We employ some of the finest biologists in California. Profiles include Peter H. Bloom Ph.D., Marcus England, Michael Kheun Ph.D., and Jaclyn Catino.
BBI employs some of the most talented and respected biologists in California.
Founder and chief executive Peter H. Bloom, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed raptor biologist, having spent more than four decades studying, banding, and tracking hawks, eagles, kites, condors, and owls, and working with landowners and the regulatory agencies in conserving their habitats. Dr. Bloom has published on the biology of raptors in more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific papers and technical reports and has spent over 950 hours conducting helicopter and fixed-wing nest survey work and aerial radio-tracking of raptors. He is considered one of the best all-around field biologists in California with his extensive knowledge and experience with all terrestrial vertebrate groups (amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals) and the vascular plants.
Dr. Bloom has prepared or contributed to the production of numerous biological assessments and environmental impact reports for clients including, The Irvine Company, Rancho Mission Viejo, Tejon Ranch, Newhall Ranch, Ahmanson Ranch, Metropolitan Water District, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He has also worked extensively with the Department of Defense, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, California Department of Fish and Game, and various non-profit conservation groups providing valuable research and advice, primarily on raptor ecology and conservation.
Senior Biologist / Statistical Analyst
Dr. Michael Kuehn is an avian ecologist with experience conducting field research throughout the Americas from Ecuador to Alaska. He also has a solid working knowledge of the other terrestrial vertebrate groups (amphibians, reptiles, and mammals), and has taught courses about their ecology and identification at UC-Santa Barbara. He is familiar with the fauna and flora of coastal California and the Mojave/Sonoran Desert regions. Dr. Kuehn has studied nesting birds for 20 years, principally in California, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Alaska, but also in Ecuador.
Dr. Kuehn has been responsible for a wide variety of biological, ecological, and conservation studies ranging from local biological assessments to studies aimed at understanding specific stressors on regional avian communities. He has designed and conducted numerous avian field studies, and supervised field crews during the implementation of these studies in addition to performing statistical analysis and interpretation of data for report preparation. Click here for more information on Dr. Michael Kuehn.
Biologist / Assistant Secretary
Jackie Catino is an avian biologist with a particular interest in raptors. Since joining BBI in 2012, she had conducted daily nesting bird surveys and monitoring for large construction projects, and conducted point count surveys for large birds for energy projects. She has worked with Virginia Coastal Wildlife Observatory to trap and band raptors and San Diego State University to trap and band Gull-billed Terns on a US Navy base. Click here for more information on Jackie Catino.
Rebecca Morales, President / CEO / Secretary
Rebecca Morales is the CEO, President, and Secretary for BBI. Ms. Morales and Dr. Bloom have worked together to develop BBI into what it is today, providing the structure and support necessary for biologists and their field work. In recent years, her additional collaboration with Michael Keller has succeeded in further strengthening BBI, creating a new platform for the respected, productive science for which BBI has long been known.
Breanna Bartels, CFO
Breanna Bartels is the CFO for BBI. Running the day to day operations, Breanna ensures the smooth exchange between client and management at BBI.