Staff

Jennifer Rotnem

Jennifer RotnemManaging Director
Center for Water and the Environment
Office: Holt 138
Email: jrotnem@csuchico.edu
Phone: 530-898-5205
Web: http://www.csuchico.edu/cwe

Jennifer Rotnem is the Managing Director for the Center for Water and the Environment. Her role is to oversee the administration and management of CWE. She supports CWE grant proposal development and management of projects. She works to partner the campus with the community on water and environmental issues. She coordinates CWE outreach and publicity. She has been directing the College of Natural Sciences' environmental programs since 1998. During that time the college has been successful with its environmental initiatives in a variety of disciplines including aquatic bioassessment, anadramous fisheries, watershed restoration, water quality, remote sensing, and conservation ecology.

Norma Myers

Norma MyersEnvironmental Projects Manager
Center for Water and the Environment
Office: Holt 140
Email: nmyers@csuchico.edu
Phone: (530) 89 8-5496
Web:www.csuchico.edu/cwe

Norma Myers is the Environmental Projects Manager for the Center for Water and the Environment (CWE). She provides project management for CWE and the Aquatic Bioassessment Lab (ABL), which includes working with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, tracking research proposals through contract/grant award and project completion; she oversees the financial management to insure fiduciary compliance for approximately 20-30 sponsored and internal projects. She develops Bioassessment agreements with off-campus clients for the ABL, and also develops and processes the daily forms and paperwork, i.e. purchase orders, employment forms, check request, independent contract agreements for CWE and ABL. She has over 30 years experience in grant/contract management maintaining the fiduciary integrity of a variety of funded projects. She worked at the University of California, Berkeley for 18 years mainly in the Department of Higher Education and the Department of Physics. Norma worked for the CSU, Chico Research Foundation Sponsored Programs for 19 years and managed environmental projects funded by various Federal, State, and non-profit agencies such as US EPA, CALFED, USFWS, CA Dept. of Fish & Game, and The Nature Conservancy.

RESEARCH STAFF

Dan Pickard

Dan PickardTaxonomist
Chico Aquatic Bioassessment Lab
Office: Holt 233
Email: dpickard@csuchico.edu
Phone: (530)898-4792
Web: http://www.csuchico.edu/cwe/research/abl.shtml

Dan is a Taxonomist with the Aquatic Bioassessment Lab (ABL). Dan has worked with aquatic macroinvertebrates for over 20 years, and joined the ABL in October 2000. He is experienced with macroinvertebrates from across the U.S. with emphasis in western states. Currently, he is involved with the identification of all of the projects of the ABL. He is also developing a digital reference collection for aquatic macroinvertebrates of California. He received a B.A. Biology from University of California, Santa Barbara and M.S. Biology/Aquatic Ecology from the University of Alabama.

Brady Richards

Brady RichardsTaxonomist
Chico Aquatic Bioassessment Lab
Office: Holt 115
Email: arichards@csuchico.edu
Phone: (530)898-4792
Web: http://www.csuchico.edu/cwe/research/abl.shtml

Brady joined the ABL in October of 2001. He has 20 years of experience with aquatic macroinvertebrates from all across the U.S. His taxonomic specialty is with Coleoptera, Heteroptera and Trichoptera. He is currently involved with the identification of a wide range of projects with the ABL, and external QC for other labs in California. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Biology from Arkansas State University.

Joseph Slusark

Joseph SlusarkTaxonomist
Chico Aquatic Bioassessment Lab
Office: Holt 115
Email: jslusark@csuchico.edu
Phone: (530)898-4792
Web: http://www.csuchico.edu/cwe/research/abl.shtml

Joe joined the ABL in 2001. He has over 20 years of macroinvertebrate identification from across the US. His current work includes identification of all ABL projects, and internal QC of other ABL projects. Joe is involved with the development and implementation of bioassessment QA and standardized data reporting efforts for the state of California. Joe is a member of SAFIT’s board of directors and is active in organizing taxonomic workshops and web based taxonomic training sessions for professionals and citizen monitors. His taxonomic expertise is with Ephemeroptera and Chironomidae. He holds a B.S. in Wildlife Science and M.S. in Entomology/Ecology from Penn State University.

John Sandberg

John SandbergTaxonomist
Chico Aquatic Bioassessment Lab
Office: Holt 233
Email: jsandberg@csuchico.edu
Phone: (530)898-4792
Web: http://www.csuchico.edu/cwe/research/abl.shtml

John joined the ABL in 2006. He has over 20 years of macroinvertebrate identification. His current work includes identification of all ABL projects. His taxonomic expertise is with Plecoptera. He has a B.S. in Fisheries and Biology and an M.S. in Natural Resources/Limnology from University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. He also has Ph.D. in Biology/Aquatic Ecology from University of North Texas.

Jennifer York

Jennifer YorkField Biologist
Chico Aquatic Bioassessment Lab
Office: Holt
Email: jyork@ospr.dfg.ca.gov
Phone: (530)898-4875
Web: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/abl/

Jennifer joined the ABL in December 2000. Since then, she has worked on all aspects of probabilistic and targeted field projects for the ABL, including research, leading and managing field crews, reconnaissance and permitting. She received a B.S. in Zoology from CSU, Humboldt.