MONTPELIER — Leif Richardson, has joined the Stone Environmental team as a senior ecologist, bringing more than 15 years of experience in diverse aspects of applied ecological and environmental science, including research on impacts of diet chemistry on bees and effects of land management practices on crop pollination by managed and wild bee pollinators.
“Most of our team has hands-on experience collecting pollen and nectar samples for residue studies, but Leif brings a new level of expertise to Stone that will allow us to assist clients at the intersection of regulatory pollinator risk assessments and good laboratory practices,” said John Hanzas, agrochemical fate and exposure service leader.
Richardson previously worked as an ecologist with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and has extensive natural resource management expertise, including in land cover mapping, forestry, and game species management.
“Leif has been a major contributor to our understanding of the interdependence of pollinators and agriculture. We are pleased that he will continue to advance this science as a member of the Stone team,” said Chris Stone, president at Stone Environmental.