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Environmental Scientist

Years of Experience: 5

Education/Training

  • M.S., Biology, 2014
  • B.S., Biology, 2007
  • Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) Benthic Sampling, 2014
  • MBSS Fish Sampling, 2014
  • Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Taxonomy Training, 2014
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Training, 2013

Registrations/Certifications

  • SFSTCP Family Level Taxonomist for Aquatic Invertebrates, 2017
  • MBSS Benthic Macroinvertebrate Sampling Certified, 2015
  • MBSS Benthic Macroinvertebrate Processing and Subsampling, 2015
  • MBSS Fish Crew Leader Certified, 2015
  • MBSS Fish Taxonomist Certified, 2015

Highlights of Experience

Adam is an Environmental Scientist who performs natural resources analyses and assists senior staff in a variety of field studies. His experience includes field studies, laboratory identification of benthic macroinvertebrates, document preparation and assessment of aquatic environments. He is proficient in GIS and uses it to create maps to support environmental documentation and to analyze and display long-term water quality data. Highlights of Adam’s experience include:

Field Studies

Performs a wide variety of field studies including:

  • benthic macroinvertebrate, fish, water quality, and aquatic habitat surveys
  • performs standard physical, chemical, and biological monitoring techniques needed to assess stream and watershed responses to management

Assists Senior Scientist in field studies including:

  • wetland delineations, forest stand delineations, and rare plant and animal surveys
Water Quality and Biological Monitoring

Performs aquatic macroinvertebrate and fish identification:

  • identifies benthic macroinvertebrates to the family, genus, or species level, depending on the requirements of the project
  • utilizes Maryland Biological Stream Survey’s (MBSS) and EPA RBP protocols to assess aquatic communities
  • conducts detailed analysis of water quality and biological data, including Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) and Physical Habitat Index (PHI) calculations to determine the overall health of an aquatic community prepares and assists in developing biologic monitoring protocols and analysis tools to assess stream restoration effect on aquatic biota
  • responsible for data management of large monitoring data sets
Document Preparation
  • provides water quality analysis on multiyear data to clients, regulatory agencies, and partnering firms, utilizes GIS to support environmental documentation and to analyze and display long-term water quality data on various platforms
  • compiles and researches environmental data for technical reports, and assists senior staff with Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments and Small Watershed Action Plans
  • prepares technical documents including water quality and biomonitoring reports