Marchel Munnecke is an experienced, senior-level botanist, vegetation ecologist and soil scientist.
Marchel and Dr. Alice Miller are co-owners of Pyramid Botanical Consultants. For the last few years, Marchel has been working primarily in the capacity of a soil scientist involved with land capability permitting for Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA). Marchel is also a skilled botanist, with experience from the coasts of California and Oregon, to inland Montana. She has worked in a wide range of ecosystems including wetland, riparian, vernal pool, desert, foothill, to alpine ecosystems. Marchel has worked for over 20 years developing Ecological Sites for NRCS soil surveys. Ecological sites incorporate abiotic and biotic variables that drive ecosystem development, such as geology, soil qualities, climate, and landform. The effect of natural and un-natural disturbances such as fire, fire suppression, or invasive species, are described using state-and-transition models. Marchel is an excellent project manager, and has designed field monitoring and inventory protocols, developed budgets, organized and trained crews, conducted data analysis, and developed final documents. Field data types include: soil logs, plant species cover and production data, forest inventory (FIA), rangeland inventory (NRI), stream profile and cross section measurements, wetland delineations, and other field data.