Inventory & Monitoring Network
Southeast Region



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Contact the Southeast Region Inventory & Monitoring Network

Office Locations

The Southeast Region Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) Network is staffed with 12 monitoring experts. Staff occupy two landscape “zones” that complement southeastern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) geographies: the Atlantic Zone (blue) and the Gulf Zone (beige). Each zone is staffed with a network lead, data manager, and terrestrial, aquatic, plant and coastal ecologists. Staff are stationed strategically at refuge and partner offices across the geography to provide local, regional, and national coordination and support.

Southeast I&M Network Staff Locations Mike Chouinard, Jackson TN Janet Ertel, Starkville, MS Lee Holt, Cache River NWR Tim Fotinos, Red River NWR David Richardson, N. Mississippi Refuge Complex Sue Wilder, SE Louisiana Refuges Complex Forbes Boyle, Okefenokee NWR Laurel Barnhill & Steve Holzman, Athens, GA Theresa Thom, Savannah NWR Nicole Rankin, Cape Romain NWR Wendy Stanton, Columbia, NC

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


Staff Directory

Name Title/Office Location Phone Number Email
Laurel Barnhill I&M Chief & Atlantic Zone Coordinator
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
(706) 425-2197
Janet Ertel I&M Deputy Chief & Gulf Zone Coordinator
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
(662) 325-8679
Mike Chouinard Senior Wildlife Ecologist
TN Wildlife Resources Agency, Jackson, TN
(731) 423-5736
Steve Holzman Regional & South Atlantic Data Manager
Georgia Ecological Services Office, Athens, GA
(706) 363-0771
Atlantic Landscape Zone
Forbes Boyle Botanist
Okefenokee NWR, Folkston, GA
(912) 496-7366 ext. 224
Nicole Rankin Coastal Ecologist
Cape Romain NWR, Awendaw, SC
(843) 928-3264 ext. 211
Wendy Stanton Terrestrial Ecologist
Migratory Birds Office, Columbia, NC
(252) 796-2402
Theresa Thom Aquatic Ecologist
Savannah NWR, Hardeeville, SC
(843) 784-6262
Gulf Landscape Zone
Tim Fotinos Plant Ecologist
Red River NWR, Bossier City, LA
(318) 742-1219 ext. 104
Lee Holt Aquatic Ecologist
Cache River NWR, Augusta, AR
(870) 347-2074 ext. 41
David Richardson Terrestrial Ecologist
N. Mississippi Refuge Complex, Grenada, MS
(662) 226-8286
Sue Wilder Coastal Ecologist
SE Louisiana Refuges Complex, Lacombe, LA
(985) 882-2008


Last updated: June 13, 2014