Course Instructors

Chris O. Yoder

Chris O. Yoder

  • Lead instructor in the Ohio Credible Data Program for Level 2 and 3 Qualified Data Collectors for biological assessment and criteria, fish community assessment, and habitat evaluation.
  • 38 years of experience with national, regional, and state working groups and committees dealing with monitoring and assessment, biological criteria, environmental indicators, temperature criteria, and water quality standards (WQS).

Research Director
Edward T. Rankin

Edward T. Rankin

  • Lead trainer in the Ohio Credible Data Program for Level 2 and 3 Qualified Data Collectors for habitat evaluation.
  • 28 years of experience includes service on national and state working groups dealing with monitoring and assessment, Clean Water Act reporting, National Academy of Sciences, and EPA Science Advisory Board.

Stream Ecologist
John Baird

John Baird

  • 4 years experience as a wetland delineation instructor. 
  • 25 years experience delineating and monitoring wetlands.
  • 15 years experience as a wetland mitigation specialist with emphasis on monitoring mitigation construction.
  • 20 years experience as a botany Instructor.

Wetland Ecologist-Botanist
Martin J. Knapp

Martin J. Knapp

  • Developed the Wetland Invertebrate Community Index (WICI).
  • Participated in Ohio EPA biological assessment and criteria training programs.
  • 32 years of experience includes service on national and state working groups dealing with monitoring and assessment.

Macroinvertebrate Ecologist
Mick Micacchion

Mick Micacchion

  • 14 years of experience as Instructor on wetland assessment and biocriteria training protocols and certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist by the Society of Wetland Scientists.
  • 34 years of natural resources conservation experience service on national, regional, and state working groups focused on wetland monitoring and assessment, biological criteria, environmental indicators, and wetland water quality standards.

Wetland Ecologist
Vickie Gordon

Vickie Gordon

  • Level 3 Qualified Data Collector - Chemical Water Quality Assessment.
  • 13 years of biological and conservation experience, including Fish, Water Quality and Habitat assessments throughout the Midwest.

 

Fish Ecologist
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