Phil Matson

Phil Matson is a Research Coordinator with the Flathead Lake Biological Station (FLBS), University of Montana, where he coordinates their program in Montana’s sustained push against aquatic invasive species. Phil has 22 years specializing in GIS and remote sensing, relating habitat complexity to biotic and anthropogenic metrics. He currently manages the GIS database for the Crown Managers Partnership and serves as their representative on the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Landscape Conservation Design team. Phil also oversees the data collection and publication of FLBS’s LakeNET Environmental Sensor Network, a network of remote meteorological and hydrologic sensors used for telemetry data modeling; is part of their long-term Flathead Lake Monitoring Project; and engages in various education and media outreach campaigns to local schools, student groups, and the general public.