Tom Hoctor

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TOM HOCTOR is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Landscape Conservation Planning at the University of Florida.  He has a Masters and Ph.D. in Conservation Biology and Landscape Ecology from the University of Florida.  Tom has a background in wildlife ecology, conservation biology, wetland and aquatic system conservation, wildlife corridor design, wildlife habitat modeling and biodiversity conservation.  He is an expert on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) spatial analysis using ArcGIS.  Tom is on the board of Florida Defenders of the Environment, a founding member of Florida Wildlife Corridor Project and has worked with The Nature Conservancy as well.  His senior thesis was a history of early American fish culture and the involvement of anglers.  Tom is a part-time resident of Maine who resides in Florida most of the year.  He can be reached at