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2007 Georgia Basin Puget Sound Research Conference

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

 

Julian Aherne

Canada Research Chair in Environmental Modelling

Trent University

Environmental and Resource Studies

Peterborough Ontario

Canada Research Chair in Environmental Modelling, Trent University

Skip Albertson

Oceanographer

Washington State Department of Ecology

EAP

Olympia WA

Skip Albertson is a licensed engineer with MS degrees in engineering (UC-Berkeley) and oceanography (UW) who works with hydrodynamic models and hydrographic data for the WA Dept of Ecology toward a greater understanding of water quality in greater Puget Sound.

Jamie Alley

Director

British Columbia Ministry of Environment

Oceans and Marine Fisheries Branch

Victoria British Columbia

Jamie Alley is a geographer by training with degrees in natural resource management from Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria.  Jamie began his career with the BC provincial Government in 1977 and has held a variety of positions in natural resource ministries as well as the Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat and the Cabinet Office.  He is currently the Director of the new Oceans and Marine Fisheries Branch of the Ministry of Environment and has responsibility for marine fisheries management, seafood industry development and oceans resource management.

Loreen Allphin

Director

Dept. of Plant and Animal Sciences

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT

Elaine Anderson

Wildlife Program Coordinator

Langley Environmental Partners Society

Langley British Columbia

Elaine is the Wildlife Program Coordinator for LEPS. She is also a PhD student at UBC. She has a Master of Science in Environmental Planning degree (UBC), a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree (UBC), and a Bachelor of Arts degree (UBC). She is a registered Professional Planner (MCIP) and a Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.). She has worked as an Environmental Planner with the Greater Vancouver Regional District and the Township of Langley.

Eric M. Anderson

PhD Student

University of Wyoming

Dept. of Zoology and Physiology

Laramie WY

Eric Anderson received a BS from the University of Puget Sound in 1994 and an MS from the University of Wyoming in 2002.  He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Wyoming and is studying the influences of coastal resources on scoter condition throughout the annual cycle.

Roland C. Anderson

Biologist

Seattle Aquarium

Life Sciences

Seattle WA

Roland C. Anderson, Ph.D., is a biologist at the Seattle Aquarium where he has worked for 29 years. He is particularly interested in the natural history and behavior of Puget Sound cephalopods. He has published numerous articles on marine invertebrates of the Pacific Northwest in scientific journals and the trade press. He has participated in numerous conferences, giving talks on the behavior of cephalopods and other mollusks.

Peter Arcese

Professor

University of British Columbia

Centre for Applied Conservation Research

Vancouver British Columbia

Peter Arcese is FRBC Chair of Conservation Biology and Director of the Centre for Applied Conservation Research, UBC, and has much experience working with the ecology, genetics and conservation of bird, mammal and plant populations in WA, BC and Africa.

Paul A. Arp

Professor

University of New Brunswick

Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management

Fredericton New Brunswick

Research interests: forest soils, forest hydrology, forest biomass and nutrient cycling, ecological modeling, soil-based GIS applications and related field studies

Caroline Astley

Wildlife Biologist

Madrone Environmental Services Ltd.

Abbotsford British Columbia

Caroline Astley is a Wildlfie Biologist with more than four years of experience with rare species and wildlife habitat inventory in the Fraser Valley. Previous to Madrone, she was the Wildlife Coordinator for LEPS.

Amanda L. Babson

University of Washington

School of Oceanography

Seattle WA

Amanda Babson hails from Gloucester, Massachusetts. She majored in physics at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. She received her M.S. from the University of Washington School of Oceanography in 2002 and will receive her Ph.D. from the same institution in December 2006. Her research has focused on questions of circulation variability in Puget Sound using simplified and idealized modeling tools.

Peter F. Bahls

Director

Northwest Watershed Institute

Port Townsend WA

Peter Bahls is Director of Northwest Watershed Institute, a non-profit organization based in Port Townsend, WA. He earned an M.S. in Fisheries Science and Aquatic Ecology from Oregon State University and has worked on watershed assessment, protection, and restoration in Oregon and Washington for over 12 years.

