Joel is a fisheries biologist with over two decades of professional experience. He has extensive experience in project management and preparation of technical reports, including constraints analyses and biological survey reports. Joel has also worked on biological assessments for Federal Endangered Species Act Section 7 and Section 10 consultations, Caltrans Natural Environment Studies, California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act documentation, mitigation and monitoring plans, and various regulatory permit applications and coordination.
Joel conducts environmental studies for a broad assortment of projects throughout California, including restoration, large-scale dam removal and licensing, transportation infrastructure, wastewater treatment, flood control, mining, development, and energy projects. He has experience with special-status species surveys, nesting bird surveys, and fish and amphibian handling/relocation. Joel’s expertise in fisheries biology and aquatic ecology spans estuarine and freshwater environments. He is a recognized expert in endemic southern California fish, amphibians, and aquatic reptiles.
Swift, C.C., Holland, D., Booker, M., Woodfield, R., Gutierrez, A. Howard, S., Mulder, J. Lohstroh, B., and Bailey, E. (2018). Long-term Qualitative Changes in Fish Populations and Aquatic Habitat in San Mateo Creek Lagoon, Northern San Diego County, California. Bulletin, Southern California Academy of Sciences. 117. 1-28.
Swift, C.C, Mulder J., Dellith, C., and Kittleson, K. (2018). Mortality of Native and Non-native Fishes during Artificial Breaching of Coastal Lagoons in Southern and Central California. Bulletin, Southern California Academy of Sciences. 117. 157-168.
Swift, C.C., Howard, S., Mulder, J., Pondella, D.P., 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, Southern California Academy of Sciences, 113(3), 153-164.