Bob Hickey

Professor at Department of Geography, Central Washington University, USA. AnnRoeBIM resident GIS expert. Global Flyway Network|Australia.

On a lark (gotta get at least one bird references in here), I accepted a position at Curtin University in Western Australia a few decades ago. While I was there less than 4 years, I got involved in the benthic invertebrate and bird mapping projects of Grant Pearson, Theunis Piersma and the Royal NIOZ Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, at Roebuck Bay and Eighty Mile Beach (NW Australia) as the resident GIS/GPS/remote sensing expert.

Over the years, I've been involved in five of the major AnnRoeBIM expeditions and continue to make maps and run spatial analysis for team members. AnnRoeBIM reports, of the Roebuck Bay and Eighty Mile Beach expeditions starting in 1999, can be accessed through my personal page here.

At present, I'm a professor of Geography at Central Washington University.  I spend most of my time teaching undergraduates, but every now and then I get involved in a GIS project of some sort - mostly involving environmental/ecological modeling.

More on my work can be found at


AnnRoeBIM expedition 2016 - the Eighty Mile Beach team

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AnnRoeBIM expedition 2016 - the Roebuck Bay team

Profile photo: Bob Hickey, with Beardo