Thomas Hopper Staff Scientist

Staff Scientist

Thomas Hopper

Thomas primarily provides Geographic Information Systems (GIS) support and analysis for Princeton Hydro including spatial analysis, data management, and the production of cartographic products. He has provided project support through regulatory compliance and permitting, plan drafting, and ecological field work.

Thomas’s academic background is in environmental planning through Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. He received the Teuvo Airola Memorial Award in Environmental Geomatics from the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA). Before being hired by Princeton Hydro, he was a research assistant for Rutgers Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, where he used spatial modeling to evaluate and map coastal vulnerability to erosion and performed field surveys to investigate the effects of Hurricane Sandy on coastal vegetation communities in Jamaica Bay, NY under the National Park Service funded project: “Restoration of Jamaica Bay Fringing Habitats: Post-Sandy Status and New Approaches for a Resilient Future”.

Outside of work, Thomas enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading.

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