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									                       Jared Underwood
                                346 E Ivy St
                           Mesa, Arizona 85201
                            (480) 773-9012 (H)
                     E-mail: jared.underwood@asu.edu


EDUCATION:
                Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
                PhD Biology (Current, ABD)
                Grade Point Average: 4.0

                Brigham Young University, Provo UT
                B.S. Conservation Biology: Wildlife Biology Emphasis (2001)
                Grade-Point Average: 3.94 Graduated Magna Cum Laude

                Brigham Young University, Provo UT
                M.S. Zoology (December 2003)
                Grade-Point Average: 4.0

RESEARCH & MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:

                Statewide Conservation Coordinator: Small Mammals. Arizona
                Conservation Coordinator/Leader: July 2005- Present
                State coordinator for all small mammal conservation, monitoring, inventory and
                research activities.
                Responsibilities:
                      Develop and implement statewide monitoring and inventory plans
                      Make recommendations on federal and state projects that impact
                         mammals
                      Review and assist in writing biological and environmental assessments,
                         conservation agreements and strategies, and recovery plans.
                      Plan and conduct surveys for listed, candidate, and priority species, in
                         cooperation with other Federal and state agency personnel, private
                         organization representatives, and contractors
                      Serve as Arizona representative on National Prairie Dog Conservation
                         Team
                      Identification of areas important for the protection of mammals
                      Deliver presentations on the Department’s policies and projects,
                         natural history, and other environmental topics to other agencies and
                         the public
                      Develop and monitor budgets
                      Supervise volunteers and staff in completion of projects
                      Work with diverse federal, state, and local groups to implement
                         projects
                      Prepare written correspondence, reports and papers for publication
                         based on the literature, observations made, and investigations
                         conducted

                California Sea Lion Behavior Research Project, Gulf of California, Mexico
                Research Team Coordinator/Leader: May 2004- July 2005
                Team Leader for one of three teams working throughout the Gulf of California
                studying sea lion behavior on various islands
                Responsibilities:
                     Collecting data on behavior at sea lion rookeries
                     Collecting tissue samples for genetic analysis
                        Work on remote island locations in the Sea of Cortez under extreme
                         conditions
                        Capture and tagging of sea lion pups
                        Coordinate all aspects of logistics including: budgets, training and
                         supplies
                        Supervise and train volunteers and staff in completion of projects
                        Write peer-reviewed journal articles and reports
                        Give presentations at professional society meetings


                 Northern Goshawk Research Project, BYU, UT
                 Research Team Coordinator/Leader: December 2001- December 2003
                 Contracted by Forest Service’s, Wildlife and Rare Plant Program to complete a
                 project studying the ecology and migration of Northern Goshawks (Accipiter
                 gentilis) throughout the state of Utah.
                 Responsibilities:
                      Trapping adult goshawks at the nest site
                      Collecting standard body measurements of birds
                      Develop and monitor budgets
                      Supervise volunteers and staff in completion of projects
                      Work with diverse federal, state, and local groups to implement
                           projects
                      Collecting field data on various habitat attributes in areas the goshawks
                           use
                      Developing a goshawk winter habitat synopsis
                      Presenting findings at scholarly and lay meetings, publishing results in
                           peer reviewed journals

FIELD WORK EXPERIENCE:

                 Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Springville UT
                 Endangered Wildlife Technician: April 2004- May 2004
                 Responsibilities:
                      Trapping of endangered June sucker using hand nets and set nets
                      Collecting standard body measurements, inserting PIT tags
                      Collecting bone clippings for genetic analysis
                      Spawning of fish for creation of family lots
                      Helping with release of captive bred individuals

                 Uinta National Forest, Spanish Fork, UT
                 Wildlife Technician: April 2001-December 2001
                 Responsibilities:
                      Performing a forest-wide goshawk nest survey
                      Collecting location information on all known goshawk nests in order to
                          create a GIS database
                      Accomplishing a forest-wide Lynx presence/absence survey
                      Building and maintaining various wildlife improvements such as
                          guzzlers and enclosures
                      Conducting planting projects to improve habitat
                      Performing NEPA surveys and writing corresponding reports

