This video provides a demonstration of field methodologies used to develop the habitat characterization that Ohio University prepared for the PORTS facility in Piketon, Ohio. Vegetation plots were used to capture the trees, shrubs, and vegetation, as well as characterizing the soil and any habitat features that might be encountered.
Gary Conley joined the Voinovich School in 2006. Gary specializes in field operations for ecological assessment, including ecological response to disturbance and deposition of pollutions. He works in collaboration with the OHIO EPA, USEPA and the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP). Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in Specialized Studies from University College and a master’s degree in Geography from Ohio University. He also holds an Environmental Studies Certificate.