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RESEARCH INTERESTS

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

Iowa State University, College of Design, Ames, Iowa. Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In Progress. GPA: 3.68

Final Project: Remote sensing for primate conservation: Interactions between savanna chimpanzees and multi-scale mining land cover change (2006-2013) in Sénégal. Advisor: Dr. Jill Pruetz
Prezi Presentation
Esri Story Map

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 equivalent to a second minor in Business Management from the Anderson School of Management.

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

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Tomer, M. D., D. E. James, and C. M. J. Sandoval-Green. 2017. Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework: 3. Land Use and Field Boundary Database Development and Structure. Journal of Environmental Quality 46:676-686. Supplement.

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.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Small Business Owner, ByClaudette.com, Ames, Iowa. Contract work for Conservation GIS, Web Development ... and occasionally Domestic Animal Care.

Assistant Scientist, GIS Database Development Specialist, Iowa State University, Agronomy and Biosystems Engineering, Ames, Iowa, under the direction of Dr. Brian Gelder, and collaborating scientists Mr. David E. James, and Dr. Mark D. Tomers at the USDA-ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment.


Project
Responsibilities
  • Managed GIS data for development, expansion and maintenance of the ACPF and DEP database.

  • Supervised and trained hourly undergraduates.

  • Analyze ACPF and DEP inputs and outputs for process improvement.

  • Design and carry out research experiments that support program goals.

GIS Specialist, Iowa State University, Agronomy and Biosystems Engineering, Ames, Iowa, under the direction of Dr. Brian Gelder, and collaborating scientist Mr. David E. James at USDA-ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment.


Project
Responsibilities
  • Supervised and trained hourly undergraduates.

  • Implemented GIS and remote sensing procedures and training materials for DEP and ACPF.

  • Developed new GIS and remote sensing procedures and training materials as these projects expanded to other states.

GIS Technician, Iowa State University, Agronomy and Biosystems Engineering, Ames, Iowa, under the direction of Dr. Brian Gelder.


Project
Responsibilities
  • Downloaded ~11,650 satellite images for the state of Iowa from 2000 to 2015 from the USGS EarthExplorer platform.

  • Contributed to Python and ArcGIS tool design to bulk process inventoried Landsat data.

  • Composed EarthExplorer and Python Tool use manual to allow students to bulk download, unpack, create RGB, NDTI, NDVI, and categorize Landsat imagery.

GIS Technician, Iowa State University Extension and the American Planning Association (APA), Ames, Iowa, under the direction of Dr. Monica Haddad.


Project
Responsibilities
  • Working with a team of three GIS technicians.
  • GIS tutorial development and training.
  • GIS workshop assistance and troubleshooting.

GIS Research Assistant, Iowa State University, College of Design, Community and Regional Planning and DuPont, Ames, Iowa, under the direction of Dr. Monica Haddad and Dr. Shannon Thol.


Project
Responsibilities


Analyses based on the methodology
described in this publication:

Haddad, M. A., Anderson, P. F. 2008. A GIS methodology to identify potential corn stover collection locations. Biomass and Bioenergy 32: 1097-1108.


  • Working with a team of three GIS research assistants locally and one GIS analyst remotely.

  • Implemented a GIS soil analysis through weighted overlay automation modeling using an Agronomic Productivity Potential Model (APPM).

  • Data preparation, analyses, and management.

  • Utilized Network Analyst for site suitability modeling, and geodatabase development for these data.

  • Composed project phase reports and ~173 data driven map creations for in-house publication.

Water Quality 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.

Wildlife Biology 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
  • Communicating with private landowners.
  • Mist netting (songbirds).
  • H. B. Sherman traps (small mammals).
  • Cloaca/rectal sampling.
  • Avian and small mammal identification.
  • Peer reviewed publication produced.

Wildlife Biology 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

Association between agricultural land use and West Nile virus antibody prevalence in Iowa birds.

Efficacy of wildlife rehabilitation centers in surveillance and monitoring of pathogen activity:
A case study with West Nile virus.

  • Communicating with private landowners.
  • Mist netting (songbirds).
  • Blood sampling (brachial vein).
  • Record keeping and sample processing.
  • Avian identification, 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 was my original design from concept to completion.
July 2008 to June 2015.
Web Site
(UN & PW: ICFWRU)

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 was my original design from concept to completion. Web Site (UN and PW: MEEC)

Small 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


Avians (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.

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.
  • Peer reviewed publication produced.

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


Domestic Animals

  • 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

GeoMentoring
GeoMentoring for Girl Scouts of America
Raising Readers in Story County Little Free Libraries A Little Free Library
Story Map Produced by Girl Scout Troop 18 (in progress).


Awards

Awarded Iowa Geographic Information Council's Esri User Conference Full Pass for 2016 and 2017.
– $1,295 x 2.

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.



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


Research (*) Posters and (**) Presentations
*2017 Esri User Conference:
Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework: Land Use and Field Boundary Development

*2016 Esri User Conference:
The Daily Erosion Project: Engaging Farmers, Scientists, and Other Stakeholders in Soil & Water Conservation and Beyond ...

Remote Sensing for Primate Conservation: Interactions Between Savanna Chimpanzees and Multi-scale Mining Land Cover and Land Use Changes in Senegal

*Participation in IowaView - AmericaView Consortium poster presentation with Dr. Brian Gelder: A Python Tool to Unpack, Create and Categorize Landsat Imagery.

**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.


Professional Course Work and
Skills of Interest

ArcGIS 10.5.1
ArcGIS Pro
QGIS
ERDAS IMAGINE
Python
Adobe Master Collection
Presentation Design

Animal Restraint & Handling
Mist Netting
Radio Telemetry
Trail Cameras
Trimble GeoExplorer XT





CRP 551 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
(Grade: A-)

CRP 552 Geographic Data Management and Planning Analysis
(Grade: A-)

CRP 556 GIS Programming and Automation
(Grade: A)

NREM 546 Integrating GIS and GPS
(Grade: A)

CRP 558 Web Mapping and GIS
(Grade: A)

CRP 554 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing (Grade: A)

NREM 345 Natural Resource Photogrammetry and GIS
(Grade: B)

ENG 509 Grant and Proposal Writing
(Grade: A-)

ENGL 478 Document Design
(Grade: A-)

ENGL 417 Editing
(Grade: B)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP



Claudette M. J. Sandoval-Green

American Association of Zoo Keepers
Animal Behavior Society
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
Society for Conservation GIS
The Wildlife Society



 

 

Updated: September 2017
Professional CV available by request: email.


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