.ecologist.

 (MS in Conservation Ecology, University of Michigan, 2013)

 

+ ecosystem management experience

two years spent as a Natural Resource Technician at a regional park system in southeast Michigan (the Metroparks), where i helped manage 24,000 acres of parkland within 13 different parks around Metro Detroit.

 

snapshots of life as an ecologist:

prescribed fire

prescribed fire

ecosystem assessment

ecosystem assessment

monitoring

vegetative monitoring

invasive species control

invasive species control

wildlife monitoring

wildlife monitoring

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
seed collection

seed collection

wetland restoration

wetland restoration

volunteer workdays

volunteer workdays

 
education + outreach

education + outreach

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Relevant research and writing:

WEEDING TWO MONOCULTURES WITH ONE HOE: HOW EDIBLE LANDSCAPING CAN SIMULTANEOUSLY EASE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AND AMERICA’S OBSESSION WITH THE LAWN

INNOVATIVE SMALL-SCALE AGRICULTURE (ISSA): UTILIZING INTRA-URBAN, PERI-URBAN, AND SUB-URBAN LANDSCAPES TO TRANSITION TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM

COMPARING AN OAK-HICKORY AND NORTHERN HARDWOOD ECOSYSTEM: AN ANALYSIS OF HOW CLIMATE AND PHYSIOGRAPHY INFLUENCE SOIL PROPERTIES AND PROCESSES IN TWO DISTINCT FOREST ECOSYSTEMS IN LOWER MICHIGAN