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Jodie Murray Burns' Resume
Jodie Murray Burns, Principal / Senior Scientist
Jodie Burns grew up on a farm in southwest Missouri within the Spring River watershed on Center Creek. It was there that she was first inspired by nature and began to love the outdoors. Mrs. Burns studied science at Harding University, Searcy, AR, and obtained her B.S. in Biology.
She has over 15 years experience working as an environmental consultant in wetlands (delineation, state and federal permitting, and mitigation project design) and environmental project management. Mrs. Burns obtained her M.S. in Biology at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, with an emphasis in aquatic science and stream ecology in 2002. Her thesis title was Changes in Watershed Land Use, Geomorphology, and Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in Clear Creek, Northwest Arkansas, From 1948 To 1999.
Ms. Burns performs American burying beetle surveys, flora & fauna surveys, stream surveys, Waters of the U.S. delineations & permit coordination, along with environmental project management. She is an active volunteer in the Society of Wetland Scientists (both the Central and South Central Chapters). Ms. Burns is also a member of both the Society of Freshwater Science and the National Association of Wetland Managers - participating in the societies' webinars and conferences as time allows.
A resident of Bentonville, Arkansas, since 1993, she lives with her husband and four sons, while enjoying the hobbies of gardening and quilting.
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