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Peter Galante

Biodiversity Informatics Specialist


Research Interests

Peter Galante holds the position of Biodiversity Informatics Specialist at CBC. After receiving a B.S. in Environmental and Forest Biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Peter performed field work as a wildlife and plant biologist for many various state and federal agencies. Subsequently, Peter received a M.S. from The City College of New York where he studied the evolutionary ecology of small mammals of Madagascar, specifically nesomyine rodents, integrating and developing tools for GIS and niche modeling. Peter's interests include increasing the availability of open-source software in biology and integrating spatial ecology with conservation of biodiversity and resources.


Representative Publications:

  • Muscarella, R., Galante, P. J., Soley‚ÄźGuardia, M., Boria, R. A., Kass, J. M., Uriarte, M., & Anderson, R. P. 2014. ENMeval: An R package for conducting spatially independent evaluations and estimating optimal model complexity for Maxent ecological niche models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5(11), 1198-1205.