Dirk Gently

1457 Keithson Avenue • Thousand Oaks, CA 91319 • Cell (650)-799-5544 • dirk.k.gently@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE

A career in ecology actively working to conserve habitat, monitor sensitive species, and better understand the natural processes driving ecosystem dynamics.

 

EDUCATION

California State University Channel Islands,  Environmental Science and Resource Management                          Expected 2017

 

EXPERIENCE

Pacific Institute for Restoration Ecology                                                                               Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

Lead Restoration Technician                                                                                                                                     2014 – Present

  • Characterized aerial and epigeal arthropod communities in various coastal habitats
  • Vegetation monitoring in salt marsh and riparian habitats
  • Assembled plant identification field guide for Southern California salt marsh habitats

Fire Ecology Technician                                                                                                                                                2015

  • Post-fire recovery study
  • Vertebrate movement studies via camera trapping
  • Arthropod community monitored pre- and post-fire

CSUCI ESRM Program                                                                                                                                                         Camarillo, CA

Hydrology Technician                                                                                                                                                     2012

  • Hydrology and stream geomorphology monitoring
  • Baseline hydrological assessments for floodplain study

US Fish & Wildlife Service                                                                                                                                       Sacramento, CA

Recovery Division Intern                                                                                                                                              2013 – Present

  • Researcher/drafter for Speyeria callippe callippe (Callippe Silverspot Butterfly) Recovery Plan
  • Field surveys for Apodemia mormo langei (Lange’s Metalmark Butterfly) at Antioch Dunes NWR
  • Trapping surveys for Reithrodontomys raviventris (Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse) at Don Edwards NWR

USGS/NPS                                                                                                                                                                    Thousand Oaks, CA

Biological Technician                                                                                                                                                              2014

  • Categorized camera trap data for a long term mammal movement study
  • Set and collected camera traps in post-fire mammal monitoring study

CSUCI/OSU/Woodlands Conservancy                                                                                                                  Belle Chasse, LA

Field Technician                                                                                                                                                                2014

  • Bottomland hardwood forest surveys pre- & post-restoration

 

REFERENCES

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