Brian Colleran, MS, PWS, CERP 

Principal

Brian began in the environmental field in 2003 and focuses on the management of  ecosystems through the lenses of geospatial analysis and ecological restoration. He has spent 11 years leading ecological restoration projects in fluvial, wetland, riparian, and upland ecosystems. He is an authority on the impacts and management of the invasive Japanese Knotweed in particular. He currently serves on the Newbury Conservation Commission, and was formerly on the Natick Conservation Commission. 

Education:

B.S. Biology, Providence College (2003)

B.A. Sociology, Providence College (2003)

M.S. Conservation Biology, University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) (2007)

Certifications:

Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC) - Fundamentals (2016)

New England Wildflower Society - Native Plant Studies - FB: Field Botany (2018)

New England Wildflower Society - Native Plant Studies - AFB: Advanced Field Botany (2018)

Society for Ecological Restoration - CERP: Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner, #173 (2018)

Society of Wetland Scientists - PWS: Professional Wetland Scientist, #2980 (2018)

 

 

 

 

 

Publications:

Colleran BC, Goodall KE (2014) In Situ Growth and Rapid Response Management of Flood-Dispersed Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica). Invasive Plant Science and Management 7:84-92

Colleran BC, Goodall KE (2015) Extending the Timeframe for Rapid Response and Best Management Practices of Flood-Dispersed Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica). Invasive Plant Science and Management 8(2): 250-253

Presentations:

National Transportation Research Board, 2019 Annual Meeting, January 14th. Session 1324: Hot Topics and Emerging Issues in Ecology and Transportation: Invasive Japanese Knotweed as a driver of Streambank Erosion

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