Research Interests

Field studies and interdisciplinary research in behavioral ecology, wildlife disease, captive propagation and rehabilitation, adaptive wildlife management, zoo biology, and advanced geospatial technology -- combined to collaborate and advocate for the consolidation of an otherwise fragmented knowledge base that comprises the discipline reintroduction biology. My interest is broad and synergistic; revisiting past and current reintroduction successes and failures to modify and contemporize future reintroduction methods and outcomes for threatened and endangered species.

Primer:

Seddon, P.J., Armstrong, D.P., Maloney, R.F. 2007. Developing the Science of Reintroduction Biology. Conservation Biology 21: 303-312.

Armstrong, D.P., Seddon, P.J., 2008. Directions in reintroduction biology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23: 20-25.

Ewen, J.G., Armstrong, D.P., Parker, K.A., Seddon, P.J. 2012. Reintroduction Biology: Integrating Science and Management. Oxford (UK): Wiley-Blackwell.

Education

Iowa State University, College of Design, Ames, Iowa. Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - in progress.

Iowa State University, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Ames, Iowa. Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Animal Ecology, emphasis in Wildlife Management.

University of New Mexico, Department of Biology, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology, emphasis in Ethology, minor in Professional Writing and extended coursework in Business Management at Anderson School of Management.

Santa Fe College, Santa Fe Teaching Zoo, Gainesville, Florida. Degree:  Associate of Science in Zoo Animal Technology.

Professional Experience
Part-time Business Owner, ByClaudette.com, Ames, Iowa. Wildlife specialist, writer, web site development, wildlife rehabilitator, domestic animal care, and Ph.D. 'support unit' while surviving Ames, Iowa.



Field Technician, Iowa State University, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Lab of Dr. John Downing, Ames, Iowa, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Filstrup and Mr. Daniel Kendall.


Project
Responsibilities
  • Communicating with boaters.
  • Various water sample collections and field observations.
  • Traveling to ~16 lake sites throughout Iowa.

 

Field Technician, Iowa State University, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Lab of Dr. Julie Blanchong, Ames, Iowa, under the direction of Dr. Julie Blanchong.


Project
Responsibilities
Ecology of Campylobacter in
wildlife species in Iowa.
  • Communicating with private landowners.
  • Mist netting (songbirds).
  • H.B. Sherman traps (small mammals).
  • Cloaca/rectal sampling.
  • Avian and small mammal indentification.

 

Field Technician, Iowa State University, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Lab of Dr. Julie Blanchong, Ames, Iowa, under the direction of Mrs. Natalie Randall, Master’s Degree Candidate.


Project
Responsibilities

Potential use of wildlife rehabilitation centers
as disease surveillance.

Occurrence of West Nile virus in songbirds across land use gradients.

  • Communicating with private landowners.
  • Mist netting (songbirds).
  • Blood sampling (brachial vein).
  • Record keeping and sample processing.
  • Avian indentification, aging, sexing.

 

Web Site Development, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Under the direction of Mr. John Burnett and Mr. Christian Charbonneaux, Student Services Specialist and System Support Specialist respectfully.

Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Under the direction of Dr. David Otis, Unit Leader, The Unit web site is my original design from concept to completion.
Web Site

Fisheries Extension and North Central Regional Aquaculture Center
Under the direction of Mr. Richard Clayton and Dr. Joe Morris, Fisheries Extension Specialists.

Forestry Extension
Under the direction of Dr. Jesse Randall, Forestry Extension Specialist.
Web Site

Graduate Research in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology (GREBE)
Under the direction of Mr. Erik Otarola-Castillo, Ph.D. Candidate and Social Chair, The 2010 Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference web site is my original design from concept to completion. Web Site (username & password: MEEC)


Business Owner, Animal World Pet Sitting, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico. Serviced over 500 households in the Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area.

Species

Responsibilities

Domestics
Exotics

  • In-home animal care.
  • Interviewing potential clients.
  • Goodwill in the community.
  • Operations.
  • Scheduling.
  • Accounting.
  • Marketing and web site development.


Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator, Seasonal Wildlife Clinic Manager, and Member of the Board of Directors, Wildlife Rescue, Inc., of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Species

Responsibilities

Avian (140)
Mammals (30)
Reptiles (22)

  • Wildlife specialist.
  • Animal acquisitions, evaluations, banding and release.
  • Captive animal care and nutrition.
  • Clinic staff management.
  • Volunteer training.
  • Responding to public inquiries.
  • Generating donations.
  • Web site development and administrator. Web Site

 

Animal Behavior Lab Assistant and Husbandry, University of New Mexico, Biology Department, Lab of Dr. Astrid Kodric-Brown, Albuquerque, New Mexico, under the direction of Mr. Jonathan Rosenfield, Ph.D. Candidate.


