Collin Ray

Environmental Scientist/GIS Analyst

Collin Ray has more than ten years of experience with an emphasis in research and reporting of toxicological impacts, ecological services, and biological assessments. Mr. Ray’s educational background focused on marine and restoration ecology; recent university coursework has expanded skills to include spatial analysis using geographic information systems. Diverse professional experience has established a broad understanding of environmental impacts and assessment techniques including ten years of laboratory experience in ecotoxicology testing of sediments, soils, and water. Mr. Ray has applied forensic laboratory studies, such as toxicity identification and reduction evaluations, in remedial investigations and contamination characterizations. His expertise in field work and application of ecological principles has led to many sampling and surveying opportunities: numerous habitat surveys of aquatic (ground, scuba, and vessel-based programs), riparian, and terrestrial environments; monitoring of restoration sites and options analysis for potential restoration projects; and sample collection in support of Natural Resource Damage Assessments. Work has been performed from the northern margin of Alaska (Beaufort and Chukchi Seas), to Southern California and much of the Gulf of Mexico. Current project work has included the application of Habitat Equivalency Analysis for solving questions of mitigation and compensation. Mr. Ray has added GIS to his skill set and is competent in applying ESRI’s ArcGIS suite to understanding spatial questions of contamination and ecology. He has recently performed spatial analysis for the design of dredged material evaluations and offsets for mitigation associated with international development projects. 

Education 

BS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 2007
University of Washington