PATRICK SMERCZYNSKI

PATRICK SMERCZYNSKI

Education

MASTER OF FORESTRY, SAF Accredited, May 2016
CERTIFICATE OF GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS, May 2016
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE, May 2014
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Concentration: Plant and Soil Science
Minor: Forestry

Professional Experience

Forest Technician, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Umbagog
Assisted in marking of timber sale, created watch list ID guides for invasive insects, forest pathogens, and indicator plant species. Used GIS to create habitat model for early successional species. Tested out a new inventory program Forest Metrix by inventorying the harvest areas in the Refuge. May 2015 – August 2015

Operations Assistant, Duke University Forest, Durham, NC
Assist in collection of Forest inventory, data management, and general maintenance. September 2014 – May 2015, September 2015-Present

Researcher, UVM Horticultural Research Center, Vermont State Agricultural Experiement Station Burlington, VT 

Assist farm manager Terrance Bradshaw with apple and grape research and production. Maintain both organic and conventional apples in both grafted field and dwarfed trellis systems. Mechanical repairs and maintenance. August 2013-2014

Researcher, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY.

Assisted Dr. CourtneyWeber with his variety trial research for plasticulture strawberries, high tunnel and field setups for blackberries/raspberries/ black raspberries. Setup/ maintenance of spotted wing drosophila spray rig. Summer 2012 and 2013

Trustees of the Reservations, Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA
Serviced and operated all machinery and equipment, performed all physical labor and plantings. May 2009-August 2011

Other Experience

Duke Graduate Rugby, UVM Rugby (Captain),UVM Outing Club, Hunting, Dual citizenship with Ireland

Program Area

Master of Forestry

Skills

ecology
environmental compliance
excel modeling
forest management
GIS
project management
survey design
sustainability

Contact

pjs31@duke.edu

Graduation Date

May 2016