Lilly Edmond 2018Environmental Scientist

Years of Experience: 6

Education/Training

  • B.A., Environmental Science and Policy, Minor in Coastal Studies, 2011
  • MBSS Summer Sampling Training, 2013, 2018
  • Identification and Taxonomy of Dragonflies, AMAAB 2014
  • Conservation, Ecology and Identification of Mid-Atlantic Crayfishes Workshop, AMAAB 2015
  • Methods of Quantifying Filamentous Periphyton, AMAAB 2017

Registrations

  • SFS Certified Genus-Level Taxonomist, Eastern EPT Taxa, 2015

Highlights of Experience

Lilly has over 6 years of experience performing natural resources analyses in both government and private sectors. Lilly’s responsibilities include sample collection, processing and identification of freshwater and estuarine benthic macroinvertebrates to genus/species level; fish community and aquatic habitat assessments; data analysis; and report preparation. Highlights of Lilly’s experience include:

Field Studies
  • utilizes Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS), Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ) and EPA Rapid Bioassessment protocols to assess aquatic communities
  • benthic macroinvertebrate, fish, herpetofauna, water quality, geomorphic, and aquatic habitat surveys
  • assessment of physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of streams and watersheds
  • maintenance and calibration of water quality monitoring equipment
  • HOBO TidbiT installation/field data collection
  • assists with wetland delineations, forest stand delineations, and tree surveys
  • uses GPS technologies to assist with wetland delineations
Laboratory and Data Analyses
  • identifies freshwater and estuarine benthic macroinvertebrates to species, genus, or family level, depending on the requirements of the project
  • conducts detailed analyses of water quality and biological data, including Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) and Physical Habitat Index (PHI) calculations to determine the overall health of aquatic systems
Document Preparation
  • prepares technical reports for water quality and aquatic biomonitoring projects
  • assists with characterization and impact analysis for water resources in support of NEPA documentation