Joel Mulder has more than 16 years of experience in ecological and biological communities in California. Focusing primarily on freshwater ecology, his experience includes aquatic habitats and endemic fishes, reptiles, and amphibians of the west coast. Mr. Mulder holds a federal 10(a)1(A) recovery permit for unarmored threespine stickleback, Santa Ana sucker, tidewater goby, and California red-legged frog. His experience also includes sampling, monitoring, mitigation, and relocation of a variety of other special status aquatic, terrestrial, and avian species. Mr. Mulder specializes in Endangered Species Act Section 7 and 10 consultations, as well as providing biological assessments for a variety of permitting and environmental documents for various State and Federal agencies. Mr. Mulder has managed and conducted environmental studies for a wide range of projects throughout California including large-scale dam removal, infrastructure, wastewater treatment, flood control, mining, development, and energy projects.
Selected Publications & Projects
Swift, C.C., Howard, S., Mulder, J., Pondella, D; and Keegan, T.P. (2014). Expansion of the non-native Mississippi Silverside, Menidia audens (Pisces, Atherinopsidae), into fresh and marine waters of coastal southern California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences: Vol. 113: Iss. 3.
Mulder, Joel and Thompson, Rosemary. Tidewater Goby Passage Barriers and Observed Behavior. American Fisheries Society CalNeva Annual Conference. San Diego. 2014.
Mulder, Joel. 2014 Carmel River Reroute and Dam Removal Project Fish Rescue. American Fisheries Society CalNeva Annual Conference. Santa Cruz. 2015.
Mulder, Joel. 2014 Carmel River Reroute and Dam Removal Project Fish Rescue. Salmonid Restoration Federation Annual Conference. Santa Rosa. 2015
Mulder, Joel. 2015 Carmel River Reroute and Dam Removal Project Fish Rescue. American Fisheries Society Western Division Annual Conference. Reno. 2016
Mulder, Joel. Santa Ana Sucker Translocation Plan Development. American Fisheries Society Western Division Annual Conference. Reno. 2016.