Examples of Work:

Flood Risk Analysis - Advanced GIS

I assessed the Flood risk of the nearby Weston's Mill Pond as a term project for an Advanced Environmental Geomatics course. I collected water depth at various GPS points around the pond to calculate current pond depth. I then used LiDAR data to calculate the volume of the pond, and to create rainfall scenarios. While none of the scenarios yielded notable flood risk, I continued with the analysis to find the scenarios needed to cause significant flooding. I then used public parcel data along with these scenarios to come up with a monetary and human risk assessment.

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Woodcock Management Plan - Wildlife Conservation

I wrote a comprehensive management plan for the American woodcock, Scolopax minor, as a term project for a Wildlife Conservation course, . While I wrote the plan, I had the opportunity to help the USGS with woodcock telemetry fitting/tracking in Cape May Courthouse, NJ. As a result, I was able to get first hand knowledge and experience with the species. With the experience and scientific literature online, I constructed indices of population, a population viability analysis, and recovery objectives. From these metrics, I was able to come up with a comprehensive conservation plan for the species that involved hunter education, successional field rotation, and schedules for monitoring.

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Canopy Gap Invasive Management and Restoration Plan

I wrote and began implementation of a management plan for invasive plant management and restoration planting in canopy gaps created by Hurricane Sandy, as a term project for a Principles of Natural Resource Management course. The plan called for planting of native species (arrowwood viburnum and spicebush) as a means of shading out invasive species; also included plans for management of invasive species (Japanese barberry, multiflora rose, and Japanese honeysuckle). I took part in implementing the plan by creating, clearing, and planting 3 sample plots on which the study would take place over the following years of the course.

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