Joshua H. Viers, Ph.D. 

Co-Founder, Managing Director

Josh Viers has over 15 years of professional experience in landscape ecology and watershed science, and serves as PAE’s Chief Executive Officer.  By leveraging geospatial technologies and informatics, Dr. Viers has developed innovative research and development solutions for public and private clientele in a variety of sectors, including conservation, restoration, and sustainability.  He combines senior project and program management skills with strategic planning and scientific rigor to execute a wide variety of projects globally.  He has managed over $20M in applied research; authored or co-authored 75 papers, reports, and book chapters; and holds a GISP certification. He was also certified by the Water Footprint Network to calculate water footprints for consumers, sectors, and geographic locales.

Josh earned his Ph.D. in Ecology at the University of California, Davis, where his research focused on the application of new geospatial technologies to watershed sciences, as well as a BSc in International Agricultural Development, where he focused on small farm organic production methods. He speaks English (native) and Spanish (working).