Environmental Biologist and experienced researcher with expertise in data collection and study. Analytical and detail-oriented.
Regional specialist independently conducting Asian Long-Horned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer ground based visual surveys in eight northeastern Pennsylvania counties.
Implemented PPQ standards which safeguards agriculture and natural resources from risks associated with plant pests to ensure an abundant, high-quality forest canopy.
Employed industry standards effectively collecting forest and insect field data and reporting results in a timely manner.
Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Longhorn Beetle, Sirex Wood wasp and apiarian surveys in Lackawanna County, PA (2008) and 10 northeastern Pennsylvania counties (2009).
Accurately identified plant hosts utilizing a dichotomous key, enabling placement, baiting and monitoring of Lindgren Funnel, sugar bait, IPM Tech panel and purple panel insect traps.
Operated and maintained PDA owned 4x4 pickup truck and Panasonic Toughbook computer with Global Mapper and Microsoft Office software.
Trail maintenance of Keystone College's 160-acre Woodland Campus and Lake Manataka Environmental Field Station, hazardous tree removal and firewood harvest.
Provided field support at Watershed Explorers Workshop performing water quality monitoring of local lakes and streams utilizing Secchi depth, temperature, conductivity, oxygen depth profile, benthic macro invertebrates, taxa richness and fish indices.
Employing methods of electro fishing, seining and kick nets; collection and identification of macrophytes.
Laboratory analysis and documentation of Flammulated Owl prey delivery video, operating video editing equipment. Field data analysis of nest site foraging habits to determine regional insectivorous dietary selection, consumption, prey density and diversity.
Organized insect collections with stereomicroscope, and invertebrate field guide.
Analysis of insect energy content, utilizing caloric centrifuge, to determine caloric requirements of individual nests.
Results provided support of undergraduate independent study at the University of Nevada-Reno and David P. Arsenault's unpublished thesis for the Degree of Masters of Science in Environmental and Natural Resource Science.
Assisted in avian field surveys utilizing research data analysis to determine the condition of the current population of Flammulated Owls in western New Mexico.
Collected nest site and microhabitat forest density measurements with Garmin GPS unit, fiberglass tape, spherical densitometer, clinometer, telescoping pinhole camera and video recording equipment during constant monitoring of survey routes along the Continental Divide, New Mexico.
Participated in broadcast surveys, observed nest site selection, flight patterns, observed and collected foraging rates and prey selection data, used targeted mist nets to capture, band and take blood samples for DNA fingerprinting, observed nest and brood habits and fledgling success.
Keystone College Eco Club
North American Bird Phenology Program
American Red Cross First Aid and CPR training
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Training
Skillful application of bench chemistry in a lab setting by adhering to standard operating procedures.
Ability to analyze and test basic wet and dry chemistry obtaining qualitative and quantitative chemical measurements.
Capacity to follow recipes and formulate mixtures based on manufacturer's specifications.
Keen technical and mechanical ability.
Strong work ethic and the ability to work collaboratively or independently under a variety of challenging conditions.
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