Elise Bartelme joined EnviroScience as a plant biologist with a background in plant ecophysiology and botany. While studying at John Carroll University, she received the Huntington-Codrington Foundation Summer Research Fellowship to investigate photosynthetic differences in native and invasive understory shrubs. Elise pursued her passion further by receiving her M.S. in Plant Biology from the University of Georgia. Her research focused on assessing drought resistance of the rare sunflower species, Helianthus porteri, an endemic to granite outcrops located in the Piedmont region of the Southeastern United States. Elise also worked at the Cleveland Metroparks, where she supported key programs in several capacities: by identifying both woody and herbaceous plants across 400 plots, helping establish long-term monitoring for wetland plots, and assisting with herbicide applications.
Contact: EBartelme @ EnviroScienceInc.com