                 Uinta National Forest, Spanish Fork, UT
                 Forestry Technician: May 2000- December 2000
                 Responsibilities:
                      Trail, fence, and building maintenance projects
                      Wildlife projects such as surveying for goshawks
                      Directed large groups of volunteers in service projects
                      Revegetation and habitat rehabilitation projects
                      Deliver presentations to local school and boy scout groups
                          Identify and develop projects for volunteer involvement

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

                 Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
                 Lab Instructor: August 2004- Present
                 Responsibilities:
                      Lead inquiry based lab in Introductory biology for non-majors
                      Design weekly homework and quizzes

                 Mesa Community College, Mesa AZ
                 Adjunct Faculty: August 2004- May 2005
                 Life Science Department
                 Responsibilities:
                       Develop a three credit hour class in Introductory Biology for majors
                       Teach Introductory Biology lab and lecture classes to majors

                 Utah Valley State College, Orem UT
                 Adjunct Faculty: August 2003- May 2004
                 Biology Department
                 Responsibilities:
                      Develop a 3 credit hour class in Introductory Biology for non-majors
                      Teach Introductory Biology lecture classes to non-majors

                 Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
                 Lab Teaching Assistant: September 2002- December 2003
                 Responsibilities:
                      Teach Animal Diversity Class
                      Prepare short lecture on animal Phylum of the week
                      Instruct students in dissection of specimens
                      Create and administer a quiz for each lab session


HONORS AND AWARDS:
                          Certificate of Merit, Arizona Game and Fish (2006)
                          Arizona State University Graduate College 4-year summer research
                           fellowship (2004)
                          National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Honorable Mention
                           (2003)
                          American Ornithological Union Student Membership Award (2003)
                          Student Travel Grant Society of Conservation Biology (2003)
                          Julia Greenwell Award: For graduate biology majors (2002)

SERVICE:
                          Natural Areas Program Advisory Committee (Arizona State Parks):
                           Committee evaluates and recommends natural areas for potential
                           acquisition and provides management plan review for State Parks
                           (2007)
                          Reviewer for the Journal of Conservation Biology (2006-Present)
                          Reviewer for Studies in Avian biology (2005)


LANGUAGES:
                 Both Spanish and English are spoken and written fluently.
PRESENTATIONS:
                 Invited Presentations
                 Oral Presentation: The Big Picture about Small Mammals in Arizona
                 Estrella Mountain Community College Wildlife Speaker Series, January 2006

                 Oral Presentation: Compromise: The Real Story of Species Conservation
                 Arizona State Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology, April 2006

                 Professional Society Presentations
                 Poster Presentation: Winter Habitat and Differential Migration of Northern
                 Goshawks (Accipiter gentilis)
                 Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology June 2003

                 Oral Presentation: An analysis of Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
                 Wintering Areas
                 Annual Meeting of the Society for Raptor Research, September 2003

                 Oral Presentation: Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) Wintering Areas and
                 Movement. Utah Wildlife Society Meeting, February 2004

                 Oral Presentation: Using sea lion entanglement rates help to identify sustainable
                 fishing rates in the Gulf of California.
                 Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology June 2006

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

                 Underwood, J., C.M. White, and R.L. Rodriguez. 2006. Winter Movement and
                 Habitat Use of Northern Goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) Breeding in Utah.
                 Studies in Avian Biology 31:230-239

                 Deviche, P., K.J. McGraw, and J. Underwood. (Accepted 2006). Season-, Sex-,
                 and age-specific accumulations of plasma carotenoid pigments in free-ranging
                 White-winged crossbills (Loxia leucoptera). Functional Ecology

                 Underwood, J., C.J. Hernandez-Camacho, D. Aurioles-Gamboa, and L.R.
                 Gerber. (Accepted 2007) Using sea lion entanglement rates help to identify
                 sustainable fishing rates in the Gulf of California.

TECHNICAL REPORTS AND MANAGEMENT PLANS:

                 Underwood, J. 2006. Small Mammal Conservation Plan. Nongame and
                 Endangered Wildlife Program. Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix,
                 AZ. 80 pp.

                 Underwood, J . 2007 Interagency Management Plan for Gunnison’s Prairie Dogs
                 in Arizona. Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program. Arizona Game and
                 Fish Department, Phoenix, AZ. 49pp.

POPULAR LITERATURE

                 Underwood, J. 2007. White-throated Woodrat. Arizona Wildlife Views
                 January-February 2007:16.



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