DU Ecosystem Services Expertise and Contacts

Contact DU experts in your region

© Rebecca Bodron

Contact us at: ecosystemservices@ducks.org

Staff Expertise:


Natural Climate Solutions

Billy Gascoigne, M.S. – Grassland Carbon Retention and Sequestration, Environmental Markets

Aaron Will – Pacific Coastal Wetland Restoration, Carbon Sequestration

Renee Spenst, Ph.D. – Pacific Coastal Wetland restoration and Sea Level Rise Resiliency

Steve Carroll, P.E. – Pacific Coastal Wetland Restoration

Steve Liske, P.E. – Pacific Coastal Wetland Restoration

Greg Green, M.S. – Pacific Coastal Wetland Restoration

Tim Willis, M.S. – Mississippi River Alluvial Valley Wetland Restoration, Carbon Sequestration

Billy Hill, P.E. - Mississippi River Alluvial Valley Wetland Restoration

Josh Green, M.S., J.D. - Mississippi River Alluvial Valley Forested Wetland Protection

Mike Carloss, M.S. – Gulf Coast Wetland Restorations, Carbon Sequestration

John Hetherwick, P.E. - Gulf Coast Wetland Restorations

Geoffrey Cripe – Atlantic and Upper Midwest Riverine Wetland Protection

Brian Nicholson, P.E., CFM - Great Lakes Wetland Restorations

Carol Ann Walker May, J.D. – Land Protection Instruments

Maggie Joyce Hines, J.D. – Land Protection Instruments


Aquifer Recharge & Water Use Efficiency

Scott Manley, Ph.D. – Rice Agriculture Water Management

Matt Hough, M.S. – Playa Lake Restorations, Ogallala Aquifer Replenishment

Matt Reddy, M.S. – Platte River Water Augmentation

John Denton, M.S. – Rainwater Basin Wetland Restoration

Mitch Messmer, P.E. – Great Plains Wetland Restorations, Water Delivery Systems

Virginia Getz, M.S. – Central Valley Wetland Restoration and Management, ESA

Vince Thompson, P.E. – Western wetland water supply infrastructure efficiency

Brian Heck, P.E. – Intermountain West wetlands restoration and Management

Chris Colson, M.S. – Intermountain West wetlands restoration and aquifer recharge

Michael Baker, P.E. - Great Lakes Wetland Restorations


Water Quality Improvement

Greg Kernonhan, M.S. – Great Plains Wetland Restorations, Environmental Markets

Mike Shannon, M.S. – Iowa Wetland Restorations, Water Quality Improvement

Jason Hill, M.S. – Great Lakes Wetland Restorations, Water Quality Improvement

Russ Terry, M.S. - Great Lakes Wetland Restorations, Water Quality Improvement

Michael Baker, P.E. – Great Lakes Wetland Restorations, Water Quality Improvement

Kerry G. Scott, P.E. – Great Lakes Wetland Restorations, Water Quality Improvement

Jake McPherson, M.S. – Atlantic Coast Wetland Restorations, Water Quality Improvement


Floodwater Storage and Storm Abatement

Mike Sertle, M.S. – Mississippi River Floodplain Restoration

Mark Flashpohler, M.S. – Mississippi River Floodplain Restoration

Thomas Pluemer, P.E. - Mississippi River Floodplain Restoration

Sara Fleming, M.S. – Atlantic Coast Wetland Conservation

Todd Merendino, Ph.D. – Gulf Coast Wetland Restoration, Coastal Resiliency

Taylor Abshier – Gulf Coast Wetland Restoration, Coastal Resiliency

Leslie Suazo - Gulf Coast Wetland Restoration, Coastal Resiliency


Wetland Mitigation

Patrick Raney, Ph.D. – Great Lakes/Atlantic Region Wetland Mitigation

Tami Jameson, P.E. - Great Lakes/Atlantic Region Wetland Mitigation

Justin Williams, M.S. – Great Plains Wetland Mitigation

Mitch Messmer, P.E. – Great Plains Wetland Mitigation

Eric Held, P.E. – Southern Region Wetland Mitigation

April Zohn, M.S. – Pacific Region Wetland Mitigation


Science and Planning

Steve Adair, Ph.D. - Wetland Ecology, Waterfowl Biology

Craig LeSchack, M.S. – Conservation Program Development

Ellen Herbert, Ph.D. – Ecosystem Services Scientist, Wetland Biogeochemistry

Mike Brasher, Ph.D. – Waterfowl Scientist

Dale James, Ph.D. – Waterfowl Biology, Ecosystem Services

Kaylan Kemink, M.S. – Conservation Planning, Population Dynamics

Mark Petrie, Ph.D. – Waterfowl Nutrition, Conservation Planning

John Coluccy, Ph.D. – Waterfowl Habitat Requirements, Population Dynamics

Kyle Kuechle, M.S. – Wetland Biogeochemistry

Robb McLeod, M.S. – Geographic Information Systems, Conservation Planning

Nick Smith, M.S. – Geographic Information Systems, Conservation Planning

Contact us at: ecosystemservices@ducks.org