CV

– CONTENTS –

  1. Education
  2. Professional Experience
  3. Additional Experience
  4. Products
  5. Presentations

– EDUCATION –

01/2004 – 01/2006
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

M.S. Environmental Science

3.8 out of 4.0

08/1999 – 06/2003
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

B.A. Environmental Science

3.5 out of 4.0

Back to Contents

– PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE –

Data and Visualization Specialist, Lehigh University
06/2019 to present

  • Support faculty, staff, and students with data and visualization needs using Arc geographic information systems (ArcGIS), R statistical programming language, and Microsoft Office software.
  • Maintain campus-wide geographic information system (GIS) databases and data servers.

Data Manager, National Park Service
11/2016 to 06/2019

  • Developed, maintained, and analyzed long-term databases using ArcGIS, R statistical programming language, and Microsoft Office software.
  • Established data management protocols, including data collection, QA/QC, analysis, and archiving.
  • Provided park-wide data management and Information Technology support.
  • Prepared scientific papers, federal reports, grant proposals, and presentations for scientific and general public audiences.

Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey
02/2013 to 11/2016

  • Developed, maintained, and analyzed long-term databases using ArcGIS, R statistical programming language, and Microsoft Office software.
  • Used ArcGIS to analyze and depict geospatial data for scientific papers, federal reports, grant proposals, and presentations for scientific and general public audiences.
  • Managed research projects investigating impacts of climate change and land use on endangered species and federally managed habitat (annual budget: $150,000).

Research Assistant, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
10/2008 to 10/2009

  • Collaborated with NASA and international scientists to characterize the optical and biological properties of high-altitude lakes between 4,200 m and 6,000 m elevation in the Central Andes of Bolivia and Chile.
  • Developed, maintained, and analyzed long-term databases using ArcGIS, R statistical programming language, and Microsoft Office software.

Research Assistant, Miami University
08/2009 to 01/2013

  • Developed, maintained, and analyzed long-term databases using ArcGIS, R statistical programming language, and Microsoft Office software.
  • Used ArcGIS to collect geospatial data and analyze the impacts of land use and land cover on drinking water reservoirs.
  • Managed research projects under a National Science Foundation grant investigating impacts of climate change and land use on water resources (total budget $2,750,000).

Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey
02/2006 to 02/2010

  • Developed, maintained, and analyzed long-term databases using ArcGIS, R statistical programming language, and Microsoft Office software.
  • Used ArcGIS to analyze and depict geospatial data for scientific papers, federal reports, grant proposals, and presentations for scientific and general public audiences.
  • Managed research projects investigating impacts of climate change and land use on endangered species and federally managed habitat (annual budget: $250,000).

Research Assistant, Lehigh University
01/2004 to 01/2006

  • Assisted with research projects under an Environmental Protection Agency grant investigating effects of landscape, climate, and UV radiation on the Lehigh River (total operating budget $825,850).
  • Used ArcGIS to digitize land cover characteristics around Lehigh River tributaries.
  • Prepared a research thesis, federal reports and presented research activities to scientific and general public audiences.

Research Assistant, Lehigh Earth Observatory
06/2002 to 06/2003

  • Designed a research project investigating the impacts of climate change on surface activity of Plethodontid salamanders, including sites on South Mountain.
  • Prepared a final report and presented research activities to scientific and general public audiences

Back to Contents


– ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE –

GIS Specialist
Bajada Ecology, Fallbrook Land Conservancy, and Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee

  • Use ArcGIS to create geodatabases and maps (traditional and digital) to support land management, conservation, and land management agencies.
  • Analyze geospatial data with ArcGIS and R statistical programming language for land-use planning, reports, and publication.

Back to Contents


– PRODUCTS –

Girdner, S., J. Mack, M. Buktenica. 2020. Impact of nutrients on photoacclimation of phytoplankton in an oligotrophic lake measured with long-term and high-frequency data: implications for chlorophyll as an estimate of phytoplankton biomass. Hydrobiologia. [Journal Article – pdf]

Berry, K.H., J. Yee, L. Lyren, and J.S. Mack. 2020. An uncertain future for a population of Desert Tortoises experiencing human impacts. Herpetologica. [Journal Article – pdf]

Mack, J.S., H.E. Schneider, and K.H. Berry. 2018. Crowding affects health, growth, and behavior inheadstart pens for Agassiz’s desert tortoise. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 17:14-26. [Journal Article – pdf]