Species
Responsibilities

Cyprinodon pecosensis
Cyprinodon variegatus

  • Various female-choice trials.
  • Aquaculture ~ 2,000 individuals.

 

Animal Behavior Lab Assistant and Husbandry, University of New Mexico, Biology Department, Lab of Dr. Astrid Kodric-Brown, under the direction of Dr. Astrid Kodric-Brown and Mr. Dan Albrecht, Ph.D. Candidate, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Species
Responsibilities

Poecilia reticulata
Cyprinodon maya
Cyprinodon beltrani
Cyprinodon labiosus
Cyprinodon elegans
Betta splendens

  • Various female-choice trials; live and animated.
  • Digitizing and imaging.
  • Independent research project.
  • Statistics; oral and written interpretation.
  • Aquaculture ~1,500 individuals.

 

Veterinary Technician, North Valley Small Animal Clinic, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Species
Responsibilities

Domestics

  • Assist with physical examinations and immunizations.
  • Restraint and handling.
  • Anesthesia prep and monitor.
  • Surgery prep and assistance.
  • Radiology.
  • Dental.
  • In-house lab work results.
  • Drug and supplies inventory and ordering.

 

Head Keeper, Assistant to the General Curator, and Acting Veterinary Technician, The Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida - when the park was accredited by AZA.


Species
Responsibilities

Avians (107)
Primates (22)
Reptiles (13)
Felids (5)
Hoofstock (28)

  • Captive management.
  • Head keeper - cats and primates.
  • Cross-trained in all departments.
  • Animal care staff scheduling and reporting.
  • Responsible for immobilization drugs, capture equipment, and keeper safety.
  • Tagging procedures.
  • Quarantine procedures.
  • Animal nutrition and preventative care.
  • Handraising protocols.
Diversity & Accomplishments

STUDENT RESEARCH (*) POSTERS AND (**) PRESENTATIONS
**How do female Betta splendens respond to males with modified fins? Southwestern Association of Biologists. Abiqui, New Mexico.


499-Independent Study: Gastropod Shell Distribution and Factors Affecting their Utilization by Marine Hermit Crabs in Bahia Kino, Sonora, Mexico; one of two undergraduate students allowed to participate in Biology 515, with distinguished professors Dr. Astrid Kodric-Brown and Dr. James H. Brown.

*Independent Research Project: How do female Betta splendens respond to live males and video animations with modified fins? Animal Behavior Society. Carbondale, Illinois.

**Research Opportunity Program for Minorities (ROP): Female mating preferences and the combined complex signals of male secondary sex traits and courtship behaviors in Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens). Research Opportunity Program Colloquium. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

*499-Independent Study: Determining female mate-choice when females are given the choice between various fin-shape characteristics in Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens). Research Day. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Awards

Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow (CLfT), representing Iowa State University
– 4 day professional development program - all expenses paid. PHOTOS
Undergraduate Conference Award Program (UCAP), University of New Mexico
– $585.00.
Research Opportunity Program for Minorities (ROP), University of New Mexico
– $2500.00.



Peer Reviewed Publications

Sippy, R., Sandoval-Green, C.M.J., Plummer, P., Fairbanks, S., Zhang, Q., Blanchong, J.A. 2012. Occurrence and molecular analysis of Campylobacter in wildlife on Iowa livestock farms. Veterinary Microbiology 157: 369-375.

Rosenfield, J.A., Nolasco, S. Lindauer, S., Sandoval, C., Kodric-Brown, A. 2004. The role of hybrid vigor in the replacement of Pecos pupfish by its hybrid with Sheephead minnow. Conservation Biology 18:1589-1598.


Internships

Zoo Keeper Exchange, Duke Lemur Center (Duke University Primate Research Center) , Durham, North Carolina; training in prosimian husbandry and captive management.


Classical Horsemanship, Greathouse Farm & Equestrian Center, Gainesville, Florida; training in horse care, training methods, safety and stable management, and dressage.


Certifications

Illinois Hunter Safety Education

Course Work and Skills of Interest

Ornithology
Aviculture
Conservation Biology
Wildlife Disease
Wildlife Ecology & Management
Plant Ecology
Plant Systematics
509 Grant Writing - Dr. Richard C. Freed
Editing
Document Design
Photogrammetry & GIS

Restraint & Handling
Mist Netting
Radio Telemetry
Trail Cameras
Trimble GeoExplorer XT
ArcGIS 10.1
Python 2.6
Adobe Master Collection
Presentation Design

Professional Membership



Claudette M.J. Sandoval-Green

American Association of Zoo Keepers
Animal Behavior Society
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
Iowa Ornithologists’ Union
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
The Wildlife Society

  • Iowa Chapter
  • New Mexico Chapter










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