Hydrologist and Regulatory Scientist. See my about me page (http://about.me/lori.carpenter).
Hydrogeologist & Professional Wetland Scientist. I oversee scientific studies with respect to hydrologic resources, environmental permitting, regulatory compliance, habitat restoration and risk determinations on projects in the western US, Mexico, Haiti, Vietnam, and India. I oversee all stages of a project from initial due-diligence, procuring necessary permits, plans for project development, field implementation, analytical and numerical models, GIS/remote sensing, project quality assurance and final monitoring and closure requirements with respect to local, state and federal requirements.
Current interests are related to utilizing large data sets for landscape level models related to T&E species listing(s) and the impacts to industry. Current research/methodology about the true cost of listing, or not, listing a species and habitat restoration is poorly understood given climate change uncertainties. Landscape level models coupled with new robotics technology could reduce uncertainty and achieve large scale cost effective habitat restoration.
I live in Reno, Nevada with a large family of seven children (both domestic and imported).