Susan A. Baldwin

Associate Professor

University of British Columbia

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Vancouver British Columbia

Sue Baldwin is an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia.  Her lab works on developing genetic biomarkers for haemic neoplasia in mussels which are used for environmental monitoring.  She also does work on bioremediation and biomonitoring of contaminated sites.

Leslie B. Banigan

Environmental Health Specialist

Kitsap County Health District

Water Quality

Bremerton WA

Leslie Banigan is a Registered Sanitarian with the National Environmental Health Association and a certified On-Site Wastewater Inspector with Washington State Department of Licensing.  She is the Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC) Program Coordinator at the Bremerton-Kitsap County Health District and has been with the Health District?s Water Quality Program since 1996.  Since 1996, Leslie has worked on various pollution identification and correction projects throughout Kitsap County including Port Gamble Bay, Gorst, Tracyton, Long Lake, Burley Lagoon and the Upper Hood Canal.  Her efforts in Port Gamble Bay and Burley Lagoon were key in the identification and correction of sources of fecal coliform pollution that eventually led to the upgrade of commercial shellfish growing areas.  She is co-founder of the PIC Protocol and Priority List.  In addition, Leslie developed extensive experience in water quality monitoring techniques while assisting with the Health District?s Stream and Marine Water Trend Monitoring Program.

Carrie Baron

Drainage & Environment Manager

City of Surrey

Engineering

Surrey British Columbia

Carrie Baron is the Drainage & Environment Manager for the City of Surrey.  She is a Water Resources Engineer with over 21 years of experience in this field from both a municipal and consulting perspective.  Her section?s responsibilities include overseeing the function of the natural and manmade drainage systems within Surrey and the Engineering component of the Nature Matters Program.

Russel Barsh

Director

KWIAHT

Centre for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea

Lopez Island WA

Russel Barsh studied human ecology and law at Harvard, then taught at the University of Washington (1974-84), University of Lethbridge (1993-99) and New York University (2000-2002), and advised on Indigenous peoples and environmental issues at the United Nations (1984-2000).  He now directs KWIAHT, a nonprofit conservation laboratory in the San Juan Islands with a focus on human and climate forcing of long term ecosystem change.

Corinne J. Bassin

University of Washington

Applied Physics Laboratory

Seattle WA

Corinne Bassin has a Masters in Marine Science from University of California, Santa Barbara

Henriette Bastrup-Birk

Research Associate

Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Educational Science and Learning

Brussels Capital Region

After two years in the Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Henriette Bastrup-Birk worked for more than ten years in the EU Commission (Brussels) on community development and collaborative ecosystem management in cross-border regions. Between 1998 and 2005, she undertook ten study tours to the PS/GB region in order to gain better understanding of land use planning and ecosystem restoration in this region, meeting a variety of actors north and south of the border. In 1999, 2000 and 2003, she spoke at seminars and conferences in the region.  She is currently research associate at the Department for Educational Science and Learning, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. She will be a visiting scholar at UBC in spring 2007.

Eric M. Beamer

Research Director

Skagit River System Cooperative

Research

La Conner WA

Eric Beamer has worked as a scientist for the Skagit River System Cooperative since 1984. He is the principle investigator on several Skagit watershed projects, including monitoring Chinook salmon in the tidal delta & nearshore, studies of the use of non-natal estuaries by juvenile Chinook salmon, and recent research that directly links estuarine & nearshore habitat to recovery of wild Skagit River Chinook salmon populations.

Richard J. Beamish

Senior Research Scientist

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Nanaimo British Columbia

R. Beamish is the Senior Scientist at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo.  He is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.  His current research examines the factors that regulate the abundance of Pacific salmon in the Ocean.

Helen D. Berry

Coastal Ecologist

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Nearshore Habitat Program

Olympia WA

Helen Berry is a coastal ecologist who studies the status and trends in intertidal and shallow subtidal habitats for the Nearshore Habitat Program in the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Rebecca J. Best

University of British Columbia

Forest Sciences, Centre for Applied Conservation Research

Vancouver British Columbia

Rebecca Best is completing her M.Sc. at the Centre for Applied Conservation Research at UBC. In September, she plans to begin Ph.D. research on the ecology of invasive species in Pacific Northwest eelgrass beds.

