Sam joined SFEI's Resilient Landscapes program in 2012. His work focuses on understanding how ecosystems functioned in the past and how best to use this knowledge to inform present-day landscape-scale restoration and management. Along the way he relies heavily on geospatial analysis and landscape ecology. He also enjoys cartography and other forms of data visualization. Sam is originally from upstate New York and received a joint B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Middlebury College in Vermont.