Edward J. Laurent

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Who is Edward J. Laurent?

Ed Laurent is a Spatial Ecologist who develops and delivers collaborative, science-based recommendations and tools that enable the implementation and evaluation of conservation activities. His specialties and expertise include geographic information systems, analysis of remotely sensed imagery, database organization and management, applying semantic web technologies, systems modeling, designing and implementing standardized wildlife and plant data collection protocols and survey designs, statistical analysis, live trapping of wildlife, animal and woody plant identification, as well as partnership development and coordination. He also enjoys riding and wrenching on his motorcycle, birdwatching, hiking in the Appalachian and Andes Mountains, playing Frisbee and kickball, kayaking,...

Famous Quotes:

  • Explicitly connecting how people describe the natural world in different ways is a top conservation priority.
  • Modularity permits the efficient discrimination of context.

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Also known as
  • E. J. Laurent
  • Spatial Ed
  • Ed Laurent
  • Trapper Ed
  • Edward Laurent
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Biology; History
    (Specialized in Ethology)
    (1989/08 - 1994/05)
  • Master's Degree, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
    Biology
    (Specialized in Ecology)
    (1998/04 - 2000/08)
  • Doctorate, Michigan State University
    Fisheries and Wildlife
    (Specialized in Ecology)
    (2000/08 - 2005/05)
  • (Specialized in Geographic information system)
  • (Specialized in Earth remote sensing)
Employment
  • Wildlife Habitat Modeler, North Carolina State University
    (2005/04 - 2008/03)
  • Doctoral Research Assistant, Michigan State University
    (2000/08 - 2005/04)
  • Teaching/Research Assistant, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
    (1998/03 - 2000/08)
  • Company Supervisor, American Trapping Company
    (1995/08 - 1997/04)
  • Ellen Trout Zoo
    (1994/05 - 1994/11)
  • Animal Caretaker II, University of Georgia
    (1993/03 - 1994/01)
  • Paraveterinary worker, Radford Animal Hospital
    (1989/06 - 1990/05)
  • Discovery Room Assistant, Riverbanks Zoo
    (1989/01 - 1989/05)
  • Research Technician, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    (1997/10 - 1998/04)
  • Research Technician, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    (1992/05 - 1992/11)
Lived in
  • Blacksburg
  • Fort Wayne
  • Lansing
  • Moneta
  • Raleigh
  • Decatur
  • Atlanta
  • Athens
  • Cincinnati
  • Front Royal

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on July 23, 2013

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