Staff Directory


Mourad Gabriel M.S., Ph.D.
Executive Director and Senior Ecologist

Dr. Mourad Gabriel co-founded IERC with Greta Wengert in 2004.  Mourad earned his B.S. in Wildlife Biology at Humboldt State University, his M.S. in Wildlife Ecology at Humboldt State University, and his Ph.D in Comparative Pathology (emphasis on wildlife disease ecology) at the University of California Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.

Greta Wengert M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Director and Senior Ecologist

Dr. Greta Wengert co-founded the organization and leads on many projects, including IERC’s bobcat/ fisher spatial ecology, forensic identification of predators, and yellow-legged frog projects. Greta earned her B.S. in Wildlife Biology at Cornell University, her M.S. in Wildlife Ecology at Humboldt State University, and her Ph.D. in Ecology at the University of California Davis.

Corrina Kamoroff
Ecological Technician

Corrina Kamoroff is an ecological technician with IERC who joined us in the Fall of 2014. She is a graduate of the University of California Davis, Wildlife and Ecology program. As an IERC ecological technician, Corrina has worked on several projects from small mammal trapping and remote camera work to habitat restoration. She also assists in our molecular ecology and serological investigations of wildlife health and interspecific interactions.

Leah Kerschner
Ecological Technician

Leah Kerschner started in IERC’s internship program where she assisted in our southern Sierra Nevada bobcat-fisher relationships project during 2013- 2014. She is currently an IERC ecological technician assisting on projects investigating ecosystem health and is directing the field portion of our fisher-bobcat- mountain lion interactions project for 2015. Leah graduated from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada in biology.

Noel Soderfelt
Ecological Technician

Noel Soderfelt has worked for IERC as an ecological technician for several seasons. His natural resource experience entails protocol surveys for various raptors of conservation concern and amphibian and forest carnivore monitoring throughout California. Noel is a current natural resource student at the College of the Redwoods and involved in additional ecosystem health monitoring projects IERC is directing.

Richard N. Brown  Ph.D., D.V.M.
Board Director and Wildlife Veterinarian

Dr. Richard Brown is a disease ecologist and wildlife veterinarian for IERC and a Professor in the Department of Wildlife at Humboldt State University. Rick earned his B.S. in Zoology at the University of California at Davis, his M.S. in Biology (emphasis on mammalian population ecology) at the University of Colorado at Boulder, his Ph.D. in Parasitology (emphasis on disease ecology) at the University of California at Berkeley, and his D.V.M. with an individual track in Wildlife Health and International Medicine, at the University of California at Davis.

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