San Marino, Collier County Lakewood National, Manatee County EXPERIENCE Whitaker Road Parcel, Collier County Ecologist Hacienda Lakes, Collier County Passarella & Associates, Inc. (July 2014 - Present) Corkscrew Farms, Lee County
- Ecologist at Winding Cypress, Collier County
- Landscape Technician II at Baywoods, Collier County
- Environmental Technician at WildBlue, Lee County
4 years, 6 months at this Job
- Bachelor of Arts - Environmental Studies
Research pertaining to the ecology of toxic cyanobacteria-driven harmful algal blooms in temperate freshwater lakes and reservoirs.)
- Ecologist at US EPA
- Visiting Scientist at Department of Ecology
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies at Rutgers University
- Teaching Assistant / Guest Lecturer / Project Supervisor, various universities at
4 years at this Job
- Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolution - Community Ecology
- B.S. in Natural Resource Management - Natural Resource Management
• Prepare detailed annual written work plans.
• Establish schedules and deadlines for completion of programs and projects.
• Submit bi-weekly work plans and progress reports.
• Provide on the job training for new crew members, track and monitor the work of others, delegate work tasks, provide comprehensive and constructive feedback during performance reviews.
• Locate, establish, and measure Forest Inventory and Analysis plots.
• Collect natural resource inventory data including tree species, height, diameter, and crown position, plant identification, vegetation presence and abundance, perform Brown's line intercept transects to account course woody debris, measure forest floor components such as duff, litter, and fuel bed depth.
• Identify presence and severity of forest insects and pathogens relevant to forest health.
• Assess forest health conditions and provide written descriptions of plot locations, current conditions, and past treatments or disturbances.
• Ensure that reported information is adequate, reliable, verifiable, and useful. Maintain quality assurance standards as outlined by program coordinator.
• Utilize global positioning and geographic information systems, photo interpretation, land classification, and data collection protocol implementation.
- Ecologist at Pacific Northwest Research Station
- Forest Technician (Research) at Pacific Northwest Research Station
- Forestry Technician at Northwest Tree Improvement Co-Op
- Forestry Technician at Kazio & Associates
10 years, 5 months at this Job
- Associates - Civil Engineering Technology
- Bachelors of Arts - Forest Ecology
• Lead the Science Team in the Bureau of Land Management's Rapid Ecoregional Assessment of the Southern Great Plains, an area encompassing more than 370,000 square miles
• Coordinated with the Bureau of Land Management and other regional land managers to ensure that products could be used to inform multiple-use management decisions of public lands
• Redesigned a method for assessing overall landscape-level rank for use in guiding conservation and restoration decisions
• Modeled the distributions of 10 species using data summarized at various scales
• Conducted ecological and spatial analyses to address management questions with respect to community and species conservation targets
• Developed a process for evaluating existing habitat suitability models
• Evaluated 88 habitat suitability models across 43 plant species for a land-use planning initiative by the Bureau of Land Management in the California desert
• Maintained communication with clients and other collaborators via reports, calls, and emails
• Represented USGS both at planning and at regional meetings
• Modeled changes to the migration routes of 16 shorebirds and waterfowl in response to projected climate change
• Estimated the conversion of grassland to cropland in north-central U.S. via the development of a model based on land-cover, economic, and climate data
• Developed procedures to improve the categorical accuracy of georeferenced land-cover data
• Wrote technical reports and articles for scientific journals
• Formatted and documented data for recomputing and disseminating analytical results including spatial layers, FGDC-compliant metadata, and tools for updating analyses and models
- Ecologist at U.S. Geological Survey
- Database Designer at The Nature Conservancy
- Graduate Research Assistant at Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University
- Graduate Teaching Assistant at Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University
6 years at this Job
- Ph.D. - Ecology
- M.S. - Ecology
- B.S. - Biology
Carrying out requirements of the Clean Water Act for the State of Arkansas.
