AIS STAFF: Louanne McMartin
Role with the AIS:
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Aquatic Invasive Species Biologist
B.S. Environmental Studies: Marine & Terrestrial Ecology, University of Maine @ Machias
M.S. Applied Natural Science, University of Southern Colorado
Mesa County Purple Loosestrife Program Coordinator, Mesa County, Grand Junction, CO
Fish & Wildlife Biologist, FWS , Grand Junction, CO
GIS Cartographic Technician, Pike & San Isabel National Forest & Comanche National Grasslands, Pueblo, CO
Biological Fish Technician, Pike & San Isabel National Forest & Comanche National Grasslands, Pueblo, CO
Biology/Chemistry Laboratory Instructor, University of Southern Colorado & Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO
Biological Fish Technician, Maine Atlantic Sea-Run Salmon Commission, Bangor, ME
Senior Marine Research Assistant, University of Maine @ Machias, Machias, ME
Selected Projects and Publications:
Kraus, MG., B.F. Beal, S.R, Chapman and L. McMartin. 1991. Salinity and temperature tolerance teat on ocean quahogs Aretica islm&ca (Linnaeus,1776), J. Shellfish Research 10(1):297.
Kraus, MG., B.F. Beal, S.R Chapman and L. McMartin 1992. A comparison of growth rates in Arctica islandica (Linnaeus, 1776) between field and laboratory populations. J_Shellfish Research 11(2):289-294
Reports: Gallagher, J.P., D.S. Winters and L. McMartin. 1993. Basin-Wide Stream Habitat Inventory 1993. A Cooperative Inventory Conducted By USDA Forest Service, Pike & San Isabel National Forests Cimmaron & Comanche National Grasslands and the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Ryke, N., D. Winters, L. McMartin. 1993. Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Species of the Pike & San Isabel National Forests and Comanche & Cimaron National Grasslands.
McMartin, L. 1997. Evaluation of the Caddisfly (Brachycentrus americanus) as a Transfer Agent of Lead from a polluted Lotic Ecosystem to the Terrestrial Environment. Master�s Degree Thesis, USC.
(Draft) Wells, J.T., L. McMartin, K. Giezentanner, C. Hirsch, T. Fresques, D. Ausmus, M. McGuire, C. Cesar. Writing About Effects to Listed Species: Concepts for Preparing the Effects Section of a Biological Assessment. Report prepared by Interagency Northwest Colorado Level 1 Team. (Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife.)
Building a solar powered straw bale home and taking my knowledge to third world communities. Become involved with global warming, wildlife habitat loss and poverty issues on an international level. Canine Search & Rescue Training with my four-legged buddy, Chaco, and bringing that knowleged in working with detection dogs to benefit science and conservation. (Finding T&E species, invasive species, etc.) Hiking, skiing, yoga, mediation, and most important of all, spending time with my family!!!