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Stephanie Fulton

Question Manager for AQUA-3

U.S. EPA
61 Forsyth Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
phone: 404-562-9413
email: fulton.stephanie@epamail.epa.gov

Current Position: Ecologist, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4 Planning and Analysis Branch, Atlanta, GA.  Member of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Corps.  Provide GIS and analytical support to EPA Programs, Staff, and Managers, as well as other Federal, State, and local agencies, and non-profit organizations.


Education

MS    Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment 1997 (Forest and Landscape Ecology/Remote Sensing)

--       California Technological Institute, 1996. “Processes of Global Change, NASA Earth Science Summer School”

--       University of Michigan Continuing Engineering Education, 1995.  “Synthetic Aperture Radar Technology and Applications Intensive Short Course”.

BS     University of California, 1985 (Forestry and Resource Management)


Employment

Dec. 1997-present Landscape Ecology Consultant, North Carolina State University/USDA Forest Service, Research Triangle Park, NC

Lead a focus group on landscape ecology for the Mid-Atlantic Integrated Assessment (MAIA), a model interagency ecosystem-based monitoring and assessment program.  Responsible for 1) assembling an expert group of landscape ecologists to advise FHM on monitoring forest landscapes and land use at the regional level, 2) organizing a series a workshops to address both current and future landscape-level data and analysis needs, 3) conducting a literature review on the state-of-knowledge of landscape ecology within the MAIA region, 4) analyzing the impacts of landscape change on aquatic systems and wildlife populations, and 5) synthesizing the results for FHM-MAIA’s “State of the Forest” ecological report.

Aug 1995-Aug 1997  Research Assistant, Duke University, Landscape Ecology Lab,  Durham, NC

Analyzed the spectral and spatial characteristics of Landsat TM-derived cover type change trajectories in primary and secondary tropical forest in Acre, Brazil using multitemporal TM data and FRAGSTATS; estimated carbon fluxes resulting from land use change.

May-August 1995 Research Scientist, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (ERIM), Ann Arbor, MI

Pre-processed radar data and researched methods to distinguish between different levels of biomass in moist tropical secondary forest in Nazare, Brazil using SIR-C/X-SAR fully polarimetric radar data.

January-May 1995 Teaching Assistant, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC

Developed and taught labs and gave several lectures for a graduate-level remote sensing course.

Sept. 1991-Jul. 1994 Manager, Image Processing Department, Pacific Meridian Resources, Emeryville, CA

Responsible for all aspects of managing Pacific Meridian's image processing lab in Emeryville: wrote proposals/cost estimates, project management, methods development, training, quality assurance, and field data collection.  Successfully managed over $400,000 in image processing contracts throughout California while supervising GIS/remote sensing teams of up to 20 people.  Projects included California hardwood rangeland monitoring, which included both accuracy assessment and change detection; and change detection in California's Central Valley wetlands.

Aug. 1988-Aug. 1991 Forester/Remote Sensing Analyst, Pacific Meridian Resources, Emeryville, CA

Field data collection for a variety of projects included old growth timber and vegetation type maps produced from satellite data throughout Washington; a timber stocking survey of northern California; and timber harvest plan preparation:  marked trees, ran property lines, inventoried timber, and road layout and inspection.  Research and report preparation for a variety of projects included forest histories for the Round Valley and Fort Bidwell Indian Reservations, California; comparable sales data collection for land and timber appraisals; an economic analysis of California's North Coast; and a study of wood fiber utilization in California.

October 1987-Aug. 1988 Forester/Researcher, Hammon, Jensen, Wallen, and Associates, Oakland, CA

Data collection, research, and report production for a variety of projects including an Environmental Analysis for a private timberland owner in northern California, policy analysis for gypsy moth pest damage control in the eastern United States, a survey on the status of GIS in 52 California counties, and a primer on GIS.

June-Oct. 1987 Environmental Planning Tech., Western Ecological Services Company, Inc. (WESCO) Novato, CA

Research and report production for noise, traffic, public utilities and services, energy, and alternatives analysis for various EIRs/EISs, Initial Studies, and Environmental Assessments.

Nov. 1985-May 1987 Production Coordinator, Western Ecological Services Company, Inc. (WESCO), Novato, CA

Report production and quality control for a 15-person interdisciplinary team of biologists, environmental planners, geologists, and chemists.

Publications

Fulton, Stephanie.  In review.  State of the Forests in the Mid-Atlantic:  Landscape Ecology.  To be published by the United States Forest Service, Forest Health Monitoring Program.

Pacific Meridian Resources.  1994.  California Hardwood Rangeland Monitoring Final Report.  California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Fire and Resource Assessment Program (FRAP), Sacramento, CA.  Co-authored with Kass Green, President.

 

 

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