Coastal Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy
BA - Environmental Studies, Eckerd College, 1997
MS - Biological Sciences, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2002
Shelley provides technical and scientific support for conservation initiatives in Northeast Florida for The Nature Conservancy. She collects and manages data on endangered, threatened and special flora and fauna species. She also conducts surveys and research on various grant-funded projects, records and analyzes data, writes project reports and administers the grant. She is responsible for coordinating fieldwork and logistical support for research, project development and monitoring. She delivers biodiversity data, field services and training to other staff members and partners. She presents results from research at professional scientific meetings and has published the results.
"Eckerd provided me with a base knowledge of ecological and biological processes. I also had opportunities to plan and implement experiments within a class setting,which gave me some experience in experimental design set-up and biologicalsampling techniques. My introduction to ArcGIS was invaluable as I have had to use it with increasing frequency since I graduated from Eckerd and now use it extensively in my current job."