Greg Sproull

Biologist

Overview

Greg Sproull is a project manager and biologist with WRA, Inc. He has more than 10 years of scientific experience in academia and in the private sector in the United States and abroad.  Prior to his time at WRA, Greg was a regulatory permitting specialist, wetland scientist, and botanist for an environmental consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he contributed to more than 50 environmental services projects.  As a William J. Fulbright research scholar in Poland, he assessed fine-scale mortality dynamics in subalpine spruce communities and created an analytical modeling system to predict future mortality drivers and patterns.  Greg’s research effectively changed Poland’s Tatra National Park’s 2015 20-year forest management plan to incorporate more ecologically sustainable management techniques and strategies.  Greg’s graduate research involved floristic composition, diversity, and distribution surveys in plant communities along an elevation gradient, which elucidated long-term drivers of herbaceous change in the Colorado Front Range.  Greg has also instructed biology courses, worked as a senior scientific editor, and coordinated a USDA-funded scientific laboratory.

At WRA, Greg regularly interfaces with clients and government agencies to provide sound environmental solutions.  Greg frequently coordinates and performs wetland delineations; manages floristic surveys, vegetation mapping, and habitat assessments; and authors and reviews complex regulatory permit applications and biological resource assessments for CEQA documents and client reports.  He integrates his critical thinking abilities, scientific expertise, and well-rounded interpersonal skills to address clients’ environmental challenges with an effective, sedulous, and objective approach.

Publications

Sproull GJ, Bukowski M, McNutt N, Zwijacz-Kozica T, Szwagrzyk J (2017) Landscape-level spruce mortality patterns and topographic forecasters of bark beetle outbreaks in managed and unmanaged forests of the Tatra Mountains. Polish Journal of Ecology 65: 24-37

Pietryzkowski M, Gruba P, Sproull GJ (2017) The effectiveness of yellow lupine (Lupinus luteus L.) green manure cropping in sand mine cast reclamation. Ecological Engineering 102: 72-79

Sproull GJ, Adamus M, Szewczyk J, Kersten G, Szwagrzyk J (2016) Fine-scale spruce mortality dynamics driven by bark beetle disturbance in Babia Góra National Park, Poland. European Journal of Forest Research 135: 507-517

Sproull GJ, Adamus M, Bukowski M, Krzyzanowski T, Szewczyk J, Statwick J, Szwagrzyk J (2015) Tree and stand-level patterns and predictors of Norway spruce mortality caused by bark beetle infestation in the Tatra Mountains. Forest Ecol. and Management 354: 261–271

Sproull GJ, Quigley MF, Sher A, González E (2015) Long-term changes in composition, diversity, and distribution patterns in four herbaceous plant communities along an elevational gradient. Journal of Vegetation Science 26: 552–563

Projects

Large Delta Restoration Project, Dixon, California

Falling Springs LLC, North Bay Mitigation Bank, Marin County, California

Halo Ranch LLC, Halo Ranch Mitigation Bank, Petaluma, California

The Primary School, The Primary School at 1200 Weeks Street, East Palo Alto, California

Strada Investment Group, 1548 Maple Street Development Project, Redwood City, California

Focus Realty Services/Lenox Homes, Laurel Place II Development Project, Contra Costa County, California

BKF International, Midcoast Mult-Modal Trail Project, Unincorporated San Mateo County, California

Butte Creek Farms, Butte Sink Mitigation Bank, Colusa, California

Education

Master of Science, Biological Sciences, University of Denver

Bachelor of Science, Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University

Other

California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Plant Voucher Collecting Permit Holder (#2081a-18-008-V)