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Ellery Mayence, Senior Ecologist Ellery combines a passion for ecological restoration with expertise in arid land natural resource ecology and management, wetland plant ecology, mine site rehabilitation, and applied conservation science.  He holds a B.A. in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a M.E.M. in Resource Ecology from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in Conservation Biology from the University of New Orleans.  Throughout his professional career which has included holding positions as a freelance ecologist, ecological consultant and research scientist, Ellery has consistently employed a creative and practical skill set to increase scientific capacity and deliver sound, science-based solutions to environmental problems.  He has been involved with numerous wetland and riparian habitat restoration projects along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, in and around the San Francisco Bay area, and at a Ramsar site in southeastern Australia.  He also helped draft a habitat restoration and monitoring plan for a high profile rangeland of central California, developed a how-to manual for rehabilitating coastal desert shrubland in a World Heritage Area of Western Australia, and investigated means for restoring iconic shrub and woodland habitat in central Saudi Arabia.  In his current position he is helping identify, protect, sustainably manage and rehabilitate the unique flora and fauna of Tejon Ranch.  Ellery joined the Tejon Ranch Conservancy as its Senior Ecologist in the Winter of 2016.
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