Kari Dupler, PWS

Senior Biologist

Overview

Kari Dupler is a Senior Biologist with WRA, Inc. She earned a M.S. in Biology from Eastern Kentucky University where her research focused on validation of the Kentucky Wetland Rapid Assessment method using amphibian community composition. Kari has worked on several wetland research projects in Texas, Kentucky, and California, and most recently worked on a monitoring project for the U.S. Forest Service in the Sierra Nevada.

Prior to joining WRA, Kari worked as a scientific consultant in California for over six years. She has experience obtaining permits from regulatory agencies such as Regional Water Quality Control Boards, site management of remediation activities, and preparation of technical reports. Kari has experience with field identification of a variety of amphibians, plants, and aquatic insects.

Publications

[in progress] Dupler, K., Guidugli, M., Brown, D., Richter, S.C. Evaluating Wetland Quality: A Comparison of Amphibian Community Composition and the Kentucky Wetland Rapid Assessment Method.

[in progress] Dupler, K. & Richter, S.C. The Effect of Historic Land-use on Amphibian Richness and Abundance.

Dupler, K., Guidugli, M., Brown, D., Richter, S.C. Evaluating Wetland Quality: A Comparison of Amphibian Community Composition and the Kentucky Wetland Rapid Assessment Method. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, June 2015. Oral Presentation

Dupler, K., Guidugli, M., Brown, D., Richter, S.C. Developing an Amphibian Index of Biotic Integrity and Validating a Rapid Assessment Method for Kentucky’s Wetlands. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Chattanooga, TN, August 2014. Poster

McMurry, S.T., Smith, L.M., Dupler, K.,Gutierrez, M.B. Influence of Land Use on Body Size and Splenic Cellularity in Wetland Breeding Spea spp. Journal of Herpetology. Sep 2009: Vol. 43, Issue 3, pg(s) 421-430 doi: 10.1670/07-126R2.1

Projects

Oak Knoll Development Project, Oakland, California

U.S. Forest Service, Stanislaus and Sierra National Forests, California

Riparian Wetland Monitoring and Rapid Assessment, Kentucky

Education

M.S., Biology, Eastern Kentucky University. 2016

B.S., Biology Texas Tech University. 2006. Emphasis: Ecology; Minor: Geology

Other

Family-Level Aquatic Insect Identification Certification from Society for Freshwater Science