BRIAN KIRKPATRICK has been appointed by GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. as a senior project manager in its ecology group, based in GZA’s Syracuse office. He is a certified wildlife biologist with more than 30 years of experience as a consultant serving a broad range of clients in New Jersey, New York, and other states. His work has included permitting, wetlands delineations and assessment, wetlands mitigation, endangered-species habitat, wildlife-habitat analysis, regulatory-constraints analysis, biodiversity planning, and environmental-impact analysis. Most recently, Kirkpatrick has focused on the wildlife impacts of renewable-energy facilities, including assisting in permitting the largest solar facility built on a Superfund site to date. He earned his bachelor’s degree in wildlife resources from West Virginia University and has completed additional studies in wetlands creation and analysis at Rutgers University.