Chief Darren Blaney

Homalco First Nation

Campell River British Columbia

Chief Darren Blaney is serving his 2nd 3 year term as Chief of Homalco First Nations and has also served 6 years as the Council President of Bute Inlet Development Corporation. He received a Bachelors in First Nations Studies in 1998 from Malaspina.

Gina Bonifacino

Air Quality Planner

US EPA Region 10 Office

Gina Bonifacino (panel moderator) is an Air Quality Planner with the US EPA Region 10 Office which has jurisdiction in the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.  Prior to coming to EPA, Gina was a fisheries volunteer with the US Peace Corps in the Philippines.  She holds a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management from Penn State University and an M.S.E.S. and a Master of Public Affairs (M.P.A) from Indiana University.

Lynne E. Bonner

Science Planning Advisor

British Columbia Ministry of Environment

State of Environment Reporting

Victoria British Columbia

Lynne Bonner has been working in the British Columbia Ministry of Environment?s State of Environment Reporting unit for the past 4 years.  Over the past 18 years with the provincial government in Victoria, BC, she has worked in habitat enhancement, monitoring and inventory programs and was instrumental in developing standards for wildlife habitat ratings applied to terrestrial ecosystem mapping.  Currently, Lynne is working on updating the Environmental Trends in British Columbia report for projected release in late 2007.

Julia K. Bos

Oceanographer

Washington State Department of Ecology

Olympia WA

Julia K. Bos, Environmental Specialist IV, Environmental Monitoring and Trends.  Julia Bos has been working at the Department of Ecology since 1999.  She serves as coordinator and data collection manager for the Marine Waters Monitoring program which includes PSAMP-funded long-term marine waters monitoring, the South Sound Dissolved Oxygen Study and coordination with the UW PRISM project.  She received a B.S. in Oceanography from the University of Washington in 1999.

Joshua V. Bouma

Graduate Student

University of Washington

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Seattle WA

Joshua Bouma is a Master?s degree candidate in the School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington studying pinto abalone recovery in the San Juan Islands. He is an avid diver whose favorite dive destinations include the San Juans, Neah Bay and Port Hardy.  When not carrying a slate, calipers and tape measure in the water, Josh can usually be found with an underwater camera in his hands.

John L. Bower

Associate Professor

Western Washington University

Fairhaven College

Bellingham WA

John teaches field biology, natural history, evolution, environmental issues, and folk music performance at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University.  His current research centers on changes in NW Washington marine bird abundance.  His past research includes studies on bowhead whales and acoustic communication in songbirds.  Most recently, John and his family lived 500 miles off the coast of Chile on Isla Robinson Crusoe for five months while studying endangered hummingbirds and seabirds.

Matthew T. Bowes

University of Victoria

Geography

Victoria British Columbia

I am a UVic PhD candidate in geography with a background in cultural anthropology, environmental studies and outdoor recreation. My research interests include parks and protected areas, resource issues, recreation  political ecology, local knowledge and community collaboration

Sean W. Boyd

Research Scientist

Environment Canada

Canadian Wildlife Service

Delta British Columbia

MSc, UBC 1978.  PhD, SFU 1995.  Biologist with Canadian Wildlife Service from 1980 to 1998, Research Scientist with Canadian Wildlife Service since 1998 to present.

Matthew Boyle

Senior Biologist/Principal

Grette Associates, LLC

Tacoma WA

Matthew Boyle is a Principal and Senior Biologist at Grette Associates.  His practice in aquatic nearshore habitat studies, restoration and monitoring include intertidal habitats and eelgrass.

Jill M. Brandenberger

Research Scientist

Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Marine Chemistry

Sequim WA

Ms. Jill Brandenberger is a marine chemistry research scientist. She manages programs focusing on the biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in marine and freshwater environments.  Recent research programs focus on correlations between storm water loading of contaminants and land use classifications, watershed scale contaminant mass balances, evaluating historical trends in hypoxia in the Puget Sound, biotic uptake and depuration of uranium, and the dissolution of barite and release of associated trace metals in the marine environment.

