Al Karlin went to school at Rutger’s University in New Jersey and Miami University of Ohio where he graduated in 1978 with a Ph.D. in Theoretical Biology. He was a post-Doctoral Fellow at Florida State University before taking a position in the Department of Zoology at the University of Arkansas – Little Rock. While on the faculty at the University of Arkansas, Al held positions in the Departments of Zoology, Computer and Information Science, and Engineering Technology and conducted Remote Sensing-related research at NASA-Stennis.
Dr. Karlin left the University after 20 years and moved to Florida in 2000. After a short time as a consultant in the private sector, he took his current position with the Southwest Florida Water Management District where as the Senior GIS Scientist, he directs the District’s LiDAR and Orthoimage data collection missions. Dr. Karlin holds certifications in GIS from the GIS-Certification Institute and is a Certified Mapping Scientist (in LiDAR) from the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.