Senior Geospatial Scientist Manager
Josh has spent 11 years working in Geographic Information Systems and another 13 in water resources management. He has applied geospatial and data technologies to ecological risk assessments of agronomic chemicals and veterinary medicines as part of the regulatory registration process. He has become well-versed in complex data analyses, geo-information, automation, statistics, and modeling to characterize the distribution of chemicals in the environment across multiple spatial and scales. Recent examples of work include national geospatial proximity analysis of threatened and endangered species to potential pesticide application sites as part of Threatened and Endangered species risk assessments and national landscape characterization of surface water for pyrethroid exposure.
Josh has participated in Federal Insecticide and Fungicide Act (FIFRA), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), and Center for Veterinary Medicines (CVM) studies. During his career, he has also become very familiar with image processing of remotely sensed data to address issues in agriculture and the environment, such as custom land cover classification and temporal change analysis. He has managed semi-annual acquisition of custom aerial imagery over hundreds of square miles in the United States since 2008.He is also experienced in processing Light Infrared and Detecting (LiDAR) elevation data to identify field-level agronomic features and micro-elevation changes.
Josh has completed studies in the United States, Latin America, Canada, and EU member states and is proficient working with various environmental and spatial data, such as soils, meteorological, hydrologic, agronomic, and land cover. He was a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) while studying hydrologic processes of surface water while mapping the potential for surface water flooding as part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Josh lives with his wife and two sons in West Virginia and appreciates the slow life that rural livings afford. Much of his personal time is filled with soccer practices and cub scouts but he occasionally breaks away to enjoy fly fishing and hiking.