ESS Welcomes Two New Scientists to the Team
ESS is pleased to welcome two new scientists to the Ecological Science & Environmental Permitting (EEP) team. Our two new scientists have backgrounds in wildlife assessments, regulatory compliance, and terrestrial ecology.
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Jason Ringler, PWS, CWB® – Senior Scientist
Jason has joined ESS as a Senior Scientist. Jason is a Certified Wetland Biologist and Professional Wetland Scientist with more than 17 years of experience in wildlife assessments, environmental compliance monitoring, and wetland and terrestrial ecology. Jason has conducted extensive small mammal trapping and amphibian (pitfall) trapping. His field research experience also includes Atlantic flyway waterfowl and shorebird surveys, bird point counts, eelgrass surveys, and shellfish surveys. Additionally, Jason is a Federal Aviation Administration Qualified Airport Wildlife Biologist who has completed wildlife hazard assessments and wildlife hazard management plans for airports in the eastern United States.
Jason has supported a wide range of projects for federal, state, and private sector clients. One of Jason’s recent publications includes an article in the December 2015 Issue of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section News, and he was a member of the Technical Review Committee, which rewrote the Rhode Island Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook, which was last revised in 1989. Jason holds a BS in Wildlife Biology & Management from the University of Rhode Island.
Jessica Lajoie – Environmental Scientist
Jessica returns to ESS as an Environmental Scientist in our Ecological Services & Environmental Permitting group. While previously with ESS, Jessica contributed to research and technical reports and conducted benthic analyses and fieldwork for a variety of projects such as the Cape Wind Renewable Energy Project. She joins ESS from Triumvirate Environmental, where she was an Environmental Specialist providing waste management and regulatory compliance services, including audits, inspection, and chemical inventories.
Jessica’s previous experience includes an internship with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama, where she performed various biomonitoring and data sampling tasks. She also participated in biological surveys in the Sandy Hook Bay marine community, where she collected and identified larval fish species during an internship with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Jessica holds a BS in Biology with a certificate in Coastal and Marine Sciences from the University of Massachusetts.