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B.S., May 2009 - Ecology and Natural Resources

Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey


B.A., May 2009 – History

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Areas of Expertise 

Threatened and Endangered Species Surveys

Herpetological Sampling

Radio-telemetry Studies

Geospatial Analysis

Database Management

Environmental Compliance

Construction Oversight


Professional Certifications 

USFWS Qualified Bog Turtle Surveyor, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania & Maryland

Wetland Delineation Certificate – Rutgers University OCPE

Member of the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC)

Member of the Northeastern PARC Wood Turtle Working Group

Member of the Northeastern PARC Disease Working

Researcher for the Turtle Survival Alliance’s  North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group

NY State Chapter of The Wildlife Society Blanding’s Turtle Habitat   Workshop

Summary of Experience

Mr. Pignatelli is a Senior Environmental Scientist and qualified bog turtle surveyor with EcolSciences, Inc., specializing in the fields of natural resource including; rare, threatened, and endangered species habitat management, construction oversite, project permitting and environmental compliance.  In addition to working with rare species, Mr. Pignatelli has significant experience with wetland sciences including wetland delineations, function and value assessment, wetland mitigation, and restoration management.  Mr. Pignatelli is also a GIS analyst, conducting spatial data analysis

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