Devin Hollister has been a wildlife biologist with Nomad Ecology since 2018, where he has conducted habitat assessments, protocol-level wildlife surveys, pre-construction surveys, nesting bird surveys, biological resource surveys, and regulatory compliance monitoring across the greater San Francisco Bay Area. He is also adept in desktop analysis and cartography, geospatial analysis, and georectification using ArcGIS software.
Mr. Hollister has been trained on the natural history of Alameda whipsnake, California tiger salamander, and California red-legged frog, including suitable habitat, life cycle, and identifying characteristics for each species. He has assisted in the pit-fall trapping of California tiger salamander and California red-legged frog. He is an agency-approved biologist who has conducted multiple surveys for Alameda whipsnake, giant garter snake, American peregrine falcon, Cooper's hawk, Swainson's hawk, California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, San Francisco dusky-footed woodrat, western spadefoot, San Diego desert woodrat, American badger, western pond turtle, western burrowing owl, valley elderberry longhorn beetle, San Joaquin kit fox, American badger, Coho and Chinook salmon, steelhead, and nesting birds. He has also conducted seine and dipnet surveys for vernal pool branchiopods, California tiger salamander, and California red-legged frog in natural and constructed vernal pools.
Devin Hollister graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Environmental Biology with an emphasis in Insect and Arthropod Science and a Music Minor. His academic experience also includes ecological research at Lake Myvatn, Iceland, and a professional certificate in Data Analysis, including R statistical analysis and advanced Excel techniques, from the University of California, Berkeley Extension.