Technical skills and certifications


  • Program R, SAS 9, SigmaPlot
  • Hobo Software
  • Geometric morphometrics (tspDig, tspRelw, tspUtil)
  • Radio telemetry
  • Aquatic sampling (backpack and boat electrofishing, netting, seining)
  • Tagging (PIT, floy-tag, dart tag, elastomer tag)
  • Mist netting (birds and bats)
  • Chemical immobilization and wildlife handling
  • Photography (Digital SLR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, Adobe Photoshop CS2)
    • Photo credits: Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, The Wildlife Society, European Journal of Developmental Psychology, Michigan State University International Studies and Programs, and AFS Intercultural Programs.

Tracking adult male American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) with radio telemetry


  • CPR, First Aid, and AED
  • Disaster Emergency Responder
  • DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers
  • PADI Open Water Diver Certification
  • SDI/TDI/ERDI Open Water Diver Certification
  • SDI/TDI/ERDI Advanced Adventure Diver Certification
  • SDI/TDI/ERDI Research Diver Certification
  • SDI/TDI/ERDI Rescue Diver Certification
  • SDI/TDI/ERDI Nitrox Diver Certification
  • Panamanian boat license
  • U.S. Department of the Interior Electrofishing Safety Training
  • Conflict Management for Natural Resource Professionals
  • ATV RiderCourse by ATV Safety Institute
  • National Safety Council Defensive Driving II Training
  • Animal User Certification
  • Hazardous Waste Training
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Infectious Disease Safety
  • Safe Zone Certified
  • Inclusive and Global Classrooms