CHARLES VAN REES

My research is focused on movement ecology and population viability of the Hawaiian Gallinule, an endangered hawaiian waterbird; feasibility of constructed wetlands as a water management and endangered species conservation tool for O`ahu, Hawaii; and improving the integration of ecological sciences in water management.


EDUCATION

PhD Candidate, Biology Department, Tufts University

Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Connecticut College   

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science, Connecticut College     


AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS

Graduate Student Research Competition, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University (November 2014)

Blake Fund Research Grant, Nuttall Ornithological Society, Harvard University (September 2014)

TIE Graduate Research Fellowship, Tufts Institute of the Environment, Tufts University (January 2014)

PCJV Invited Speaker Travel Support, Pacific Coast Joint Venture (September 2013)

TIE Travel Grant, Tufts Institute of the Environment, Tufts University (2013)

NSF IGERT Research Fellowship in Water Diplomacy, Tufts University (September 2012 – Present)

Mellen Environmental Studies Research Grant, Environmental Studies Department, Connecticut College (Summer 2010)

Winthrop Scholar, summa cum laude, Connecticut College (2010)

Barbara Shattuck Kohn Prize for Excellence in Environmental Studies, Environmental Studies Department, Connecticut College (Spring 2010)

Helen F. Mathieson Prize for excellence in the Goodwin-Niering Certificate program, Goodwin Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies (Spring 2010)

Sibyl A. Houseman Prize for Excellence in Biology, Biology Department, Connecticut College (Spring 2009)

Undergraduate Research Fellow, Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies (December 2008-May 2010)

Dean’s High Honors, Connecticut College (2006-2010)


skills

Spatial analysis (GIS), ecological field methods (vegetation and invertebrate sampling, soil type identification, habitat delineation), ornithological field methods (mist netting, trapping, banding, physiological measurements, behavioral observations, territory mapping, nest searching and monitoring), basic economics, basic international diplomacy, and simulation modeling in MATLAB.


research needs

  • Programming (Python, R)
  • Statistical Methods