Eric received a B.S. in Environmental Biology and Management from the University of California at Davis in 1997. After graduation Eric conducted amphibian breeding behavior research at the Smithsonian’s Tropical Research Institute (STRI) on Barro Colorado Island. Upon returning to the US Eric became involved with the New York GAP Analysis program at Cornell University. Eric moved to San Francisco in 1999 and began working for an Internet infrastructure firm where he gained valuable web/software development and programming experience. In 2003 he obtained a Master of Environmental Science and Management (M.E.S.M) degree at the Donald Bren School of Environmental Management at UCSB. He specialized in conservation planning and conducted research with The Nature Conservancy to incorporate socio-economic factors into the design and implementation of wildlife corridors. From 2001-2005 Eric was employed as a graduate student and research scientist at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). While at NCEAS he was involved in a variety of analytical and data management research projects as well as several informatic efforts including the Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity. Prior to TEAM Eric worked as an information manager for an environmental consulting firm. Eric is interested in the design and development of technical tools and knowledge/information management systems relevant to the natural and social sciences.