Ziphius EcoServices

DAGMAR FERTL
Plano, Texas
Phone 972.742.5206
dagmar@ziphiusecoservices.com

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To quote Senegalese forest scientist Baba Dioum, “In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.”

Expertise

Literature and data reviews

Report preparation and technical editing

Preparation of scientific publications

Preparation of NEPA (and related) documents (EIS, EA, BA, EFH Assessment, marine mammal take permits)

Visual observer for marine mammals

Public presentations (speaker and moderator)

Educational outreach

 
Meeting President Bill Clinton

1999 USDOI 150th Anniversary Celebration - President Bill Clinton and Dagmar Fertl

 

About dagmar fertl

Dagmar Fertl is a marine mammal biologist with more than 15 years of experience with marine mammals and issues affecting them (e.g., fishery interactions; military training exercises; effects of oil/gas exploration/development activities, including noise and explosive impacts). Her research interests lie in the realm of natural history and behavioral ecology of marine protected species and the impacts of human activities on these animals. Dagmar has more than 10 years of experience in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation. She also has been involved in many outreach efforts to educate the public about marine mammals.

Dagmar’s graduate research focused on the association of bottlenose dolphins with the shrimp fishery in Galveston Bay, Texas (Gulf of Mexico). She has been involved in shipboard and aerial surveys for cetaceans along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coastlines, as well as photo-identification surveys and live captures of dolphins. Her post-graduate employment has focused on an array of marine protected species assessments for the western North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, eastern and western North Pacific Ocean (including the U.S. West Coast, Alaska, Hawaii, Japan/Okinawa, and Guam/CNMI), and Mediterranean. Dagmar established Ziphius EcoServices in 2007 as a source for marine protected species expertise, especially as it relates to environmental compliance needs.

Professional Memberships/Associations/Training:

  • Society for Marine Mammalogy
  • European Cetacean Society
  • International Sea Turtle Society
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Shipley Environmental "Applying the NEPA Process"