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Nikos Hunner

Soil Scientist

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Phone:   (530) 478-6885

Cell:       (530) 249-4603




Nikos began working with AMSET in 2007 and has focused mostly on soil and watershed analysis relating to fuel and forest health treatments, and off-highway vehicle use on Forest Service land. Assisting with the Fire Behavior Analysis Team, Nikos is experienced with programming and operating dataloggers in areas predicted to burn from wildfire. Prior to 2007 he managed soil and groundwater remediation projects in the San Francisco Bay area. Sites were contaminated mostly with volatile organic compounds and main duties included operation and maintenance of groundwater treatment systems and compiling reports for regulating water quality agencies.

Areas of Expertise

In compiling and analyzing soil and groundwater data, Nikos has become very familiar with Arc View GIS and Microsoft Excel. Outside the office, he excels in collecting site specific data by mountain bike, foot, or four wheel drive vehicle using GPS and digital camera.


  • BS, Soil Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo