Mr. Hudgens, a Principal at IEc, specializes in the design of information management and decision support tools. Through database, Internet, and GIS-based technologies, he assists clients in collecting, managing, and analyzing large quantities of data that are critical to successful policy development and implementation. He frequently applies this expertise in the areas of coastal and marine policy, climate change analysis, and natural resource damage assessment. For instance, he has designed spatially-explicit models that allow users to explore the impact of sea level rise on coastal properties and ecological services based upon varying climate change and development scenarios.
Mr. Hudgens holds a B.S. with Honors in Natural Resources from Cornell University, and a M.S. in Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sciences from University of Massachusetts, Boston.