Girdner, S.F., A.M. Ray, M.W. Buktenica, D.K. Hering, J.S. Mack, and J.W. Umek. 2017. Replacement of a unique population of newts (Taricha granulosa mazamae) by introduced signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) in Crater Lake, Oregon. Biological Invasions 1-20. [Journal Article]

Mack, J.S. and K.H. Berry. 2016, 2015, 2014. Annual report to United States Fish and Wildlife Service on Edwards Air Force Base Desert Tortoise head-start program. Edwards Air Force Base Environmental Management Office. [Report]

Mack, J.S. and K.H. Berry. 2016, 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009, 2008. Annual report to United States Fish and Wildlife Service on health status and survival of 158 translocated desert tortoise in the Fort Irwin translocation area and surrounding release plots. Fort Irwin Environmental Management Office. [Report]

Berry, K.H, L.M. Lyren, J.S. Mack, L.A. Brand, and D.A. Wood. 2016. Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) annotated bibliography, 1991-2015. U.S. Geological Open-File Report 2016–1023. 312 p.http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161023. [Open-File Report]

Mack, J.S., K.H. Berry, D.M. Miller, A.S. Carlson. 2015. Factors affecting the thermal environment ofAgassizi’s desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) cover sites in the central Mojave desert during periods of temperature extremes. Journal of Herpetology 49:405-415. [Journal Article – pdf]

Spenceley, A., J.S. Mack, and K.H. Berry. 2015. Natural history notes: Gopherus agassizii (Agassiz’sDesert Tortoise) – Attempted predation. Herpetological Review 46:4222-423. [Journal Article – pdf]

Berry, K.H., J.F. Weigand, T.A. Gowan, and J.S. Mack. 2015. Bidirectional recovery patterns of Mojave Desert vegetation in an aqueduct pipeline corridor after 36 years: I. Perennial shrubs and grasses. Journal of Arid Environments 124:413-425. [Journal Article]

Berry, K.H., J.S. Mack, J.F. Weigand, T.A. Gowan, and D. LaBerteaux. 2015. Bidirectional recovery patterns of Mojave Desert vegetation in an aqueduct pipeline corridor after 36 years: II. Annual plants. Journal of Arid Environments 122:141-153. [Journal Article]

Berry, K.H, A. Coble, J. Yee, J.S. Mack, W. Perry, K. Anderson, M. Brown. 2014. Distance to human populations influence epidemiology of respiratory disease in desert tortoises. Journal of Wildlife Management and Wildlife Monographs 79:122-136. [Journal Article]

Berry, K.H. and J.S. Mack. 2014, 2010, 2009, 2008. Annual report to United States Fish and Wildlife Service on the development of an epidemiological model of Upper Respiratory Tract Disease (Mycoplasmosis) in desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) using the Daggett study area. [Report]

Mack, J.S. and C.E. Williamson. 2012. Bridging the gap between business and science: the Shoupp carbon sensor project. Miami University, Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship –Shoupp Awards Program: 1-27. [White Paper]

Fischer, J.M., M.H. Olson, C.E. Williamson, J.C. Everhart, P.J. Hogan, J.S. Mack, K.C. Rose, J.E. Saros, J.R. Stone, R.D. Vinebrooke. 2011. Implications of climate change for Daphnia in alpine lakes: predictions from long-term dynamics, spatial distribution, and a short-term experiment. Hydrobiologia 1:263-277. [Journal Article]

Esque, T.C., K.E. Nussear, K.K. Drake, A.D. Walde, K.H. Berry, R.C. Averill-Murray, A.P. Woodman, W.I. Boarman, P.A. Medica, J. Mack, J.S. Heaton. 2010. Effects of subsidized predators, resource variability, and human population density on desert tortoise populations in the Mojave Desert, USA. Endang Species Rese 12:167-177. [Journal Article]

Cabrol, N. A., E. A. Grin, L. Bebout, G. Chong, C. Demergasso, E. Fleming, V. Gaete, J. Gibson, D-P Häder, J. Mack, et al. 2009. Impact of climate variability and high UV flux on lake habitat: Implications for early Mars and present-day Earth. 40th Lunar Planetary Science Conference. [Conference Paper]

Berry, K.H., R.W. Murphy, J.S. Mack, W. Quillman. 2006. Introduction to the special issue on the changing Mojave Desert. Journal of Arid Environments 67:5-10. [Journal Article]

Mack, J.S. 2005. Short-term behavioral responses of benthic macroinvertebrates: direct and indirect effects of solar ultraviolet radiation. M.S. Thesis. Lehigh University. [Thesis/Dissertation]

