Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Conservation, Ecological Indicators, Biodiversity Measures, Resource Management

ID: 731352 Colorado, USA

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Expert is trained as a wildlife ecologist with a Ph.D. in wildlife conservation (population genetics) and a master's in zoology (entomology and botany. She has 25+ years of
experience with the National Park Service as a wildlife ecologist and resource management specialist, including working on endangered species (desert tortoise) and critical habitat management.

Expert consulted on developing ecological indicators and assessments for an ecological reserve in Brazil.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1999 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Ecology and Genetics Institution: University of Missouri St. Louis
Year: 1988 Degree: MSc Subject: Zoology Institution: University of Vermont
Year: 1982 Degree: BS Subject: Biology Institution: Northwestern University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Research Scientist Department: Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Working on issues related to sustainability and science. Responsible for generating proposals to agencies such as the National Science Foundation on critical science issues in ecology and sustainability.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1981 to 2008 Employer: National Park Service Title: Ecologist Department:
Multiple locations including Yellowstone National Park (Wildlife Biologist), Grand Teton National Park (Wildlife Biologist) Joshua Tree National Park (Ecologist), Badlands National Park (Ecologist), Texas A&M University (Research Coordinator--federal position).

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1981 to 2007 Agency: National Park Service Role: Ecologist Description: Expert was a wildlife biologist and ecologist for seven national parks, including Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Joshua Tree, and Wrangel St. Elias. She also served as special assistant to the director of the National Park Service

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Ecological Society of America (ESA)
Professional Appointments
Applied Ecology Section Chair, ESA
Medical / Professional
AAAS Fellow in Science and Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State
Publications and Patents Summary
She has 20 publications in peer reviewed and professional journals and two book chapters.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has worked on environmental impact statements and environmental assessments with public meetings associated with both (endangered species-desert tortoise).
Training / Seminars
Train graduate students in science and policy including NEPA and international policy.
Other Relevant Experience
Environmental consulting and earth sciences require a technical background in science and management. Expert has worked for both federal agencies (in the field and at the Washington level) and academia.

Fields of Expertise

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