Biography of Bill Christie


Bill Christie joined the Eastern Threat Center in August 2010 as a Biological Scientist with over 20 years of GIS and remote sensing experience as applied to natural resources and conservation issues.

He contributed to the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and now manages the ForWarn forest disturbance web mapping application through near-real-time forest disturbance analysis and outreach. Other activities include providing technical and analytical GIS and remote sensing support to the Eastern Threat Center's landscape ecologists. He has also created and implemented geospatial applications for the States of Tennessee and Alabama, The Nature Conservancy, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Bill received undergraduate degrees in Forestry (1979) and Geography (1981) and obtained his Masters in Geography (1984) from the University of South Carolina.

Contact Bill Christie at or 828-257-4370.

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