Back to Contents


– PRESENTATIONS (only lead author presentations listed) –

Mack, J.S. and S.F. Girdner. 2018. Sensing change: Use of oxygen sensors to track changes in ecosystem production in Crater Lake. NPS Regional Meeting – Klamath Network [Public Presentation with Abstract]

Mack, J.S., M.W. Buktenica, and S.F. Girdner. 2017. The GLEON connection: Connecting CraterLake’s data to a global audience of scientists and students. NPS Regional Meeting – Klamath Network [Public Presentation with Abstract]

Mack, J.S., K.H. Berry, M.H. Hailstone, and W. King. 2016. Into the the great wide open: Growth and survival of 119 head-started Agassiz’s Desert Tortoises at Edwards AFB, CA. The Western Section ofThe Wildlife Society. Pomona, CA. [Public Presentation with Abstract]

Mack, J.S., K.H. Berry, D.M. Miller, and A.S. Carlson. 2016. Escaping the extremes: Factors affecting the thermal environment of desert tortoise cover sites. 30th Annual Meeting of the Desert Studies Center. Zzyzx, CA. [Public Presentation with Abstract]

Mack, J.S., K.H. Berry, M.H. Hailstone, and W. King. 2016. Into the the great wide open: Growth and survival of 119 head-started Agassiz’s Desert Tortoises at Edwards AFB, CA. 41st Annual Meeting andSymposium of the Desert Tortoise Council. Las Vegas, NV. [Public Presentation with Abstract]

Mack, J.S., K.H. Berry, M.H. Hailstone, and T. Mull. 2015. Into the wild: Post–release survival of headstart, juvenile desert tortoises at Edwards Air Force Base. 40th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council. Las Vegas, NV. [Public Presentation with Abstract]

Mack, J.S., K.H. Berry, E. Jacobson, J. Wellehan. 2014. Does translocation aid conservation? Lessons learned from translocated desert tortoises (Goperus agassizii): 5.5 years post-release. The Western Section of The Wildlife Society. Reno, NV. [Public Presentation with Abstract]

Mack, J.S., K.H. Berry, T. Mull. 2014. Preliminary results of a fall release of juvenile tortoises at Edwards Air Force Base: the first 120 days. 39th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council. Ontario, CA. [Public Presentation with Abstract]

Mack, J.S., K.H. Berry, E. Jacobson, J. Wellehan. 2014. The status of 158 Agassiz’s Desert Tortoises(Goperus agassizii): 6 years post-release. 39th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council. Ontario, CA. [Public Presentation with Abstract]

Mack, J.S. 2012. Inside the blackbox world of environmental sensors. Miami University, Department of Zoology Seminar Series. Oxford, OH. [Public Presentation with Abstract]

Mack, J.S., C.E. Williamson, J.M. Fischer, M.H. Olson. 2010. The importance of fine-scale monitoring in alpine lakes: An example of transparency from the Canadian Rockies, Lake Oesa, British Columbia, Canada. 9th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network. Madison, WI. [Public Presntation with Abstract]

Mack. J.S., K. Rose, C.E. Williamson, E. Overholt, R. Moeller, N. Cabrol. 2009. NASA High Lakes Project: Life persisting in extreme environments. 2009. Miami University, Graduate Student Symposium. [Public Presentation with Abstract]

Mack, J.S., K.H. Berry. 2009. Development of an epidemiological model of upper respiratory tract disease in desert tortoises using the Daggett study area: Year 2, 2008. 34th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council. St. George, UT. [Public Presentation with Abstract]

Mack, J.S., K.H. Berry, M. Brown and J. Roberts. 2008. Epidemiology of upper respiratory tract disease in desert tortoise at the Daggett study area, California, in 2007. 33rd Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council. Las Vegas, NV. [Public Presentation with Abstract]

Mack, J.S., K.H. Berry, K. Anderson. 2007. Home range estimators: affects on conservation and management decisions for the threatened desert tortoise. 14th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society. Tucson, AZ. [Public Presentation with Abstract]

Mack, J.S. 2007. Escaping the extremes: Factors affecting the thermal regulation of desert tortoise cover sites. 32nd Annual Meeting and Syposium of the Desert Tortoise Council. Feb. 23-25, 2007. Las Vegas, NV. [Public Presentation with Abstract]

Mack, J.S. 2005. Short-term behavioral responses of benthic macroinvertebrates: direct and indirect effects of solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR). Bethlehem, PA. [Public Presentation with Abstract]

Back to Contents