Renowned Botanist and Ecologist Dr. Tim Walters Joins the EnviroScience Team

July 13, 2011

EnviroScience is pleased to welcome Tim Walters, Ph.D., a botanist and ecologist with over 15 years of experience in Midwestern flora and fauna.  Dr. Walters’ experience includes conducting threatened and endangered plant surveys, terrestrial and aquatic plant community surveys, wetland delineation studies, faunal surveys, permitting, mitigation planning, design and monitoring.  For the past ten years, he has been considered one of the most respected botanists in the region.  Dr. Walters has performed wetland delineation studies, functional assessments, rare plant surveys and community ecology assessments on some of the most rare and diverse areas of Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.  He has also completed several fully vouchered floral and community surveys of natural areas and provided management recommendations for several park districts and conservation agencies.  This has included the collection and submission of over 11,000 plant specimens for permanent curation to university and museum herbaria.

Dr. Walters also has experience in monitoring bird, fish and amphibian communities.  Though his doctoral research was primarily in botany, his undergraduate and master’s coursework focused on herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy and wildlife biology.

Dr. Walters is experienced in coordinating with state (Ohio, Indiana and Michigan) and federal (USFWS and USACE) agencies and their evaluation methods (FQI, FQAI, ORAM, VIBI, AmphIBI, HHEI, QHEI).  He maintains many connections in the Toledo area and has been working with the Maumee RAP on many several large scale watershed improvements.   Through this work, his consulting has become a preferred resource for the Ohio EPA and the USACE on many of their projects.

EnviroScience is pleased to welcome Dr. Walters as a valuable addition to its staff.