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Khem So

Khem So photoKhem So is a Pathways Information Technology Specialist at our Newport, Oregon office. The position is shared between the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex and the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office's Ecological Services field office in Newport. His duties include providing geographic information system (GIS) support through database management, spatial analysis, landscape modeling, and image classification. His major projects include: tidal wetland restoration site prioritizations for the Nehalem, Umpqua, and Siuslaw estuaries; seabird colony mapping; map creation to assist with refuge, habitat, and public use management; and a GIS-based predictive nesting habitat model for the western snowy plover. He completed his undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and English at Northwestern University and his Master's degree in Resource Ecology and Management from the University of Michigan. His Master's thesis sought to integrate public participation GIS and multiple criteria decision making methods for prioritizing areas appropriate for estuarine habitat restoration.

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Last Updated: July 26, 2016
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