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Gust Annis

Conservation Scientist, Michigan

Lansing, MI

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Gust Annis TNC Conservation Scientist Gust Annis. © TNC

Areas of Expertise

Conservation Planning, Great Lakes, Species Distribution Modeling, Spatial Analyses


Media Contact

Ryan Hermes
ph. (517) 999-7745


Gust joined The Nature Conservancy in August 2012. As part of the Science Team, he contributes to our conservation planning, performs analyses, writes manuscripts for publication, creates maps and manages most geospatial requests. He also works very closely with our Native Fisheries and Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) programs, developing species distribution models and helping assess AIS risk across the Great Lakes.  

Prior to joining TNC, Gust spent almost 14 years with the Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership (MoRAP) at the University of Missouri as a GIS specialist and aquatic resources coordinator. Gust earned a master’s degree in geography from Western Illinois University and his bachelor’s degree in education. He also received the post-baccalaureate equivalent of a geography major from Northern Michigan University. In his free time, Gust enjoys spending time with his wife, Mandy, his two sons, Henry and Max, and their English setter. Gust’s family enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, spending time at their cabin in the Upper Peninsula and paddling a beautiful 70-year-old wood-and-canvas canoe.

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