in Natural Resources from Auburn in December 2020. In her free time, she enjoys photographing wildlife, bird watching, and practicing yoga.

email: hls0019@auburn.edu



Last Updated: 05/28/2021