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Forrest Vanderbilt, Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary environmental scientist with over 15 years of government service in natural resources. Major strengths in building bridges with Federal, State, and local agencies, and solving problems by integrating diverse teams, and ensuring the public trust. Always moving forward to learn new skills to tackle tomorrow's challenges. 

Supervising a team of natural resource scientists and/or managers focused on the conservation of fish and wildlife resources that encompasses a State or a region of several states involving all aspects of program planning and execution whose activities directly and significantly impact a wide range of organization activities or the work of other organizations.  The Ecological Patterns and Processes Capability Team performs a broad array of research including stream and wetland ecology, fish, mussel, avian and amphibian ecology, landscape ecology and ecological modeling, remote sensing and geospatial analysis; fish passage and hydraulic modeling; endangered species conservation; and habitat assessment and evaluation.  Responsibilities of the Capability Team Manager (CTM) include many aspects of leading and managing people, maintaining cutting-edge science aligned with partner needs, implementing the center's science direction and operations, and budgets and oversight of the associated science programs. In addition, the CTM provides leadership and strategic guidance to support the Center Director's Office for achieving strong alignment science programs, effective operations and business practices, and improve overall productivity, efficiencies, and quality of the center's work.

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