Nate Wintle ______________________________________________________________________________________ EDUCATION__________________________________________________________________________ Bachelor of Science in Biology, Portland State University, June 2007 Master of Science in Biology, Portland State University, June 2010 ______________________________________________________________________________________ WORK EXPERIENCE___________________________________________________________________ R.G. Ford Consulting Biological Consultant Jul. 2010- Aug. 2013 Portland, OR Aerial survey of shorebird and marine mammal populations in the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon Mississippi Canyon-252 Oil Spill. Navigation of twin engine airplane. Drift study technician, utilizing radio telemetry equipment. Carcass identification (Birds and Marine Mammals). Ensured compliance with state and federal regulations during study dates. Worked with a variety both state and federal agencies as well as independent contractors (LDWF, USFW, and Cardno ENTRIX) during all phases of the damage assessment. Database management using excel and dLOG software. Prepared daily and final written reports for the USFW. Colibri Ecological Consulting Ecologist Apr. 2012-Dec. 2012 Fresno, CA Implemented environmental compliance and permitting strategies for a wide range of projects throughout central and southern California. Conducted focused surveys for plants and wildlife. Prepared written reports for private companies, individuals, federal, state, and local agencies. Worked closely with project stakeholders to monitor project progress, and put in place corrective actions when required. Interacted with numerous entities including federal and state agencies (U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife). Ensured compliance with permits, biological opinions, mitigation measures, and conditions of approval. Portland State University Anatomy & Physiology Teaching Assistant Sept. 2007-Jul. 2010 Portland, OR Laboratory instructor. Preparation and dissection of human cadavers and cats. Substantial knowledge of skeletal system and human physiology. Histological identification and slide preparation. Portland State University Marine Stranding Network Stranding Assistant Apr. 2006-Jul. 2010 Portland, OR Marine mammal necropsies (Otariidae, Phocidae, & Mysticeti). Species identification and recovery. Tissue sampling and gross observations. Contaminant analysis (DDT, DDE, DDD, PCB’s, & Methylmercury). Tissue database development (excel & word). USDA Forest Service Summer 2006 & 2008 Forestry Technician Enterprise, OR Trail crew foreman and technician, managed two other technicians. Maintained and constructed wilderness trails using various hand tools, chainsaws, and explosives. Basic map navigation and extensive GPS use. Overnight/weekly camping in the backcountry with pack mules and a team of horses. Public education and interaction. Historic cabin restoration & game enclosure repair. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SKILLS_______________________________________________________________________________ Marine mammal identification and necropsies Sea & shorebird identification Plant identification & curation Analytical analysis of contaminants in marine mammals using both organic and inorganic analytical methods (PCB’s, DDT, DDD, DDE, & methylmercury) Experienced user of computer software (SPSS, excel, word, access, powerpoint) Radio telemetry & GPS Certified wetland delineator Understanding of NEPA, CWA, ESA and CEQA Prepared both field and technical reports in relation to a Habitat Conservation Plan and a National Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA). _____________________________________________________________________________________ AFFILIATIONS_______________________________________________________________________ Oregon Zoo’s California Condor program Audubon Society of Portland San Joaquin Valley Wildlife Society Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry (SETAC) Society for Marine Mammalogy Portland State University Research Associate (Contaminants analysis) Northern Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network Assistant PDX Wildlife, Board Member Society of Wetland Scientists ______________________________________________________________________________________ VOLUNTEERING/INTERNSHIPS_________________________________________________________ PDX Wildlife, Board Member- Nov. 2011 to Current Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Intern- Summer 2009 Portland State University Herbarium, Specimen Curation- Sept. 2005- June 2007 ______________________________________________________________________________________ CONTINUING WORK___________________________________________________________________ Mercury contamination of the Giant Panda in Sichuan, China Faecal steroid analysis for non-invasive monitoring of reproductive status in the Giant Panda Methylmercury monitoring in Antarctic fish (Rockcod & Notothen) ______________________________________________________________________________________ PUBLICATIONS_______________________________________________________________________ Nathan J.P. Wintle, Isaac K. Sleadd, Deke T. Gunderson, Kristina Kohl and Brad Buckley. Total Mercury, Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Organochlorine Pesticides in Six Antarctic Notothenioid Fishes. In review. Nathan J.P. Wintle & Meghan S. Martin. An Analysis of Total Mercury in the Wild Bamboo Species (Bambusa emeiensis) from Ya’an, Sichuan, China, in preparation. Deke T. Gunderson, Deborah Duffield, Tina Randall, Nathan J.P. Wintle, David Shepherdson. Organochlorine Contaminants in blubber samples from stranded marine mammals collected from the Oregon and Washington coasts; implications for re-introducing California condors in Oregon, Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemisty. Nathan J.P. Wintle, Deborah Duffield, Nelio B. Barros, Ronald D. Jones, James M. Rice, Total Mercury in Stranded Marine Mammals from the Oregon and Southern Washington Coasts, Marine Mammal Science vol. 27 no. 4, E268 ______________________________________________________________________________________ PRESENTATIONS______________________________________________________________________ Setac Europe 21st annual meeting, Milan, Italy. A novel approach for reporting concentations of mercury in marine mammals. April 2011 Setac North America 31st annual meeting, Portland, Oregon. Organochlorine concentrations in marine mammals. November 2010. California Condor recovery program, UC Davis, California. PCB’s & DDE in potential Condor food sources. February 2010. Biennial conference for marine mammalogy, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Total mercury in stranded marine mammals from the Oregon and southern Washington coasts. October 2009. Portland State University, Graduate Student Night. An update on mercury in marine mammals from the northern Oregon coast. September 2009.