Analie Barnett is a Landscape Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy’s Eastern Conservation Science team and is based in Atlanta, Ga. She has been with the Conservancy for ten years. Analie has expertise in geospatial analysis, multivariate analysis, landscape ecology, and conservation planning. She holds a Master of Environmental Management (MEM) with a focus on conservation science from Duke University, and received her B.A. from Austin College in Economics and Literature.
Analie currently works on a variety of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine projects in the Eastern US that incorporate spatial and statistical analysis to inform conservation planning and natural resource management at large geographic scales. Recent projects include multivariate analysis of long-term vegetation data to assess the effectiveness of ecosystem management on military lands, an ecosystem services assessment of bottomland hardwood reforestation scenarios in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley, spatial analysis to identify priority marine areas in the South Atlantic Bight, and identification of coastal sites expected to be resilient to climate change in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic US.
In addition to working on projects in specific geographies, Analie has developed ArcGIS and Python toolboxes and R scripts to automate complex spatial and statistical analyses for colleagues at the Conservancy and partner organizations. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including BioScience, Ecological Applications, and Plant Ecology. She has presented her work to a variety of audiences including state and federal agencies as well as environmental and conservation organizations.