Michael T. Brett

Associate Professor

University of Washington

Civil Env. Eng.

Seattle WA

Michael Brett obtained his PhD in biological limnology from Uppsala University in Sweden and is current an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington.

Scott Brewer

Hood Canal Coordinating Council

Poulsbo WA

Scott Brewer is currently the Salmon Recovery Program Manager with the Hood Canal Coordinating Council. Scott has a BA degree in Urban and Metropolitan Studies/Policy Analysis from Michigan State University and Master of Science from the UW School of Fisheries. Scott also worked as a Senior Ecologist for King County on salmon recovery planning for the Lake Washington/Cedar River watershed. Scott has also served as the Director of the Port Gamble S?Klallam Tribe?s Natural Resources Department; an Ecologist with American Rivers; and Fisheries Manager with the Skokomish Tribe.

Kevin H. Britton-Simmons

Research Associate

University of Washington

Friday Harbor Laboratories

Friday Harbor WA

Current position:  Research Associate (Postdoc), Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington.  Education:  Ph.D. Ecology, The University of Chicago, 2003; B.S. Zoology, University of Washington, 1998.

Ginny Broadhurst

Marine Program Coordinator

Northwest Straits Commission

Mount Vernon WA

Ginny Broadhurst is the Marine Program Coordinator for the Northwest Straits Commission.  She manages regional marine conservation and restoration projects and provides technical support to seven Marine Resources Committees. Ginny has a BS in environmental conservation from University of New Hampshire and an MMA in marine affairs from University of Washington.

Irene B. Brooks

Commissioner to the U.S. Section

International Joint Commission

Washington, DC

Irene B. Brooks was appointed as Commissioner to the U.S. Section, International Joint Commission, by President George W. Bush and assumed office on December 3, 2002.

In an era of unique challenges, Irene Brooks has carefully and thoughtfully tread an impressive path as administrator, negotiator and leader. She was appointed by Governor Tom Ridge to represent Pennsylvania on all interstate river basin commissions of which the Commonwealth is a member. Ms. Brooks served as Pennsylvania Commissioner and Executive Director, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Office for River Basin Cooperation from 1995-2002. She coordinated with the Secretary of the Department and the Governor?s Office on a variety of interstate issues, including the development of long-range plans and adoption of policies, as well as regulations affecting the water of millions of citizens within fifteen states and two Canadian Provinces. She served as Chair of the Great Lakes Commission from 1998-2000 and Vice Chair from 1996-1998.

In 1989 she was appointed by President George Bush to serve as the United States Commissioner to the Delaware River Basin Commission, a five-member regulatory and quasi-judicial agency managing the water resources within the 13,000-square-mile Delaware River Basin. She helped formulate federal policy, coordinating a consensus among all federal agencies and working with Congressional committees, individual Congressmen and staff members plus state and federal representatives.

Previously, Ms. Brooks was appointed by unanimous vote of the Court of Common Pleas to complete a term as Chester County Commissioner and was subsequently elected to that position. She developed and implemented a comprehensive countywide plan to help protect and preserve the environment, farmland and open spaces, the first of its kind in Pennsylvania. The Chester County Open Space Program has been adopted by other counties across the country and has won several Presidential Awards.

Ms. Brooks graduated cum laude with a Bachelor?s degree in political science/public administration from West Chester University. She has received the Mary H. Marsh Medal from the American Water Resources Association, the Stewardship Award from the Delaware River Basin Commission, recognition for her outstanding service from the Great Lakes Commission, the Leadership Award from the Interstate Council on Water Policy and the Outstanding Service to Conservation Award from The Nature Conservancy, among others. She enjoys fly fishing, tennis and exploring the ebbs and flows of notable American tributaries.

