As a Staff Ecologist, Field Technology Specialist, and Systems Administrator at AES, Patrick Daniels has a unique skill set well suited for today’s ecological projects. He applies his field and technology know-how to support bat and night-time migratory bird monitoring, water depth and quality monitoring, soil quality analysis, weather condition monitoring, field mapping, high-resolution aerial photography, GIS and other technical tasks.
Since 2006, Patrick has been involved in deploying and trouble-shooting bat acoustic monitoring equipment, and in downloading and processing bat call data. He also maintains AES’s acoustic monitoring equipment.
Since 1995, he has been active in all aspects of the water monitoring program at AES including developing sampling protocols, evaluating available equipment, training field technicians, installation of sensor arrays, monitoring and reporting. He is well versed in equipment such as Telog, Onset, Solinst, Global Water, Hydrolab, YSI, Ott, NovaLynx and Decagon Devices. He has experience conducting wetland delineations, vegetation monitoring, design specifications for restoration projects, and direct field restoration activities.
Patrick’s Systems Administrator responsibilities include hardware and software support, training, and troubleshooting.