Each of our biologists has undergone extensive training and obtained certification to advance as leaders in their field. Our biological professionals have completed the 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification and are current on the annual 8-hour refresher courses required to maintain certification. Additionally, our team has trained extensively on the following topics:
Mr. Ted Mullen
M.A. Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara
B.S. Biology, Loyola Marymount University
- The Willow Flycatcher Workshop in San Diego, 1995.
- Desert Tortoise Handling Workshop, 1993.
- Mohave Ground Squirrel Cumulative Human Impact Evaluation Format Workshop sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Game, 1992.
Mr. Cletis England
B.S. Ecology and Systematic Biology, Concentration: Wildlife Biology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
A.S. Biology, Cuesta Community College, San Luis Obispo
- CDFG Botanical Collection Permit 2009-2013
- CDFG Scientific Collection Permit (Pending)
- Passport Saftey Training
- LPS Behavior Based Safety System
- Chevron Operational Excellence
- Adult C.P.R. and First Aid (4-hour course)
- Adult C.P.R. and First Aid (4-hour course) Wilderness First Aid (16-hour course)
Ms. Lauren Brown
B.S. Ecology and Systematic Biology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
- California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM), Riverine and Estuarine Modules (2011), Vernal Pools and Vernal Pool Systems Modules (2012).
- Certificate in Environmental Horticulture, Santa Barbara City College, 1999.
- Jurisdictional Delineation of Wetlands and Waters of the United States, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wetlands Training Institute, 1996.
Read more about our biological team’s professional experience on our About Us page.
Publications and Presentations:
California Invasive Plant Council
- Brown, L.M., T. Mulroy PhD., Karen Green, and Tara Schoenwetter PhD. Leidos, Inc. Carpinteria, Ca. Small-scale grass control experiment in the Woolly-Star Preserve Area (WSPA), San Bernardino, Ca (2014 – Year 5 results). Poster presentation at the California Invasive Plant Council Symposium, Chico, California. October 8-11, 2014.
Ecological Society of America
- Mulroy, T. W., E. B. Mullen, A. Parikh, A Howald, J. A. Gill, L. M. Brown, and W. R. Ferren, Jr. 2012. Twenty years out and counting: Creation and monitoring of dune swale wetlands in coastal Central California. Oral presentation made by Dr. Mulroy at the 2012 National Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland OR. August 6, 2012.
California Native Grasslands Association
- Brown, L. M., T. Klug, T. W. Mulroy, and J. P. Walsh III. 2007. Coastal native grassland surveys in the Ellwood/Naples area near Santa Barbara, California. Presented at the California Native Grasslands Association Annual Meeting, Santa Barbara, California. May 18, 2007.
University of California Santa Barbara
- Mullen, E.B. 1999. Wildlife Monitoring of Created Wetland Habitat at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Presentation for the U.C. Santa Barbara University’s Habitat Restoration Group.
- Mullen, E.B. 1990. The Evolutionary Stability of Signals of White-Crowned Sparrows. Masters thesis, University of California, Santa Barbara.
The Wildlife Society – Western Section
- Mullen, E.B. 1999. Analyzing the Success of Recommended Mitigation and Protection Measures for California Red-legged Frogs and California Tiger Salamanders. The Wildlife Society Western Section Annual Conference.
Vandenberg Air Force Base
- Mullen, E.B. 1995. Wildlife Monitoring of Created Dune Swale Wetlands on the San Antonio Terrace, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Wetland Interagency Workshop on Wetlands.
American Museum of Natural History
- Mullen, E.B. 1993. Survival of Relocated Tortoises: Feasibility of Relocating Tortoises as a Successful Mitigation Tool. Presented at the Conservation, Management, and Restoration of Tortoises and Turtles — An International Conference. American Museum of Natural History, July.
Desert Tortoise Council
- Mullen, E.B. 1993. Health and Condition Index of Relocated Tortoises: Feasibility of Relocating Tortoises as a Successful Mitigation Tool. Symposium Proceedings of the Desert Tortoise Council.
- Ross, P. and E.B. Mullen. 1993. Terrain Use and Movement of Relocated Tortoises: Feasibility of Relocating Tortoises as a Successful Mitigation Tool. Symposium Proceedings of the Desert Tortoise Council.
Volunteer At MRS, we encourage our staff members to volunteer for organizations whose values align with our core mission to promote environmental protection. A selection of some of the outstanding volunteer work our biologists have done in their field follows:
- Ms. Lauren Brown, Senior Botanist, is an active member of the California Native Plant Society San Luis Obispo Chapter and received the Hoover Award in 2008 in recognition of her long-time service. She currently serves as representative to the Restoration Task Force, part of the Dunes Collaborative, which is responsible for making decisions about how to utilize funding for restoration projects in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes.