City, state, country:
Just a bit above Paradise, CA
I have an M.S. in Biology from Arkansas State University. For my thesis, I surveyed the whirligig beetles of Arkansas. Starting in 1993, I have made a living identifying aquatic invertebrates for various water quality and bioassessment projects on regional and national scales. Since 2001, I have been working at the California Fish & Game's Aquatic Bioassessment Laboratory where I serve as the lab's External QC Taxonomist in addition to my "normal" identification duties. I co-authored and help maintain the Southwest Association of Freshwater Invertebrate Taxonomists (SAFIT) Standard Taxonomic Effort (STE) and STE Rules Documents (http://safit.org/ste.html
). Together, these documents help standardize the use of taxonomic names for bioassessment studies conducted in California and surrounding states.
Like all those who perform identifications for aquatic bioassessment studies, I have a broad working knowledge of all aquatic invertebrate taxa. I have special interest in and am working on several research projects involving Coleoptera, and Heteroptera. My hobbies, if you can call them that, include learning the terrestrial Coleoptera and winter stoneflies and....
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