University of San Francisco, Environmental Science Department

Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Classes Taught – Environmental Science and Studies

  • Ecology and Human Impacts and Lab – 2010 to present

  • Understanding Our Environment and Lab – 2010 to present

  • California Ecosystems – Fall 2011, 2012 and 2013

  • Sierra to the Sea: Wilderness Immersion – Summer 2013

Graduate Classes Taught – Masters of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM)

  • California Ecosystems – Fall 2013 and 2014

  • Wetland Delineation I – Fall 2013, Spring 2014 and Spring 2015

  • Wetland Delineation II – Fall 2014

  • Field Botany – Spring 2015

  • Restoration Ecology – Fall 2011

Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University

Wetland Science Instructor

  • Basic Wetland Delineation Training, Lead Instructor- 2007 to 2012 and Botany Instructor – 1996 to 1998

Basic Wetland Delineation Training is a 40-hour training course that focuses on procedures used to delineate wetland boundaries using the 1987 Corps Wetland Delineation Manual (Technical Report Y-87-1) and the Regional Supplement: Arid West Region (2008). The main objective of this training is to provide participants with a comprehensive and hands-on introduction to delineation of jurisdictional wetlands in California. Field demonstrations of proper procedures to identify wetland vegetation, hydric soils, and wetland hydrology indicators will be covered. The course is taught by an interdisciplinary team of experienced instructors.

  • Wetland Restoration Ecology – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012

This is a field based course addressing current topics in ecology and their application to restoration of wetland ecosystems. The class focuses on ecological concepts and experimentation to help guide wetland restoration projects. Topics include establishing goals and objectives, planning and design process overview, establishing a monitoring plan, monitoring and evaluating success, and adaptively managing wetland restoration activities.

  • Wetland Restoration Monitoring Techniques – 2010 and 2011

Wetland Restoration Monitoring Techniques is a one day field course focused on field based tools and techniques to properly monitor wetland restoration projects. This course provides resources and demonstrates methods for monitoring and assessing ecological restoration success. In addition, this course addresses restoration management all with an emphasis on marshes and streams in the SF bay area. This was the first field class that I developed a series of one-day field-based workshops as part of the Wetland Science Series program and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (http://nerrs.noaa.gov/).