Over the last two decades, Nat has worked on research projects in North America, Central America, Africa, and Hawaii. These projects have included research on the breeding biology of raptors and owls, habitat associations of passerine birds, population ecology and monitoring of Pacific seabirds, and avian demography. Nat’s dissertation research on the effects of fire and fuels management on bird communities was conducted at KBO.
Nat is currently the Research Director of the Pacific Coast and Central Valley Group at Point Blue Conservation Science. His research is focused on the ecology and conservation of riparian ecosystems, bird migration, understanding and preparing for the ecological effects of climate change, and applying science to conservation decision making and public policy.