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Gulf Ecology Division

Alejandro “Alex” E. Almario
(850) 934-9242
almario.alex@epa.gov

Education
  • B.S., Stockton State College, Pomona, NJ; Marine Resource Management and Aquaculture, 1991
Current Position
  • Biological Science Laboratory Technician and Field Operations
Previous Positions
  • 1996 - 2004: Biological Science Technician, National Park Service, Assateague Island National Seashore, Natural Resources Management Division, Aquatic Resources, Berlin, MD
  • 1995 - 1996: Biological Science Technician, National Park Service, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Lake Powell and Colorado River), Natural Resources Management Division, Fisheries and Water Quality, Utah and Arizona
  • Previous work experience with public and private aquarium industry, fisheries and pharmaceutical toxicology testing.
Areas of Specialization
  • Provide logistical, laboratory and field support along the Gulf coast to all GED ecosystem research teams, duties include fish, water quality, sediment and vegetation sampling and data acquisition, freshwater, estuarine and mangrove forest wetland assessments, wet lab support, safe boat operation and motorboat operator training.
Current Research
  • As part of a larger effort started by EPA's Ecosystem Services Research Program, I am working on the Tampa Bay Ecosystem Services Demonstration Project. We conduct multi-year, interdisciplinary, wetland field research within the Tampa bay watershed in cooperation with USGS National Wetland Research Center to develop an ecological predictive model for future Tampa bay population growth.
  • Spatial Fish Ecotoxicology Team - Support field and wet lab research on fish genetics, distribution and ecotoxicity for EPA predictive modeling efforts.

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