Michael Liptak

Senior Ecologist

EnviroScience Senior Ecologist Michael Liptak, Ph.D.A key member of the ecological survey team at EnviroScience since 2004, Michael Liptak specializes in rare plant surveys, wetlands ecology, wetland restoration, and mitigation wetland design.

Dr. Liptak earned his Ph.D. at Ohio State University under the noted wetland ecologist Dr. William Mitsch and completed his graduate research on the created wetlands at the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park in Columbus. He has decades of experience in wetlands research and ecological consulting and is a Certified Senior Ecologist (Ecological Society of America). 

Michael’s main responsibilities at EnviroScience include rare plant surveys, wetland restoration planning, wetland assessments and delineations, technical report preparation, and permitting. His experience includes preparing mitigation plans for many different projects, including wetland creation, restoration, and enhancement, as well as upland restoration and prairie planting plans. 

Dr. Liptak has extensive experience with terrestrial, aquatic, and wetland surveys for projects of all sizes. He is a pre-qualified consultant certified to complete aquatic and terrestrial ecological surveys, wetland delineations, waterways permitting, and wetland mitigation design for Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) projects. Michael is a member of the Society of Wetlands Scientists and the Ecological Society of America, and he regularly gives seminars on ecological issues and regulations within the state of Ohio.

Contact Dr. Liptak at:  MLiptak @ EnviroScienceinc.com

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.