Bob on LinkedIn
Bob is a consultant and biologist for Southeastern Ecological. He earned an M.S. in Forest Resources and Fisheries from the University of Georgia and an M.S. in Biology from Georgia College & State University. Bob has over eight years of experience with aquatic resources management and biological surveys in the Southeastern United States, including two years of surveying the federally endangered shortnose sturgeon in multiple river systems in Georgia. He has many years of experience in reporting and communicating with state and federal agencies regarding the results of watershed assessments, biological monitoring projects, endangered species surveys and management, and water quality studies.
Hank on LinkedIn
Hank is a classically trained naturalist specializing in aquatic ecology. He earned an M.S. in Biology from Georgia College & State University, where he surveyed the fishes of the Lower Oconee River basin. Hank has over six years of professional experience as a biologist working in the forestry and environmental consulting field. He also has experience in state and federal permitting and has provided project support and technical assistance for restoration projects, mitigation banks, infrastructure, reservoirs, residential developments, and industrial parks/sites.
- Professional Training:
- 38 Hour Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation & Management Training Program. Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. 2009 Certified Wetland Delineator #5705
- Georgia Environmental Protection Division Macroinvertebrate Standard Operating Procedure Workshop. April 2009.
- Georgia Imperiled Fishes Taxonomy Workshop, Coosa & Tennessee Basins. Georgia Museum of Natural History. Brett Albanese. March 2010.
- Land Snail Identification Workshop. Highlands Biological Station. Amy and Wayne Van Devender. May 2010.
- Protected Crayfish of Georgia Workshop. Georgia Department of Transportation. June 2010.
- Level 1. Applied Fluvial Geomorphology. Wildland Hydrology, Inc. - June 2010
- Interagency Consultation for Endangered Species (Section 7) 24 hour Course. DD West. July 2010.
- Hydrophytic Vegetation - Piedmont 16 hour Course. DD West. August 2012.
- Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, Level 1A Certified Storm Water Inspector #0000065236
- NPDES Certified Stormwater Inspector #4388
- Professional Skills:
- Wetland delineation
- Threatened & Endangered Species surveys
- Freshwater fish surveys
- Macroinvertebrate sampling
- Aquatic amphibian, land snail, and reptile inventories and studies
- Stream morphology surveys and habitat classification
- Water quality sampling
- Monitoring of mitigation banks and sites
- Vegetative data collection and identification
- GPS data collection and GIS mapping support
Chris is a consulting associate for Southeastern Ecological and provides technical advice and field assistance for selected projects. He has over 22 years of experience in aquatic resources and earned a master's degree in Fisheries Science and a doctoral degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Tennessee. Chris conducted or participated on nearly 1500 field surveys during this time period. His primary expertise is southeastern fishes, freshwater mussels, crayfishes, and benthic macroinvertebrates, but he also has experience with aquatic snails, reptiles and amphibians, and eastern birds. He has published studies on taxonomy and conservation of fishes and crayfishes and co-authored the Field Guide to the Fishes of the Conasauga River System (2006).