Darrren Brown

Environmental Coordinator

Abbotsford British Columbia

Darren Brown is an Environmental Coordinator with the City of Abbotsford. Previous to his position with the City, he worked in the private sector both nationally and internationally covering a wide variety of environmental issues and disciplines.

Dan Buffett

Regional Biologist, BC Coast

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Surrey British Columbia

Dan Buffett is the regional biologist for the BC Coast Office of Ducks Unlimited Canada and is responsible for conservation planning and research.  He is part of a multi-agency team that secure and restore estuarine habitat along the BC Coast. Dan recently received his Masters in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University.

Douglas A. Bulthuis

Estuarine Scientist

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Mount Vernon WA

Dr. Douglas Bulthuis is the Research Coordinator at Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve near Mount Vernon, Washington.  He has conducted research on seagrasses and seagrass ecosystems in Victoria, Australia and in the Pacific Northwest.  He received his Ph.D. degree from LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia, a M.S. from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and a B.A. from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Brenda Burd

President

Ecostat Research Ltd

N. Saanich British Columbia

 

Research Associate UBC

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Institute of Ocean Sciences

Sidney British Columbia

Dr. Burd?s Benthic work has taken two directions;  1) development of sampling designs for aquatic habitats, as well as  analysis of benthic community response and recovery patterns as they relate to the environment.  These projects are numerous, and cover a variety of temperate and tropical marine habitats from 1980 to present. Some projects are outlined in the attached curriculum vita, and include relatively untouched areas as well those potentially affected by metal mines, pulp mills, fish farms and multiple discharges (sewage, stormwater, industrial, ocean dumping); 2) development of sampling and analytical protocols and theory for benthic research and monitoring programs.

John Carleton

Landscape Planner

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

Habitat Program

Olympia WA

John Carleton is currently a Landscape Planner for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. He has been with the agency for over 26 years, working in such areas as natural resource damage assessments and watershed analysis.

Jose Carrasquero

Fisheries Director

Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Seattle WA

Jose Carrasquero is a Fisheries Director with Herrera Environmental Consultants.  He has graduate degrees in both fisheries and marine biology and 17 years of professional experience in Puget Sound including nearshore habitat restoration design.  He has participated in the study of shore-drift direction and longshore sediment transport, beach sediment and profile characterization, benthic ecology, and salmon biology and estuarine habitat requirements.  Mr. Carrasquero has participated in salt marsh restoration feasibility studies including the selection of reference marshes.

James C. Carruthers

PhD Candidate

University of British Columbia

Resource Management Environmental Studies

West Vancouver British Columbia

James Carruthers 1970: Bachelor of Architecture, UBC (Vancouver, BC).  1979: Master of Environmental Studies, York University (Toronto).   1971-1990: Architect/Urban Planner in Toronto, Sudbury, Los Angeles and Vancouver.  1990-2004: Employed by UBC Campus Planning.  1997: UBC President?s Environmental Award.  1998: Diploma Public Sector Management, University of Victoria.   1999- 2004: UBC Manager of Development Services.  1999-2006: PhD in UBC Resource Management and Environmental Studies.  1983-2006: West Vancouver resident with wife and daughter.

Joshua W. Chamberlin

Fisheries Biologist

NOAA Fisheries / National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Fish Ecology

Seattle WA

Joshua Chamberlin works as a Fisheries Biologist at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, Washington.  Joshua has a Bachelor of Arts in Marine Studies from Prescott College.  He is currently working on projects regarding juvenile salmon ecology in the estuary and nearshore habitats of Puget Sound.

Aimee E. Christy

Research Biologist

Pacific Shellfish Institute

Olympia WA

Aimee Christy is a research biologist for Pacific Shellfish Institute in Olympia, Washington.  Her interests include harmful algal blooms, phytoplankton taxonomy, community outreach, and particularly stormwater management and the impacts of land use change on water quality in shellfish growing areas.  She received a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Washington and a M.S. in Environmental Studies at The Evergreen State College.

