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Russell Doughty





  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • GIS dataset acquisition, management, and analysis
  • Computer programming with Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Forming partnerships between federal, state, tribal agencies and universities
  • Federal, state, and tribal natural resource policy and legislation
  • Field experience in 5 North American ecoregions: Cascadia, Sonora, Great Basin, Dixon, Prairies
  • Safety: 110 weeks of backcountry leadership with perfect safety record




PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Oklahoma: Dept. of Microbiology and Plant Biology, Center for Spatial Analysis, Earth Observation and Modeling Facility.

§  Current student; Dr. Xiangming Xiao advisor


Master of Natural Resources at Oregon State University: Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society

§  3.97 GPA


Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Natural Resources at Oregon State University: Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society – 2012

§  3.94 GPA


Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Grinnell College, Iowa 2005

§  Ranked #1 Overall College in the US by Newsweek in 2004


High School Diploma at Talihina, Oklahoma 2001

§  4.0 GPA

§  Second All-State athlete in school history

§  One of four statewide recipients of the Oklahoma Coaches Association scholarship ($2000)





Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Xiangming Xiao – August 2016 to Present

§  Use of ArcGIS, Python, and remote sensing data to explore the role of Oklahoma’s forest ecosystems in the carbon and water cycles

§  Analysis of gross primary production and evapotranspiration during drought periods for Oklahoma’s croplands

§  Assist in developing curriculum for K-12 grades with the K20 Center



Coordinator for Oklahomans for Responsible Water Policy – November 2013 to September 2016

§  Sole employee for 501c3 and 501c4 non-profit organizations

§  Responsible for over 80 duties including website development, outreach, accounting, tax preparation, public speaking on local and national radio/television, annual meetings, board meetings

§  Worked very closely with the Choctaw Nation by providing scientific research, maps, and GIS related datasets


Climate Change & Phenology Intern for Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks – Summer 2013

§  Recipient of the George Wright Climate Change Initiative from the University of Washington

§  Develop and field test web-based framework for phenology education

§  Assist in developing phenological lesson plans for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students

§  Collaborate with educators, biologists, resource managers, researchers, and IT professionals at the local and national level to build Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park’s phenology website at


Temporary Research Assistant for Dr. David Perry at Oregon State University – 2012

§  Collect soil samples and biomass measurements for Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) projects at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest


Educational Consultant for Mobile Education Store: Salem, OR – 2012 to 2013

§  Technical advisor and editor for Pines to Vines, a digital book on forest ecosystems for the nation’s leader in mobile education for children

§  Digital book is for grades 1 thru 8

§  Available for mobile AppleOS devices such as iPhones and iPads


Family Forest Land Manager in Buffalo Valley, Oklahoma – 2009 to Current

§  120 acres of species-rich timberland managed for old-growth since the 1940s

§  Aid landowner in formulating and supervising sustainable land management projects

§  Wrote a long-term sustainable management plan certifiable by the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) and Oklahoma’s Forest Stewardship Project

§  Family forest has some of the oldest pine in the valley, and a state champion hickory


Wilderness Trails Crew Leader for US Forest Service: Chelan, Washington – 2011

§  Safely lead trail crew in accomplishment of project goals under hazardous conditions during 10-day backcountry tours

§  Train crew members on proper trail & tool maintenance, including crosscut saws

§  Guided & coordinated several backcountry volunteer work parties, each lasting 1 week

§  All work performed in very remote and inaccessible areas of the North Cascades

§  Explosive blasting and prescribed burning experience


Mentor, Teacher and Crew Leader for Northwest Youth Corps: Eugene, OR – 2009 to 2011

§  Supervisor for Leadership Development and Backcountry Leadership Programs

§  6 week long backcountry projects

§  Physical and mental development of adults and youth ages 16-19

§  Daily lessons with students earning high school biology and PE credits



AmeriCorps Volunteer for Environmental Corps at American Youthworks: Austin, TX – 2009

§  Over 800 hours of trail maintenance and construction, chainsaw work, invasive species removal, and restoration projects

§  11-day front and backcountry projects at state parks in west, central, and east Texas


Business and IT Consultant: ATEC Diversified, LLC: Hot Springs, AR – 2007 to 2008

§  Management of welding and steel fabrication company with revenues in excess of $1 million annually

§  Website development, graphic artist & marketing; top placement in Google search engine with over 1 million unique page views in under 3 years (current site is not my work)

§  Skills developed include financial accounting, budgeting, market research, capital investment, product development, patent filing, distributorship agreements, trademarks, and metal inert gas (MIG) welding


Legal Assistant: Brown McCarroll, LLP: Austin, TX, 2005-2007

§  Data entry, analysis, legal research, written and oral presentations for the largest law firm in Austin, Texas

§  Experience in administrative health care law, intellectual property, and product liability

§  Microsoft Access database management




§  Use of ArcGIS and Python programming language beginning in 2012

§  Familiar with National Park Service website development platform

§  Wrote my first computer program in 1995 at the age of 13 using VisualBasic 4.0

§  Replaced hardware in my first personal computer in 1997 with current-day expertise in hardware, including mobile devices

§  Skillful in all versions of HTML, including CSS since induction, coding my first sites in Notepad; comfortable in the Adobe Dreamweaver environment

§  Owner and designer of 5 domain addresses from 1997 to present with millions of page views

§  Sixteen years of proficiency in computer-generated graphic arts using Adobe Photoshop versions 4.0 to CS6 (released 1996 to 2012)

§  Creation of PDF files using Adobe Acrobat Professional versions 5.0 to 10.0, 2001 thru present

§  Proficient in JavaScript and data structures since 2002

§  Professional document production in Microsoft Office since debut in 1995, including Word, Frontpage, Powerpoint, and complex charts and formulas in Excel

§  Involved in commercial and educational projects such as computer programs, websites, marketing materials, printed/oral reports, JavaScript web-based features, YouTube videos and AppleOS/AndroidOS mobile applications

§  Type 70+ words a minute, error free








Owner & Auctioneer: Double Jack Auctions, LLC: Dallas, Texas – 2011 to 2012

§  Sole member; placed items on auction through consignment using rental space at an antique mall

§  $5,000/mo in revenue

§  Reduce – Reuse – Reauction


Owner and Operator: BudgetComp, LLC: Grinnell, IA – 2002 to 2003

§  Assembled custom computers to customers’ specifications

§  Webmaster and graphic artist for (now defunct)


Pioneer Fund Raiser: Grinnell College, Iowa – 2001 to 2005

§  Enhanced the college's general operating fund by seeking support from alumni and parents of current students via telephone


Cook: McDonald’s Restaurant: Grinnell and Iowa City, IA 2002 to 2004

§  Cashier and cook





Zhang, Geli, et al. "Spatiotemporal patterns of paddy rice croplands in China and India from 2000 to 2015." Science of The Total Environment (2016).


Top Varieties of the Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents. 2017. In review. The most authoritative numismatic collection of reference material ever assembled for Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cents.


Sequoia National Park Internship Video. 2013. Produced with Lightworks 11 for the National Park Service and the Climate Change Youth Initiative


Pines to Vines. 2013. Digital book for pre-high school students available on the iPad and iPhone


“Wrong Side of the Window”. 2010. The Grinnell Magazine. June 24.


Personal Website – Self-published site contains over 15 unpublished research papers, a field portfolio, and my botany and landscape photo galleries





University of Oklahoma

§  Recipient of a Graduate Research Assistantship and full tuition remission

§  Graduate Student Senator


Oklahoma Numismatic Association

§  Recipient of a $1500 scholarship to attend 2016 Summer Seminar hosted by the American Numismatic Association


Central States Numismatic Society

§  Recipient of a $4900 grant in 2016 to publish my book on Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cent Die Varieties


Oregon State University

§  Recipient of Climate Change Youth Initiative internship funded by University of Washington


Grinnell College

§  Trustee Honor Scholar

§  Chess Club Founder

§  Football Letter Award

§  Town-and-Gown Rugby


Talihina High School

§  4.0 GPA

§  Eagle Scout

§  2nd All-State athlete in school history

§  2001 All-Conference Lineman of the Year

§  One of four statewide recipients of the Oklahoma Coaches Association Scholarship ($2000)

§  1st qualifier and medalist in statewide Mock Trial competitions in school history

§  Statewide medalist in Cross-Examination Debate

§  3-time statewide competitor in Domestic Extemporaneous Speech

§  Statewide competitor in Powerlifting

§  Never used a calculator (used a trig chart to do functions by hand)



  • AmeriCorps: American Youthworks in Austin, TX – Over 800 hours
  • Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, CA – 560 hours
  • Greenbelt Land Trust of Corvallis, Oregon
  • HJ Andrews Experimental Forest in Oregon
  • Northwest Youth Corps  of Eugene, Oregon
  • Friends of the Ouachita Trail (FoOT) in Oklahoma
  • American Red Cross of Oklahoma



§  First Aid & CPR

§  Crosscut Instructor for USFS – Bucking & Falling

§  Bridge Inspector for USFS – Major & Minor Bridges

§  Wildland Firefighter Type II – “Red Card”




§  1000 hours saw experience – Bucking and felling with 25” bar and crosscut

§  Motorcycle, snow mobile, boat, tractor, manual transmission experienced

§  MIG Welding (Flux & Solid Core), amateur stick welding

§  Small scale timber harvesting and milling



§  Angling

§  Astronomy

§  Backcountry camping & hiking

§  Bass guitar

§  Bow hunting deer and elk

§  Birding (most North American species identified)

§  Chess

§  Leatherworking

§  Medium distance running

§  Numismatics

§  Photography – landscapes and botany macro

§  Weightlifting

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