Emily Tarsa

Wetland Ecologist

EnviroScience Wetland Ecologist Emily Tarsa, Ph.D.

Joining the Natural Resources team at EnviroScience in 2023, Emily Tarsa, Ph.D., specializes in wetland ecology, wetland restoration, mitigation wetland design, invasive plant species assessments, habitat assessments, GIS analysis, threatened and endangered species surveys, wetland delineation, and 401/404 permitting.

A seasoned professional, Emily earned her Ph.D. at Utah State University. Her research focused on wetland restoration and revegetation techniques, invasive species management in wetlands, and hydrologic influences on native and invasive vegetation in Great Salt Lake wetlands. With over a decade of experience in wetlands research and ecological consulting, Dr. Tarsa has honed her skills in habitat restoration, securing and overseeing large grants, and conducting community outreach and education.

Emily is trained and experienced in a wide variety of ecological and functional surveys, including the North Carolina Stream Assessment Method (NCSAM), North Carolina Wetland Assessment Method (NCWAM), North Carolina Stream Identification Method, streambank repair, wetland design, and NCDOT ESC/stormwater Management Level 1 & 2. She is a member of the Society for Wetland Scientists, the National Association of Wetland Managers, and the Society for Ecological Restoration.

Contact Emily at:  ETarsa @ 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.