Education • Research • Evaluation • Restoration • Management
Abbreviated Resume  (For complete vita, please contact us)

Dr. Mickey E. Heitmeyer
Greenbrier Wetland Services
Rt. 2, Box 2735
Advance, MO 63730


Ph.D.  1985    University of Missouri-Columbia.  Major: Wildlife Biology
M.S.    1980    Oklahoma State University.  Major: Wildlife Ecology
B.S.     1978    University of Missouri-Columbia.  Major: Fisheries and Wildlife


2006-present    Owner, Greenbrier Wetland Services, Advance, MO.

1998-2007    Research Associate and Interim Director, Gaylord Memorial Laboratory, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri-Columbia. Puxico, MO.

1994-1998    Director, Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research, Ducks Unlimited, Inc. and Ducks Unlimited Canada.  Memphis, TN.

1992-1994    Group Manager, Conservation Programs, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.  Memphis, TN.

1990-1992    Director of Operations-Pacific Flyway, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.  Sacramento, CA.

1988-1990    Director of Research and Outreach, California Waterfowl Association, Sacramento, CA.

1984-1988    Research Biologist, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA.

Other positions prior to 1984 included graduate assistant and seasonal employment with the Missouri and Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Units of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Missouri Department of Conservation.


Over 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles in journals, symposia, and books; over 30 major scientific reports prepared for natural resource agencies, scientific societies, and professional working groups; over 20 semi-technical popular articles in professional and resource magazines and online journals; and over 200 presentations at scientific conferences, symposia, workshops, meetings, and working groups.


Involvement in over 400 extension activities since 1978.  Examples include:

Scientific consultation on over 20 Environmental Impact Statements prepared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Forest Service, and state agencies.

Author, contributor, reviewer, and scientific advisor on over 100 wetland development and management plans for 20 state and federal resource agencies.

Consultant on 15 comprehensive conservation plans (CCP) for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges.

Consultant on over 100 private waterfowl hunting and conservation properties.

Scientific reviewer for U.S. Congressional drafts of proposed natural resource legislation including the USDA Farm Bill, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and various water issues.

Expert witness for 6 civil lawsuits involving impacts of proposed developments on natural resource and intervention in wetland issues before the Arkansas Public Service.

Primary contracting consultant for preparation of HGM ecosystem restoration evaluations in 10 large floodplain watersheds and state wildlife conservation areas in AR, MO, UT, IL, IA, and OK.


Participated in, and helped coordinate, over 100 professional education workshops on various aspects of waterfowl, wetland, agricultural land management, and natural policy issues.

Coordinated and on the Steering Committee for three large international symposia.

Lecturer and Teacher for over 20 university, agency, and California state BAR courses.

Managing Editor, Associate Editor, and Editorial Board Member for five national and regional natural resource and conservation magazines, and newsletters.


Principal or co-principal investigator on over 50 research and ecosystem evaluation projects with annual budgets ranging to $500,000.

Administrative positions with Ducks Unlimited Inc. supervised over 100 staff and annual budgets of $10 million.

Administrator of the Gaylord Memorial Laboratory and supervised graduate students and university staff with annual budgets of up to $1.5 million.


Participated in over 40 national and international resource committees of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, The Wildlife Society, Soil and Water Conservation Society, International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, North American Wetland Conservation Council, California Wetland Policy Forum, California State Chamber of Commerce, American Ornithologist Union, and several universities and state agencies.

Dennis G. Raveling Scholarship Management Committee

Board of Directors, Conservation Federation of Missouri.