Nathan Jacobson
Phone: 248-835-5840 - E-mail: ndjacobs@umich.edu – www.linkedin.com/in/jacobsonnate/
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Nathan Jacobson
Phone: 248-835-5840 - E-mail: ndjacobs@umich.edu – www.linkedin.com/in/jacobsonnate/
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  • 1. Nathan Jacobson Phone: 248-835-5840 - E-mail: ndjacobs@umich.edu – www.linkedin.com/in/jacobsonnate/ ______________________________________________________________________________________ EDUCATION University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment (Ann Arbor, MI) • Master of Science, Natural Resources and Environment: Conservation Ecology, April 2015 • Academic Honors: 4.0 GPA, Karl Kidder Academic Excellence Award • Relevant Coursework: Fluvial Ecosystems, Urban Stormwater, Sustainable Water Infrastructure, Ecological Restoration, Conservation Biology, Model-based Statistical Inference in Ecology, River Modeling, Principles of GIS, Fisheries Management, Ecology. Oakland University (Rochester, MI) • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Environmental Science, April 2013 • Academic Honors: 3.9 GPA, Deans List (2009-2012), Summa Cum Laude, Departmental Honors, Distinguished Scholar Award, Honors College Thesis Grant, graduate of the Honors College • Relevant Coursework: Biology, Ecology, Organic Chemistry, Statistics, Biochemistry, Stream Ecology EXPERIENCE LimnoTech, Environmental Intern (Ann Arbor, MI) January 2015-Present • Providing support on aquatic planning studies through compilation and evaluation of existing protocols, literature review and synthesis of published information, and technical writing. • Working on developing a protocol to evaluate dam removal and stream improvement projects with respect to their impacts on the spread of aquatic invasive species. • Assisting in the creation of a web-based tool to identify larval fish in the Great Lakes Region. • Providing support on a project to analyze the potential impact of wastewater treatment plant effluent on stream and river quality. This includes managing a database of habitat, biological, and chemical water quality data and calculating fish and benthic macroinvertebrate indices of biotic integrity (IBI’s) for areas upstream and downstream of multiple wastewater treatment plants across the United States. • Conducting numerous water quality sampling studies, including wet weather event sampling, dissolved oxygen surveys, and E. coli surveys. Clinton River Watershed Council, Paid Intern (Rochester Hills, MI) May 2014-September 2014 • Performed ecologic-based inventories such as stream restoration monitoring, macroinvertebrate sampling, stream habitat mapping, ecological surveys, road-stream crossing analysis, and data entry. • Assisted with education programs for teachers and students, including River Critters and Stream Leaders. • Facilitated outreach events in the community, including Adopt-A-Stream, Weekly Clean, and River Day. Sitka Conservation Society, Student Research Consultant (Sitka, Alaska) February 2014-May 2015 • Planned, prioritized, and scoped necessary phases to produce a holistic and comprehensive review of the current management initiatives on Kruzof Island, Alaska while identifying strategies for future management, restoration, and outreach plans for the surrounding area. • Specifically in charge of the restoration portion of the project which included the following phases: critiqued all restoration actions on Kruzof Island, designed and implemented a quantitative riparian and stream monitoring plan, provided baseline pre-restoration data, analyzed collected field data, assessed the impact of past timber harvesting activities, created an educational level stream monitoring field guide and associated data analysis lesson plan, and provided recommendations for future restoration and management. • Additionally, interviewed experts and stakeholders and carried out stream restoration with the US Forest Service.
  • 2. Nathan Jacobson Phone: 248-835-5840 - E-mail: ndjacobs@umich.edu – www.linkedin.com/in/jacobsonnate/ ______________________________________________________________________________________ Oakland University Department of Chemistry, Research Assistant (Rochester, MI) March 2012-April 2013 • Actively worked on research project with many collaborators titled “Effectiveness of Ozone, UV Disinfection, and Conventional Treatment in Reducing Effluent Toxicity and Removing Pharmaceuticals from Wastewater,” and authored individual honors college thesis titled “Effects of Pharmaceutical Waste Effluent on Zebrafish Embryos.” • Compiled current data on potentially harmful pharmaceutical chemicals and their toxicities, filtered and extracted wastewater samples, and conducted ecotoxicological assays and dose response experiments to determine the effects of toxic chemicals in pharmaceutical waste effluent on zebrafish embryo development. Washtenaw County Natural Areas Preservation Program (NAPP), Student Research Consultant (Ann Arbor, MI) January 2014-May 2014 • Created a restoration plan for the newly acquired Goodrich Preserve, which is a mosaic of remnant oak- hickory forests, open fields, and buttonbush swamps, in order to be used in the management of the land. • Goal to restore and improve the quality of a dry-mesic southern forest habitat for Southeast Michigan’s rare and endangered wildlife and plant species and for passive use by residents. Assessment of the IUCN Red List February 2014-Present • Leading a team of graduate students in publishing a report to analyze the scientific rigor associated with the listing of threatened, endangered, and critically endangered species on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, which is the world’s main authority on the conservation status of species. Avondale High School, Assistant Golf Coach (Auburn Hills, MI) May 2012-June 2013 • Organized and facilitated practices and matches for Avondale High School’s Golf Team. Avondale Middle School Summer Fun Sports Camp, Volunteer (Rochester Hills, MI) 2009-2014 SKILLS • Technical Skills: data entry, data analysis, database management, literature review, fish and macroinvertebrate metrics and indices, creation of a characteristic fish curve, sterile technique, ecotoxicological assays, experimental design, extraction, filtration, titration, gel electrophoresis, microscopy. • Field Skills: water quality/chemistry sampling and analysis, macroinvertebrate sampling and identification, channel surveying, stream habitat mapping, sonde installation and maintenance, ISCO automatic water sampler programming and installation, electrofishing sampling, flow and slope measurements, nested grid riparian surveys, GPS usage. • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), ArcGIS, R Statistical Software, HEC- DSSVue, STELLA, Adobe Photoshop Elements.

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