Senior Plant Biologist, Orbis Environmental Consulting
Scott has more than 17 years of experience managing projects and conducting floristic inventories, quantitative flora surveys, plant community mapping, invasive species surveys and mapping, and plant species of concern surveys and mapping.
Scott also is experienced with setting up and conducting mitigation wetland monitoring projects and has conducted numerous aquatic plant surveys. Another aspect of Scott’s services is providing plant identification training workshops.
In addition to his experience focused on the flora, Scott conducts wetland delineations and other site assessments, and he participates in avian and other wildlife surveys. Scott also prepares natural area management plans and provides other technical writing services. He is a leading expert in Midwestern/Great Lakes terrestrial and aquatic vascular plants, and his written work on the flora has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals including The Michigan Botanist, Phytoneuron, Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, and Rhodora.
Scott has presented research on various topics at numerous conferences. He currently serves as a board member for the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society – North Chapter and the South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society, and he is active with the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society, serving as Journal Team Leader, and with the Indiana Academy of Science, serving as a member of the Biodiversity and Natural Areas Committee and as the Chair of the Plant Systematics and Biodiversity section.