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Alvin, TX
Posted:
September 30, 2020

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Lauris O. Hollis

P.O. Box ***

Alvin, TX *****

281-***-****

adgjh7@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University 2018. Minor: Wetland Science and Management. Dissertation: ‘The Tensile Root Strength of Emergent Coastal Macrophytes’ (Outstanding Dissertation and Outstanding Graduate Research awards)

Master of Science, Environmental Science, Stephen F. Austin State University 2013. Thesis: ‘Freshwater Mussel Assemblages in the Sabine River Watershed of the Sabine National Forest during an Exceptional Drought in East Texas’

Bachelor Applied Arts and Sciences, Stephen F. Austin State University, 2010 (Natural Resources Management concentration) Magna cum Laude

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Science Policy Fellow, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Gulf of Mexico Research Program. Host Office: Texas General Land Office, La Porte, Texas (8 hours per week) / United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District (32 hours per week). September 2019 to August 2020.

• Assisted the Project Delivery Team as lead author of the monitoring and adaptive management plans for proposed wetland restoration, beach and dune restoration, oyster reef creation, island restoration, and hydrologic restoration projects in the Coastal Texas Feasibility and Environmental Impact Study

• Lead monitoring and adaptive management workshop, Coastal Texas Study state and federal Interagency Team

• Assisted with mitigation planning for wetland and estuarine resources

• Completed 34 credit hours (17 courses) of online training in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process

• Completed 40 hours of ESRI training in ArcGIS Pro (Migrating to ArcGIS Pro, Imagery Analysis in ArcGIS Pro, and Working with LiDAR Data in ArcGIS Pro)

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences,

Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 40 hours per week, May 2018 to August 2019.

• Conducted research on biomechanical properties of emergent coastal wetland macrophytes and generated

new datasets by calculating new biomechanical variables from greenhouse experiments and laboratory testing

• Publication of dissertation research in peer-reviewed journals

• Served as a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists Waters of the U.S. Ad hoc Committee as a technical consultant on wetland science issues pertaining to the 2015 Clean Water Rule

• Completed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers training: Hydric Soils for Wetland Delineation

• Utilized ArcGIS 10 software to locate new potential research sites and analyze impacts of coastal erosion

Doctoral Research Fellow, Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences,

Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 40 hours per week, August 2013 to May 2018.

• Dissertation research of coastal emergent wetland macrophytes

• Collaborative research with post-doctoral fellow of Ruppia maritima (‘Effects of Oil-Contaminated Sediments on Submerged Vegetation: An Experimental Assessment of Ruppia maritima’)

• Conceived, designed, and conducted greenhouse experiments, pilot field studies, and laboratory testing

• Field sampling and identification of trees, grasses, sedges, forbs, and other vegetation

• Utilized ArcGIS 10 software to locate and analyze research sites and plan field sampling

• Supervised one undergraduate assistant

• Served as a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists Waters of the U.S. Ad hoc Committee as a technical consultant on wetland science issues pertaining to the 2015 Clean Water Rule

• Winning design team: Microbial Fuel Cell Challenge, OCS 7165 Biogeochemistry of Wetland Soils

Graduate Student Researcher / Teaching Assistant, Stephen F. Austin State University, College of Forestry and Agriculture, Nacogdoches, Texas. 30 hours per week, September 2010 to May 2013.

• Master of Science thesis research of freshwater mussels in the Sabine National Forest

• Biodiversity monitoring of freshwater fish populations in the Sabine National Forest

• Field identification of trees, grasses, sedges, forbs, and other vegetation

• Supervised three undergraduate assistants

• Teaching Assistant for Ichthyology, Ornithology, and Behavioral Ecology laboratory sections (one semester each)

• Utilized ArcGIS software to locate and perform spatial analysis of research sites and plan field sampling

Undergraduate Research, Stephen F. State University. 20 hours per week, January 2008 to May 2008 (unpaid)

‘An Assessment of the Abundance and Diversity of Aquatic Invertebrates in East Texas Forested Wetlands’

Geographic Information Systems Analyst, Houston-Galveston Area Council, Houston, Texas. 40 hours per

week, October 1999 to August 2004.

• Managed and coordinated data flow for the Rural 911 GIS project (ArcMap 8) for nine rural counties in the Houston-Galveston region

• Converted, edited, and georeferenced U.S. Census TIGER vector data to align with imagery

• Performed address geocoding and editing of point coverages and shapefiles

• Conducted research, development, and design of a Rural 911 GIS geodatabase schema for the nine counties

• Supervised the field acquisition of GIS point data in a global positioning system (GPS) county project

• Wrote and submitted monthly and quarterly progress reports

• Performed liaison duties between the agency and rural county personnel and represented the agency in technical meetings

SKILLS

Veteran, United States Army

Published author in peer-reviewed scientific journals

Technical and scientific project management

Design of experiments and field sampling

Statistical analyses of data

Familiarity with and training in Visual Basic, VBA, VB.NET, SQL

Programming ability in SAS and R statistical software

Proficient in JMP v. 14 statistical software

Proficient in ESRI ArcGIS 10.0 suite (Completed 240 hours of GIS training)

Proficient in global positioning systems software: SOLOField, ArcPAD

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Field delineation and identification of wetland soils of southeastern U.S.

Field identification of terrestrial and wetland trees and plants of southeastern U.S.

Field identification of avian species and ichthyofauna of Texas and Louisiana

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