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Kate Bentsen
Science Communicator

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

PO Box 775
2020 Horns Point Rd
Cambridge, MD 21613
USA

Phone: (410) 221-2044
Email: kbentsen@umces.edu

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PO Box 775
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Cambridge MD 21613 USA

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PERSONAL DETAILS

NameKate Bentsen
Emailkbentsen@umces.edu

EDUCATION

2009Cornell University, B.S. Natural Resources, Cum Laude
Relevant coursework: Stream Ecology, Restoration Ecology, Ecological Management of Water Resources, Limnology, Hydrology, Forest Ecology, Wetland Ecology, Applied Conservation Ecology, Fish Ecology, Herpetology, Vertebrates, Applied Population Ecology, Natural Resource Planning and Management, Field Biology, Individual Study in Fish and Wildlife Biology and Management, Soil Science, Statistics, Information Science (GIS)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Dec 2009-presentIntegration and Application Network (IAN), Cambridge, MD
Science Communication Intern: utilize Adobe Creative Suite to create symbols and conceptual diagrams for newsletters, reports, and other publications. Film and edit seminar series video content with Adobe Premiere Pro and iMovie.
June - October 2009Washington State Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA
Status and Trends Monitoring for Watershed Health and Salmon Recovery in the Puget Sound, WA
Intern: conducted stream surveys for riparian habitat, physical channel attributes, water chemistry, sediment, macroinvertebrates, and fish assemblages using electro-fishing gear. Performed routine equipment calibration.
May - August 2008U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Logan, UT
Pacific Fish and Inland Fish Biological Opinion Effectiveness Monitoring Program (PIBO-EMP)
Biological Technician (Fisheries): sampled stream channel attributes for fish habitat quality, including pools, substrate, stream-bank characterization, gradient, large woody debris, water chemistry, and macroinvertebrates.
June - August 2007Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) station, Socorro, NM
Student Intern: assisted with data collection for grassland and shrubland vegetation surveys, water potentials, soil samples, and small mammal trapping; also assisted with experimental plot construction and maintenance.
May - August 2006Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, Van Etten, NY
Student Intern: researched the effects of forest treatment and residual woody debris on woodland amphibians.
Presented results at Department of Natural Resources Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Established Permanent Forest Inventory (PFI) plots with intern crew throughout the Arnot Forest.
October 2004 - April 2005Straughan Environmental Services, Inc., Columbia, MD
Field work and research components involved in preparation of Environmental Impact Statements and Assessments.
Independent research and study of invasive species (phragmites, Eurasian watermilfoil, zebra mussels)


ADDITIONAL COURSES

Environmental Career Skills Program, Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, NY: August 2005
Cornell University Department of Natural Resources pre-orientation program
Learned forestry basics, tree identification, stream characterization, wildlife sampling techniques, and GPS skills.

Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI): July 2004
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, 2 week course
Interdisciplinary approach with Adirondack Park fish restocking simulation, water sampling, habitat mapping.

University of Chicago, Graham School of General Studies: June - July 2004
BioSci10003 Animal Behavior and Conservation, with independent research of polar bear behavior


OUTDOORS EXPERIENCE

Student Conservation Association (SCA), Cumberland Gap National Historic Park: June - July 2005
Conservation Crew for 5 weeks in backcountry site, 260 hours conservation and trail restoration work

Outward Bound Peer Leadership Award Program: April 2004
Outward Bound Youth Leadership Award Program: August 2003


ACTIVITIES

Communications Facilitator for Progressive Activist Network,
Cornell University: September 2008 - May 2009

Kyoto Now student group, Cornell University: September 2005 - May 2009
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland: August 1992 - June 2005
National Honor Society, Wilde Lake High School, 80+ hours community service: October 2003 - May 2005

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Experience with both Macintosh and Microsoft operating systems; land use mapping with ArcGIS and ERDAS. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; some experience with FileMaker Pro and OmniPage Pro.
Student Conservation Association (SCA), Cumberland Gap National Historic Park June - July 2005
EXPERIENCE Conservation Crew for 5 weeks in backcountry site, 260 hours conservation and trail restoration work
Outward Bound Peer Leadership Award Program April 2004
Outward Bound Youth Leadership Award Program August 2003

Publications


Science Communication Publications

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2014
Thomas JE, Campbell JP, Carlstrom B, Carter M, Costanzo SD, Dennison WC, Hitchcock J, Lehman M, Nortrup M, and C. Stubbs C (2014) Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 224pp (Report)
2012
Kruczynski WL and Fletcher PJ (2012) Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 494pp (Book)
Lookingbill T, Bentsen CN, Carruthers TJB, Costanzo SD, Dennison WC, Doherty C, Lucier S, Madron J, Poppell E and Saxby TA (2012) Colonial National Historical Park natural resource condition assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 156pp (Report)
2011
Kaufman L, Sandin S, Sala E, Obura D, Rohwer F, and Tschirky J (2011) Coral Health Index (CHI): measuring coral community health. Science and Knowledge Division, Conservation International, Arlington, VA, USA, 16pp (Report)
Boicourt KE and Johnson ZP (eds) (2011) Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland's Vulnerability to Climate Change, Phase II: building societal, economic, and ecological resilience. University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, Maryland and Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Annapolis, Maryland, 80pp (Report)
2010
Integration and Application Network (2010) Living with the Sea: Local efforts buffer effects of global change. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 20pp (Report)