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Charles Shafer

Charlie is a Biological Science Technician located at the USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center at the Patuxent Research Refuge (formerly Patuxent Wildlife Research Center) in Laurel, MD. 

Charlie has worked with the Northeast Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (NEARMI) since 2017. He is tasked with coordinating wetland and stream amphibian monitoring within the National Capital Region Network national parks and other fieldwork studies conducted in the DMV area. Charlie manages collected field data and coordinates permitting and reporting of data from field work each year. He administrates multiple wildlife databases on center and conducts spatial analysis on collected data using GIS and other coding methods. Charlie currently serves as Executive Secretary for the Center's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). 

Professional Experience

  • March 2019-Present - USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center - IACUC Executive Secretary

  • October 2017-Present - USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center - Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)

  • April 2004-October 2017 - USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center - Biological Scence Technician 

Education and Certifications

  • 2018  M.S. - Geographic Information Systems, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • 2001  B.S. -  Ecology, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

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