Joined LGL in 2012
M.Sc.: Simon Fraser University (Biology) 2012
B.Sc. (Hons.): University of Victoria (Biology, Geography Minor) 2006
Nathan Hentze has had a keen interest in wildlife and nature his entire life, which has grown into a career as a wildlife biologist. He has worked on a wide variety of projects from wildlife inventories, wildlife-forestry interactions, wind farm developments, habitat assessments, reservoir operations, oil sands reclamation, port facilities, and endangered species. Nathan has experience with all project aspects, from proposal writing to data analysis and project management. This work has been conducted on taxa from birds to mammals and herptiles to plants, and has taken Nathan from Myanmar to western Canada. His focus has always been on the wildlife of British Columbia, where he is recognized for his expertise on birds.
Nathan continuously strives to learn more about the natural world, and to this end focused his master’s thesis on anti‑predator behaviours and flight energetics of a coastal shorebird, the Dunlin. His undergraduate thesis investigated boat disturbance effects on seabirds off Vancouver Island’s west coast.