Yakuta Bhagat, Ph.D. is a senior scientist and technical lead in the ecological services division of EnviroScience with over 15 years of combined experience in academia and consulting. Dr. Bhagat earned her Ph.D. from Trent University, Canada, studying the degree of morphological adaptation and genetic variation in invasive fish species in Portugal and Spain. Her post-doctoral fellowship at Grand Valley State University, Michigan, involved conducting and leading research on fish population modeling, invasive species distribution, and sport fish recruitment dynamics. Dr. Bhagat has over 5 years of experience in environmental consulting. Her principal areas of expertise include water quality and habitat assessments, biological evaluations, environmental and ecological risk assessments, environmental permitting, and toxicological evaluations of sediment, surface water, and groundwater. Dr. Bhagat has led projects internationally in long term biomonitoring and biological indicator development using macroinvertebrate and fish communities for streams, lakes, and freshwater reservoirs. Her technical expertise in statistical analysis and modeling routinely helps clients in evaluating complex data sets, devising treatment and mitigation plans, and developing strategies for meeting compliance with regulatory standards. As a project manager, Dr. Bhagat regularly develops sampling and analysis plans, scopes of work and cost proposals, and manages relationships with clients and regulatory agencies.
Contact: YBhagat @ EnviroScienceInc.com