Inventory & Monitoring Branch
Southeast Region



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Contact the Southeast Region Inventory & Monitoring Branch

Office Locations

The Southeast Region Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) Branch is staffed with 10 monitoring experts. Staff are stationed strategically at refuge and partner offices across the geography to provide local, regional, and national coordination and areas of expertise include data management, statistics, terrestrial ecology, aquatic ecology, plant ecology and coastal ecology.

Southeast I&M Branch Staff Locations Janet Ertel, Starkville, MS Lee Holt, Wheeler NWR Tim Fotinos, Red River NWR David Richardson, N. Mississippi Refuge Complex Sue Wilder, SE Louisiana Refuges Complex Forbes Boyle, Okefenokee NWR Steve Holzman and Adam Smith, Athens, GA Nicole Rankin, Cape Romain NWR Wendy Stanton, Columbia, NC

Star I&M Branch Staff Office Locations, Image Credit: USFWS.


Staff Directory

Name Title/Office Location Phone Number Email
Janet Ertel I&M Branch Chief & Southeast Region Coordinator
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
(662) 325-8679
Forbes Boyle Botanist
Okefenokee NWR, Folkston, GA
(912) 496-7366 ext. 224
Tim Fotinos Plant Ecologist
Red River NWR, Bossier City, LA
(318) 742-1219 ext. 104
Lee Holt Aquatic Ecologist
Wheeler NWR, Decatur, AL
(256) 353-7243 ext. 28
Steve Holzman Southeast Region Data Manager
Whitehall Forest, Athens, GA
(706) 363-0771
Nicole Rankin Coastal Ecologist
Cape Romain NWR, Awendaw, SC
(843) 928-3264 ext. 211
David Richardson Terrestrial Ecologist
N. Mississippi Refuge Complex, Grenada, MS
(662) 226-8286
Adam Smith Biometrician
Whitehall Forest, Athens, GA
(706) 425-2250
Wendy Stanton Terrestrial Ecologist
Migratory Birds Office, Columbia, NC
(252) 796-2402
Sue Wilder Coastal Ecologist
SE Louisiana Refuges Complex, Lacombe, LA
(985) 882-2008


Last updated: July 24, 2015