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Jennifer McClain-Counts


Email Address: jpcounts522@gmail.com
Address: 7920 NW 71st St
City: Gainesville
State/Providence: FL
Zip Code: 32653
Country: USA
Phone Number: 910.200.6681
Date Posted: 9/20/2017

Objective

Obtain a position in Wilmington, NC working as a biologist or ecologist.

Education

I received an MS in Marine Science (2010) and BS in Marine Biology (2006) from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Experience

Since 2011 I have been employed as a biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey Wetland and Aquatic Research Center. I manage the benthic ecology laboratory, which includes purchasing, organizing, maintaining, manufacturing, and troubleshooting lab and field equipment and supplies, supervising and training personnel, archiving samples, and holding bimonthly meetings. I handle all fieldwork logistics, which includes numerous offshore research expeditions and work in mangrove habitats, as well as collect and process samples (sediments, flora, fauna, oceanographic data). I manage multiple data sets for a variety of projects, which includes creating and maintaining databases, conduct quality assurance and control of the data, and assisting with analyses. My background is in stable isotope ecology, which has resulted in some publications. I have the following computer skills: ArcGIS, MS Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Photo Shop, Adobe Acrobat, JMPIN, Sigma Stat, Sigma Plot, Seabird data-processing software programs, HOBOware software, PRIMER-E, IsoSource, EndNote, UNISENSE SensorTrace Logger software, R software, proficient with PC and Macintosh computers I have the following trainings/certifications: Transportation Work Identification Credentials (TWIC) card (expires June 2022), PADI Open Water Diver, Motorboat Operator Certification Course, CPR and First Aid, Remote first aid, Forklift Operations, DOT Hazard Materials Training (expires 2018), Transportation of Dangerous Good in Compliance with IATA Regulations (expires 2019), Over the Water Safety Training, Defensive driving including trailering I have experience with the following equipment: Otter trawl, Tucker trawl, plankton net, benthic skimmer, fish traps, Conductivity Temperature Depth Profiler (CTD) with and without niskin bottles, multicorer, box core, monocorer, push cores, core extruder, Ekman sampler, YSI, refractometer, eh probe, pH sensor, rod surface elevation tables (rSET), UNISENSE redox microsensors, isotope ratio mass spectrometer, elemental analyzer, GPS, Onset HOBO data loggers, fluorometer, light meters, Mettler microbalance, lab balance, microscope (compound and stereo), desiccators, Canon DSLR camera, GoPro camera, table saw, drill press, PVC cutter, basic power tools, convection oven, muffle furnace, stirring plate, vacuum pump, transect tape, mini McCulley soil corer

Publications

Demopoulos, A.W.J., McClain-Counts, J.P., Ross, S.W., Brooke, S., and Mienis, F. 2017. Food-web dynamics and isotopic niches in deep-sea communities residing in a submarine canyon and on the adjacent canyon slope. Marine Ecology Progress Series 578: 19-33. McClain-Counts, J.P., Demopoulos A.W.J., and S.W. Ross. 2017. Trophic structure of mesopelagic fishes in the Gulf of Mexico revealed by gut content and stable isotope analyses. Marine Ecology 38: e12449. Cordes, E.E., Auscavitch, S., Baums, I.B., Fisher, C.R., Girard, F., Gomez, C., McClain-Counts, J.P., Mendlovitz, H.P., Saunders, M., Smith, S., Vohsen, S., and Weinheimer A. 2016. ECOGIG: Viewing the effects of oil spills on deep-sea corals through the lenses of natural hydrocarbon seeps and long time series. Oceanography 29: 28-29. Choy, C.A., Davison, P.C., Drazen, J.C., Flynn, A. Gier, E.J., Hoffman, J.C., McClain-Counts, J.P., Miller, T.W., Popp, B.N., Ross, S.W., and Sutton T.T. 2012. Global trophic position comparison of two dominant mesopelagic fish families (Myctophidae, Stomiidae) using amino acid nitrogen isotopic analyses. PLoS ONE 7: 1-8. McClain-Counts, J.P. and Demopoulos, A.W.J. 2012. Connectivity of tropical marine ecosystems—An overview of interdisciplinary research to understand biodiversity and trophic relationships in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3016, 2 p. Ross, S.W., Demopoulos, A.W.J., Kellogg, C.A., Morrison, C.L., Nizinski, M.S., Ames, C.L., Casazza, T.L., Gualtieri, D., Kovacs, K., McClain, J.P., Quattrini, A.M., Roa-Varón, A.Y., and Thaler, A.D. 2012. Deepwater Program: Studies of Gulf of Mexico lower continental slope communities related to chemosynthetic and hard substrate habitats: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1032, 301 p. Ross, S.W., Quattrini, A.M., Roa-Varón, A.Y., and McClain, J.P. 2010. Species composition and distributions of mesopelagic fishes over the slope of the north-central Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Research II 57: 1926-1956.

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