Phil Mathias Named Marine Services Manager

February 16, 2023

EnviroScience Marine Services Practice Area Manager Phil Mathias

We are excited to name Phil Mathias as the new manager of ES’s Marine Services Practice Area, which focuses on freshwater mussel services, commercial diving, and underwater services. 

Phil has spent seven years as a consultant project manager for ecological work and as key support staff for marine infrastructure and commercial diving projects. He has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (Biology) from the University of Toledo and a Master of Science from Central Michigan University, where he completed his thesis under Dr. David Zanatta on the “Signature of postglacial colonization on contemporary genetic structure and diversity of Quadrula quadrula (Bivalvia: Unionidae)”—a native, widespread freshwater mussel. 

Phil excels at managing large, complex projects such as developing biological assessments, programmatic agreements, and conservation plans for large utilities and DOTs. His expertise in logistics, communication, and agency coordination provides experience-based assistance to both the private and public sectors.

Phil’s experience includes managing multiple field crews and project components, aquatic survey design, mussel surveys and relocations, eastern hellbender surveys, e-DNA, commercial diving support, and environmental commitment monitoring for large utilities. His considerable ecological and management experience, combined with his knowledge of all of EnviroScience’s capabilities, has been a recipe for success. We congratulate Phil on this well-deserved position and are honored to have him on the EnviroScience team.

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 in 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 survey (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.