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Matthew Opdyke

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Matthew Opdyke
Associate Professor
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA

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Botanical surveys including herbaceous and woody plants, endangered species and tree measurements (height, trunk width, tree dating). Invasive species surveys and land management plans. Wetland plant monitoring for remediation requirements. Aquatic macroinvertebrate, water chemistry and physical measurements of streams for environmental assessments or conservation science.

Environmental Assessment Ecology and Biology


Associate Professor of Environmental Science at Point Park University currently working with nonprofit organizations in two separate projects (1) developing a conservation plan for Fishing Creek watershed in Pennsylvania by surveying the physical, chemical and biological properties of the watershed and (2) long-term monitoring of wetland plants following remediation practices. Previously worked as a wetland ecologist at Savannah River Ecology Laboratory in South Carolina and as an environmental chemist at Michigan State University. Doctoral degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Master's degree from Indiana University at Bloomington, IN focused on stream ecology.

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