Mike deMoulpied


EnviroScience Malacologist Mike deMoulpiedMike deMoulpied, MS, has been a dedicated Malacologist and esteemed member of EnviroScience since his arrival in September 2023. His focus lies in conducting freshwater mussel surveys, stream assessments, permit preparation, and technical report writing, showcasing his unwavering commitment to his field.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Technology in Fisheries and Aquaculture from SUNY Cobleskill and his GIS Certificate and Master of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University. During his undergraduate studies, he conducted research investigating freshwater mussel communities’ response to changes in flow regimes over a 30-year period in the Neversink River in Southeastern New York.

While attending SUNY Cobleskill, Mike worked as a field assistant with the U.S. Geological Survey in Troy, New York. His time with the agency gave him the opportunity to develop many technical field skills, including stream discharge measurements following USGS protocols and various fisheries techniques such as electrofishing, benthic trawling, and eDNA assays.

Prior to working at EnviroScience, Mike was a graduate research assistant with the Texas A&M Freshwater Mussel Lab in Dallas, Texas. His thesis broadly focused on freshwater mussel conservation in Texas, with individual projects centered around biogeography, growth and longevity, and life history. He also oversaw and developed a conceptual framework to assess the NatureServe conservation rankings of Texas mussels. The framework aimed to reduce professional biases typically associated with data-deficient species status assessments by leveraging publicly available spatial data to quantify various indices that contribute to species rankings.

Despite the lack of fieldwork for his thesis, Mike obtained a great deal of freshwater mussel field experience throughout his time in Texas by assisting with ongoing lab and agency field surveys. Mike is an Approved Mussel Surveyor for Groups 1 and 3 Streams in Ohio and West Virginia. He has also attended the Texas Mussel and Fish ID workshops.

Mike holds a life-long passion for the outdoors, where his favorite activities are fly fishing, gardening, and upland bird hunting. When he is not outdoors, Mike enjoys cooking meals for friends and family.

Contact Mike at:  MdeMoulpied @ EnviroScienceinc.com

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