Brad Bartelme

Aquatic Biologist / Algal Taxonomist

EnviroScience Aquatic Biologist & Algal Taxonomist Brad Bartelme

A valued member of our Laboratory Services team, Brad Bartelme is an aquatic biologist with extensive experience in algal taxonomy and aquatic ecology. He graduated from John Carroll University with two degrees—a B.S. degree in Biology and Environmental Science with a concentration in Chemistry and an M.S. degree in Biology.

Brad’s expertise extends to long-term water quality monitoring, encompassing a wide range of skills and knowledge, including experience in fish and aquatic macroinvertebrate surveys, identification and enumeration of fish, macroinvertebrates, periphyton, and phytoplankton, chlorophyll-a analysis, Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) and toxin analyses, microscopy and microbiology techniques, as well as field sampling methods and techniques.

EnviroScience Aquatic Biologist & Algal Taxonomist Brad BartelmeAdditionally, Brad is a certified Ohio EPA Level 3 Fish expert with proficiency in all methods related to fish sampling, data collection, and research.

Since he started at EnviroScience in 2014, Brad has helped with a multitude of projects—including all five U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS), the National Rivers and Streams Assessment (NRSA), the National Coastal Conditions Assessment (NCCA), the National Wetland Conditions Assessment (NWCA), and the National Lakes Assessment (NLA).

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Few environmental firms in the country retain EnviroScience’s degree of scientific know-how, talent, and capability under one roof. The diverse backgrounds of our biologists, environmental engineers, scientists, and divers enable us to provide comprehensive in-house services and an integrated approach to solving environmental challenges—saving clients time, reducing costs, and ensuring high-quality results.

Our client guarantee is to provide “Excellence in Any Environment,” meaning no matter what we do, we will deliver on our Core Values of respect, client advocacy, quality work, accountability, teamwork, and safety. EnviroScience was created with the concept that we could solve complex problems by empowering great people. This concept still holds true today as our scientists explore the latest environmental legislation and regulations and incorporate the most up-to-date technology to gather and report data.

EnviroScience expertise includes but is not limited to aquatic surveys (including macroinvertebrate surveys and biological assessments); ecological restoration; ecological services (including impact assessments, invasive species control, and water quality monitoring);  emergency response; engineering and compliance services; endangered mussel surveys; laboratory and analysis; stormwater management; threatened and endangered species; and wetlands and streams (including delineation and mitigation). Further, EnviroScience is one of the few biological firms in the country that is a general member of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) and offers full-service commercial diving services.