Tom Fox, an aquatic biologist with over 15 years of experience in environmental services, has joined CALYX Engineers and Consultants. He comes to the firm from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC), where he served as an aquatic wildlife diversity biologist.
Tom holds his North Carolina Endangered Species Permit and Scientific Fish Collecting License for freshwater mussels, fish, crayfish, snails, Neuse River Waterdog, Eastern Hellbender, and Mudpuppy and is prequalified by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to perform mussel studies and surveys statewide, a service not before offered by CALYX. “Tom expands our environmental group offerings to better serve the NCDOT and can provide services to potential new clients such as utility companies and the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission,” said Mark Mickley, environmental group manager at CALYX. “There is a need, and Tom can fill it. He is already working on numerous aquatic surveys across the state, so he’s hitting the ground running.”
In addition to his field work, Tom is authoring five publications about his studies of freshwater mussels. He has also presented at numerous industry symposiums as well as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Tom earned his Master of Science in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology from North Carolina State University and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from George Washington University. He is a member of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society and the American Fisheries Society.