Our Professionals

Kelly Hardwicke, Ph.D.

Plant Ecology

Dr. Kelly Hardwicke is a plant and invertebrate ecologist who leads our plant and wetland ecology team. She has  more than 30 years of experience classifying and describing habitats and identifying the component flora and invertebrates found on project sites. She frequently surveys sites for special-status plant species, performs wetland delineations, writes California Environmental Quality Act documents, and provides regulatory permit assistance. Her strong research and botanical background and her extensive experience leading field investigations provides her with a high degree of credibility with State and federal resource and regulatory agencies regarding survey results, suitability assessments, and wetland delineations. She also has expertise in entomology and community ecology which nables her to distinguish significant plant-invertebrate community associations when conducting site assessments.

Kelly has a Ph.D. in ecology from Colorado State University and a B.A. in biology from Reed College.

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