- Ecologist at Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
- Biologist I at Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
- Ecologist at
2 years, 1 month at this Job
- Master's - Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Allied Aquatic Sciences
- Bachelor's - Environmental Science
Independent Consultant/Freelance Ecologist July 2002- present (intermittent) Specific Recent Projects: · Consultant and field researcher for Dale Halbritter, PhD student in Entomology from the University of Florida who is investigating the ecology and biogeography of two unique mountain butterflies in Arizona, Neophasia menapia and Neophasia terlooii, a Forest Service Sensitive Species · Consultant and field researcher for Akito Kawahara, Assistant Curator, Lepidoptera, Joint Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, Dept. of Entomology and Nematology, Florida Museum of Natural History,University of Florida. NSF-funded project on anti-bat ultrasound production and hearing in Sphingidae, specifically Xylophanes falco, · Acquisition of specimens for research or educational outreach for universities and museums that include The Butterfly Pavilion, University of Arizona, Arizona State University, San Diego Zoo, Audubon Insectarium, Cincinnati Zoo, Bioquip Bugs, Iowa State Insect Zoo, Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, Saint Louis Zoo, I2L Laboratories, Cornell University · Advise the direction of nature documentaries (Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, BBC) · Safely wrangle specimens for film or photography (National Geographic)
- Independent Consultant/Freelance Ecologist at Self Own Business
- On call Biologist at Transcon Environmental
- Field crew supervisor at Solar Biology
- On Call Biologist at Sapphos Environmental
16 years, 6 months at this Job
- B.A. in Environmental Studies - Relevant
Perform site verification and validation of defense related uranium mines (DRUM) under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Energy. Inventory and assess mine sites for physical and environmental hazards. Utilize standardized screening criteria to determine which mines pose the greatest risk to the public and the environment. Collect ecological information from mine sites on the local flora and fauna. Locate and document any rare, threatened, endangered, or special status species present at mine sites. Collect and manage GIS data related to DRUM sites. Compile and write technical reports for each mine based on field observations.
- Ecologist at Navarro Research and Engineering
- Range Technician (Invasive Weeds) at U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- Botany Technician Crew Leader at Sagebrush Advisors
- Botany Technician Crew Leader at Rana Environmental Consulting
1 year, 8 months at this Job
- Masters - Natural Resource Management
- Bachelor's - Biology
Performed field work protocols including instrumentation maintenance and troubleshooting, small
mammal trapping, soil collection beetle trapping, plant identification, tick sampling, mosquito trapping,
electrofishing surveys, and water chemistry.
• Performed laboratory work including plant identification and pressing, beetle identification, sorting and pinning, mosquito identification, and data entry.
• Lead for other field ecologists on some of the protocols listed above.
- Field Ecologist at National Ecological Observatory Network
- GIS Technician at ATMOS
1 year, 8 months at this Job
- BS in Ecology - Ecology
Program manager of the Benthic Ecology Group. Directed and coordinated all activities of the Benthic
Ecology Laboratory, including accounting, shipping, receiving, operations, inventory control, quality control,
safety and environmental activities.
• Supervised and managed 6 people, which included all laboratory and field personnel. Led, coached, trained, and developed subordinate employees.
• Performed filing, faxing, copying, and word processing. Created and maintained multiple Microsoft Excel databases and utilized Microsoft Access databases to manage personnel and scientific data. Reports were generated frequently from these databases to meet data management guidelines.
• Prepared all correspondence, reports, and publications using Microsoft Word. In addition, prepared all necessary documents and data for presentations to employees and upper management. Generated all presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Worked effectively with co-workers and federal and academic scientists and stakeholders
• Planned, managed, executed, evaluated and facilitated field and laboratory programs and operations, including purchasing, organizing, maintaining, and troubleshooting lab and field equipment and supplies and archiving samples
• Developed, established and enforced laboratory protocols to ensure continuity, consistency and safety, as well as develop Job Hazard Analyses for these protocols
• Conducted laboratory and field work, including the collection, preservation, and identification of samples
• Managed and monitored projects from initiation through disseminating publications and final reports, including contracting and procurement, budget, quality assurance and quality control of data, data analysis and synthesis, and writing and editing journal publications.
• Managed multiple aspects of human resources, including the hiring, evaluating, training, and disciplining of all employees.
• Handled complex offshore fieldwork logistics, including transportation, mobilization, and demobilization of heavy gear (e.g., remotely operated vehicles and submersibles, seafloor coring devices), and coordinating research for 20+ scientists.
- Research Ecologist at GS14, United States Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research
- at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
11 years, 11 months at this Job
- Ph.D. - Biological Oceanography
- M.S. - Biological Oceanography
- B.S. - Oceanography
- Senior Ecologist at Atwell
- Project Ecologist at Arcadis
- Senior Project Scientist at Anderson Engineering
- GIS Analyst at Anderson Engineering
2 years at this Job
- Master of Science - Geographic Information Science
- Master of Science - Forestry
- Bachelor of Science - Environmental Biology