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:
Read more about our biological team’s professional experience on our About Us page.
Publications and Presentations:
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.
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.
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.
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.