TIM D. THIBAUT
Tim Thibaut is Senior Program Manager at Barry A. Vittor & Associates, Inc. Originally from Miami, Florida, Tim first came to Alabama in 1982 to attend Auburn University, ultimately earning his B.S. in Marine Biology in 1986. After working for a year for the Auburn Fisheries Department as a creel surveyor along the Alabama coast, he returned to Auburn to complete a master’s degree in Zoology in 1992. Tim was employed as a graduate teaching assistant in the Auburn Biology Department (1988 to 1991) and also as a research assistant at the Dauphin Island Sea Laboratory (1988 to 1993).
Since joining Vittor & Associates in 1993, Tim has analyzed and reported on various aspects of aquatic ecosystems. His primary responsibilities include management of multi-faceted projects including tidal marsh assessments and large-scale seagrass mapping; production of environmental compliance documentation; mitigation planning and monitoring; and client outreach. Tim helps our clients with environmental compliance, permitting, and agency consultation for a wide array of projects, including environmental assessments supporting grants from HUD, NOAA, FEMA, and USDA funding programs.
Tim’s recent projects include several for the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, including an evaluation of restoration success and management effectiveness in the D’Olive Bay Watershed (2018-2019); the Fowl River Marsh Health study (2018-2019) and Phase I restoration design (2019-2020); Mon Louis Island tidal marsh restoration monitoring (2018-2020); and the ecosystem assessment and analysis for the Weeks Bay Watershed Management Plan (2017). Tim managed recurring submerged aquatic vegetation mapping on behalf of the NEP and State Lands Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in 2002, 2008/2009, and 2015. In 2019 he performed the same role on behalf of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
Tim is a member of the Management Applications Team at Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Science Advisory Committee of the Mobile Bay NEP, and the Gulf of Mexico Seagrass Working Group. He is an adjunct biology instructor at Coastal Alabama Community College, in Fairhope, where he has taught since 1994.