From the Lab to the Field

Normandeau’s scientists can do it all. With over 50 years of experience, our scientists have varied certifications and degrees to work in diverse environments, markets, and with state-of-the-art technologies.


Fisheries Scientists

  • American Fisheries Society (AFS) Certified Fisheries Professionals (FP-C)
  • National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Qualified Sturgeon Experts
  • Master’s and PhD-level aquatic ecology and fisheries scientists
  • Experts in fish passage assessment and diadromous fish biology and restoration
  • More than 25 HAZWOPER-certified scientists on staff

Bat, Bird, & Wildlife Biologists

  • Certified Wildlife Biologists (CWB®)
  • Associate Wildlife Biologists (AWB®)
  • Master’s and PhD-level Scientists
  • Experienced in Performing Bat Surveys

Qualified Mussel Surveyors

  • US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Qualified Mussel Surveyors
  • Certified by USFWS and state agencies from New England to North Carolina to conduct coordination and surveys for the dwarf wedgemussel
  • Fully qualified and permitted throughout USFWS Regions 3 and 5 (19 states) and North Carolina, including but not limited to, the Upper Mississippi, Ohio, Allegheny, Tar, Neuse, Susquehanna, Delaware, Potomac, Connecticut, Merrimack, and Lake Erie drainages

Wetland Scientists

  • Professional Wetland Scientists certified by the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS)
  • New Hampshire Certified Wetland Scientists
  • Qualified Vernal Pool Identifiers
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Certified Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Plant Surveyors
  • USFWS Qualified Northeastern Bulrush Surveyors
  • More than 25 HAZWOPER-certified scientists on staff

Scientific Diving

  • Certified Divemasters
  • SCUBA-certified divers conform to all pertinent safety standards, including strict adherence to OSHA regulations, Subpart T (Commercial Diving Standards), and Normandeau’s Diving Safety Manual
  • Certified Biological Divers
  • Licensed Boat Captains

Permitting & NEPA Specialists

  • Senior Regulatory Specialists
  • Licensed Professional Engineers
  • Approved FERC Third-Party EIS Contractor
  • Former EPA Regional Administrator
  • Former USACE District Commander

Data Analysts

Expertise in Data Management and Analysis Software Packages: SAS, Matlab, Echoview, Primer-E, R, ESRI GIS, ArcPro/ArcGIS, Access, MySQL, Linux, AWS, EC2, Python, Pytorch, kaleidoscope, sonobat, raven-pro, SasLabPro, CAD

Biological Laboratory

  • Certified Taxonomists
  • Senior staff with over 100 years of combined taxonomic experience
  • Benthic Macroinvertebrate Taxonomic Certifications from the Society for Freshwater Scientists (Eastern EPT,
  • Eastern General Arthropods, Eastern Chironomidae)
  • Macroinvertebrate Lab that meets the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Stream Condition Index Laboratory audit standards
  • Certified by North Carolina for Adult Fish and Ichthyoplankton
  • Certified by South Carolina for Benthic Macroinvertebrate Taxonomy, Adult Fish, and Ichthyoplankton, Phytoplankton, and Zooplankton
  • Prequalified to provide Benthic Laboratory Services for Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection