Senior Managing Ecologist

Rex Bergamini, Ph.D.

Dr. Bergamini is an environmental endocrinologist, ecotoxicologist and wildlife biologist with 30 years experience addressing a variety of environmental issues. He has worked extensively in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in the northeast, southeast and southwest United States and Mexico, ranging from deciduous forest, freshwater and marine wetland to desertland, scrubland and montane conifer forest and woodland biotic communities.
As a field biologist, Dr. Bergamini has conducted investigations of population and community-level effects to both invertebrate and vertebrate organisms in contaminated wetlands, brownfield sites, historic mining sites, catastrophic wildfire landscapes as well relatively pristine sites. He is well versed in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA), and has extensive experience and permits for surveying for species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
As an accomplished laboratory biologist, Dr. Bergamini is an expert in endocrine disruption, genomics, eDNA, stable isotopes, and has conducted investigations into the effects of pharmaceuticals and personal care products, metals and pesticides on the resiliency of aquatic vertebrates. He has lectured on ecological risk assessment, wetland restoration, conservation biology, vertebrate zoology, animal physiology and other topics. Dr. Bergamini holds a Doctorate in Biology emphasis Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology from Northern Arizona University, a Master's in Education emphasis Environmental Science from Plymouth State University, and a Bachelor’s in Biology from University of Colorado – Boulder.

Dr. Bergamini's Species Survey Permits

• Narrow-headed and Northern Mexican Garternsake
• Yellow-billed Cuckoo
• Southwestern Willow Flycatcher
• Chiricahua Leopard Frog
• Mexican Spotted Owl