Who We Are

Who We Are

Ginger M. Bolen, Ph.D. (Associate Ecologist)

Ginger M. Bolen, Ph.D. (Associate Ecologist)

Phone: 
408.458.3246
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Expertise: 
Wildlife Ecology
Location: 
San Francisco Bay Area

Dr. Ginger Bolen is a project manager specializing in wildlife-related regulatory compliance issues and documentation. She is also an experienced field scientist who has worked with numerous special-status species throughout California. Ginger has a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recovery permit approval for the California red-legged frog and California tiger salamander and a California Department of Fish and Wildlife scientific collecting permit.

At H. T. Harvey Ginger has supervised data collection and analysis, report preparation, and agency and client coordination for dozens of projects. Her work covers:

  • California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act compliance documents, and habitat conservation plans
  • Open space management plans
  • Biological constraints analyses
  • Surveys for special-status species including the valley elderberry longhorn beetle, California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, western burrowing owl, bald eagle, Swainson’s hawk, and San Joaquin kit fox
  • Construction site monitoring
  • Nesting bird surveys and deterrence options

She has done research on ecological flexibility in waterfowl and the cause of the population decline of the American black duck.

Ginger has a Ph.D. in behavioral ecology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in wildlife science from Purdue University.


Highlighted Publications:

Crosbie, S., D. Bell, and G. Bolen. 2006. Vegetative and thermal aspects of roost-site selection in urban yellow-billed magpies. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 118(4):532–536.

Bolen, G., S. Rothstein, and C. Trost. 2000. Egg recognition in yellow-billed and black-billed magpies in the absence of interspecific parasitism. Condor 102:140–147.