Ryan Johnson joined AES in 2014 and currently serves as the Construction Manager for our Northern Illinois office serving greater Chicagoland. He is responsible for project scheduling, estimating, client communication, project tracking, and invoicing. Ryan’s restoration qualifications include applied experience in native plant installation and establishment; plant identification and nomenclature; invasive species control (mechanical / herbicide applications; selective brushing; prescribed burns; GPS operation / data collection; seed collection and cleaning; vegetative monitoring; and GIS analysis / remote sensing. He has also performed ecological restorations in a variety of eco-types, including prairie, wetland, savanna, and woodland.
Additional experience includes working as a Restoration Intern for Boone County Conservation District in Illinois, instructing undergraduate students in environmental geography as a graduate teaching assistant, and as a graduate research assistant for the University of Iowa, conducting vegetative sampling and geolocation to support vegetation classification through hyperspectral aerial imagery as part of a National Science Foundation grant.