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Malcolm R. Herstand

Malcolm R. Herstand

Hazards Program Instrumentation Specialist

Education and/or Training

M.S. Candidate Natural Resources, 2010-2012, University of Vermont
B.S. Environmental Science, GIS minor, 2008, Montana State University
Avalanche Pro, ICS and SAR certifications

Projects and/or Research Interests

Malcolm installs and maintains instrumentation for hazard monitoring, primarily for the Climate and Cryosphere and Landslide Hazards Programs. In addition to fieldwork on weather stations, slope instability sensors and other remote systems, Malcolm works on data processing and visualization interfaces. With a background in Alaska's hazard-rich mountains and experience in Mountain Rescue, Malcolm especially enjoys working with community partners to develop monitoring solutions suitable to Alaska's steep terrain and challenging climate.

Professional Experience

Volcano Monitoring Technician (2019-2024), Alaska Volcano Observatory
Spatial Data Analyst (2012-2018), Axiom Data Science
Seasonal Wilderness, Glacier and Ice-Climbing Guide (2013-2018)
Research Associate, Arctic Watershed Research (2010-2012), University of Vermont
Research Associate, GIS/GPS Specialist (2009-2010), MSU Invasive Plant Ecology Group

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