SAMANTHA ELLEN ANDRES
Ph: [+1 410 302 0870] [+61 0435 411 549]
I am a plant and community ecologist interested in the dynamics and drivers of vegetation dynamics across different ecological communities. I have had experience working in coastal, desert, forest, riparian and alpine ecosystems.
Much of the work I have recently been doing has involved large scale-ecosystem focused reforestation projects, and rare plant conservation and management.
May 2006-May 2009
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Volunteer for the monthly stream and shoreline restoration weekends. Experience revegetating riparian ecosystems, and restoring coastal grassland ecosystems.
May 2009-August 2009
Tahoe National Forest/Yosemite NP
Trail Crew Member
Experience in building and maintaining trails for public use and recreation. Hours: 550
April 2013-May 2016
California Native Plant Society
Volunteer (Wildflower Show, and Society Meetings)
Experience working for the CNPS wildflower show, helping to identify an organize plants for the show, in addition to working with the public answering questions and giving more information about native Northwest California Species.
April 2013-July 2016
Humboldt State University
Humboldt State Herbarium Assistant
Experience in prepping, collecting, identifying, annotating, and maintaining specimens in the HSU Herbarium.
August 2016-December 2016
Humboldt State University
Teaching Assistant: Plant Taxonomy
Plant Collector for BOT 350 (Plant Taxonomy) at HSU.
Collecting plant specimens to learn family, genus, and species-level characteristic of commonly encountered flora of Northern California.
Instructor: Michael Mesler
April 2016-December 2016
Humboldt State University
Parasitic Plants of Northern California
Collection project for the HSU Herbarium consisting of 25 specimens collected from Northern California of parasitic plants in the Orobanchaceae, Ericaceae (Monotropoideae), Stantalaceae, and Orchidaceae.
June 2016-August 2016
SHN (Consulting Engineers and Geologists)
Eelgrass Monitoring Technician
Monitoring eelgrass in the Humboldt Bay to understand the effects of different oyster cultivation methods.
June 2016-August 2016
Friends of the Dunes
Dune Vegetation Analyst
Vegetation survey crew member for the California State Coastal Conservancy’s Climate Ready Program to understand how climate change is impacting Humboldt
County’s coastal dunes, led by Andrea Pickart
May 2017-October 2017
U.S Forest Service
Riparian Vegetation Monitoring Field Technician
Botanical analysis of riparian vegetation, and habitat monitoring for PIBO (PacFish/InFish Biological Opinion Monitoring Program) to determine the aquatic conservation strategies can effectively maintain or restore the structure and function of riparian and aquatic systems. Hours: 1880
April 2018-September 2018
Chicago Botanic Garden
Rare Plant Demography and Monitoring
Monitoring and demography surveys for Colorado’s rare plants, under the BLM Colorado State office botanist. Collaboration with other local research groups and university organizations. Field work, as well as data entry and office work.
September 2018-January 2019
US Geological Survey
Assistant for a variety of research projects at the Moab, UT field office under Mike Duniway, primarily focused on climate change and extreme drought in dryland ecosystems.
For the Wild
1 Million Redwoods Project Collaborator
Collaborator in developing a large-scale reforestation effort dedicated to assist in following natural ecological succession processes to reforest a Coast Redwood ecosystem, and its associated microhabitats. Duties include project planning, management, ecological ethics, research and design.
August 2019-September 2019
NSW Office of Environmental Heritage & Conservation Volunteers Australia
Assistant in habitat restoration projects for endangered species partnered with the Save Our Species program through NSW OEH. Tree planting, rare plant education, and assisting in identifying priority areas to implement conservation and management activities.
Western Sydney University
Teaching the lab practicals for the Botany course at WSU. Labs involve concepts in plant ecology, using dichotomous keys to identify plants, and methods of analysis for different vegetation communities.
Humboldt State University — BS Ecology and Biodiversity
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment- Postgraduate Student 2019
Affiliations & Memberships
500 Women in Science: Member since 2018
Analog Forestry Network (AFN): Member since 2018
Ecological Society of America: Member since 2018
Ecological Society of Australia: Member since 2019
Data Analysis and management
Use of Microsoft Excel, Office, Powerpoint and Word
Use of Dichotomous Keys
GIS Software analysis
Budget Planning and Financing
Population and Community Modeling
Verbal and Technical Communication Skills
Establishment of demographic monitoring protocols
Soil sampling field and lab procedures
Lichen and moss identification
Herbarium maintenance and specimen collection
Lab analysis and sterile tissue culture
Organization and planning
Ability to work under pressure with little to no supervision
Addressing the Drivers of Dieback in an Endangered Shrub: Persoonia hirsuta
A project incorporating approaches to applied conservation biology, coupled with research from multiple ecological lenses to address the best conservation advice for this species, and develop a holistic approach to conservation biology for other species of concern.
•Andres SE, Linowski K, Morningstar LS, Muzio F. 2016. Plant Preference of Formica obscuripes in the Coastal Ma-le’l Dunes Community. Humboldt State University.
•Andres SE. 2018. Sclerocactus glaucus: Colorado Hookless Cactus Annual Monitoring Summary. Colorado Bureau of Land Management.
•Andres SE. 2018. Phacelia formosula: North Park Phacelia Annual Monitoring Summary. Colorado Bureau of Land Management.
•Andres SE. 2018. Physaria obcordata: Species Status Assessment and Monitoring Summary. Colorado Bureau of Land Management.
•Andres SE. 2019. 1 Million Redwoods Annual Progress Report. For the Wild.
•Andres SE. 2019. Persoonia hirsuta Translocation Summary. Australasian Network for Plant Conservation. ANPC Annual Student Issue.
•The Biogeography of Northern California: Presented at the HSU Biogeography Seminar, and Native Plant Society Meeting
•Mycoparasitism-A discussion on the ecology, and evolution of mycoparasitism in the Orchidaceae, and Monotropoideae (Ericaceae): Presented at the Humboldt Mycological Club Fall Meeting.
•A Holistic Approach to Conservation Biology: Presented at Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment HDR Forum.
Collaboration and other Work
• Eutrema penlandii: development of a demographic sampling protocol for Eutrema penlandii, a tiny ice-age relict of the Brassicaceae, known only to the Mosquito Range of Colorado.
• Persoonia hirsuta- Collaboration with the Australian Botanic Gardens Persoonia Conservation Program.
• 1 Million Redwoods Project- Collaboration with For the Wild and partner organizations to reforest a Coast Redwood Ecosystem.
Endophytes in Tissue Culture
Utilization of sterile culture techniques to analyze the endophyitic flora of infected and uninfected individuals of Vaccinium ovatum from the pathogenic “witches- broom” fungus Calyptospora goeppertiana.
Erik S. Jules- Erik.Jules@humboldt.edu
Michael Mesler- Michael.Mesler@humboldt.edu
Andrew Vanwagenen- Avanwagenen@fs.fed.us
Denny Haynes- email@example.com
Carol Dawson- firstname.lastname@example.org
Erika Geiger- Egeiger@usgs.gov