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Rick Van de Poll, Featured ScientistFeatured Scientist:
Rick Van de Poll

Dr. Rick Van de Poll's company, Ecosystem Management Consultants (EMC) of Sandwich, New Hampshire, has performed natural resource inventories for the public and private sector of New England since 1988. With an emphasis on biodiversity conservation, EMC has provided inventories and assessments on a wide range of properties for local and state land trusts, state and federal agencies, municipalities, and private individuals.

Van de Poll received his Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management from the Union Institute in 1996. His Masters degree was completed both at San Francisco State University and at Antioch New England Graduate School between 1984 and 1986. His dual major was in Mycology and Environmental Communications.

He served on the faculty at Antioch New England from 1985 to 2001, and continues to teach seminars and workshops for the general public in a variety of natural science fields. He is the Board President for the Northeast Wilderness Trust, is currently a wetland scientist representative on the NH Joint Board of Natural Scientists, and has founded two regional mushroom clubs in the state.

Current projects include the creation and design of summer field institute for New Hampshire science teachers through Plymouth State University, and a 2-year bio-inventory of the 5600-acre Castle-in-the-Clouds property for the Lakes Region Conservation Trust.

National Science Foundation Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Maine Forest Products Council Irving Woodlands, LLC Desiree Carlson, M.D. More Connected. More Maine.

Major funding is provided by the National Science Foundation.
Additional funding is provided by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Forest Products Council, Irving Woodlands LLC., Desiree Carlson, M.D., and gifts to More Connected. More Maine, The Campaign for Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Programming.

A list of other funders includes:
The Davis Family Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and Lincoln Ladd.

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