Cathryn L. Clarke

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Nanaimo British Columbia

Cathryn Clarke has a Master?s degree from James Cook University in Australia.  Ms. Clarke has been working for Fisheries & Oceans Canada for the past three years and has been actively involved with a variety of invasive species projects including risk assessment, research and monitoring.  Currently she is undertaking an investigation of invasive biofouling species in subtidal waters of BC in preparation for a PhD at the University of British Columbia.

Carol Cloen

Natural Resource Scientist

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Aquatic Resources Program

Olympia WA

Carol Cloen is the Lead Scientist for Washington DNR?s Habitat Conservation Plan for state-owned aquatic lands. She is a freshwater biologist, with research and practical experience in trophic interactions; UV-B?s affect on amphibians; and riparian restoration. Carol received her BS and MS from the State University of New York College at Brockport, conducting original research on the effect of UV-B on the hatching success of the American toad (Bufo americanus).

Stewart Cohen

Environment Canada

Adaptation & Impacts Research Division

Vancouver British Columbia

Dr. Stewart J. Cohen is a senior researcher with the Adaptation and Impacts Research Division (AIRD), Environment Canada, and an Adjunct Professor with the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia.  Over a 25-year period, Dr. Cohen has authored more than 70 publications on climate change impacts and adaptation. He has been a reviewer and lecturer for various research and training programs in Europe, China and the United States, and a contributor to the IPCC.

Craig W Collar

Senior Manager - Energy Resource Development

Snohomish County PUD

Everett WA

Senior Manager-Energy Resource Development, Snohomish County PUD No. 1, Everett, WA. (2006-Present).  Operations Manager, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Fullerton, CA & Everett, WA. (1990-2006).  Nuclear Submarine Officer, U.S. Navy, San Diego, CA (1985-1990).  20+ years of technical program/project management experience in a variety of roles.  MBA    Colorado State University  B.S.   Mechanical Engineering   Montana State University.  Registered Professional Engineer.

Tracy K. Collier

Division Director

NOAA Fisheries / National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Conservation Division

Seattle WA

Tracy Collier is the director of the Environmental Conservation Division of NOAA Fisheries? Northwest Fisheries Science Center.  He has over 30 years of experience on Puget Sounds toxics issues, and more than 100 scientific publications in the field of aquatic toxicology.

Ed Connor

Aquatic Ecologist

Seattle City Light

Environmental Affairs Division

Seattle WA

Ed Connor received a B.S. in Biology, M.S. in Natural Resource Science, and Doctorate in Ecology from the University of California.  He is the City of Seattle?s Watershed Coordinator for the Skagit River, and directs the City Light?s ESA Recovery Program in the Skagit basin.  This program includes land acquisition, habitat restoration, and research projects for Chinook salmon, bull trout, and steelhead throughout the Skagit watershed.

Michael S. Cooperman

Postdoctoral fellow

University of British Columbia

Centre for Applied Conservation Research

Vancouver British Columbia

Presently working as a post-doctorate fellow under supervision of Scott Hinch at UBC. I earned my Ph.D. in 2004 from Oregon State University where I studied the early life ecology of the endangered suckers of Upper Klamath Lake, and my MS in 1998 from Univeristy of Montana where I studied the ecology of river-floodplain systems.

Bruce Cousens

Senior Biologist

Georgia Basin Ecological Assessment & Restoration Society

Nanaimo British Columbia

Bruce Cousens obtained a B.Sc. in zoology and marine biology and a M.Sc. in fisheries biology and parasitology, followed by nearly 30 years experience in research, environmental consulting and habitat assessment in BC. More recently, he has been heavily involved in habitat restoration and conservation of species at risk, particularly birds, working in the non-profit sector. He is a member of the Assoc. of Professional Biologists of BC and the BC College of Applied Biology.

Eric A. Crecelius

Laboratory Fellow

Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Marine Sciences Laboratory

Sequim WA

Eric Crecelius has been studing the sources, transport and fate of chemicals in coastal waters for over thirty years. He has collaborated with other marine scientists on studies of historical contamination of Puget Sound by examination of sediment cores.

Janelle M. Curtis

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow

University of British Columbia

Centre for Applied Conservation Research

Vancouver British Columbia

Janelle Curtis holds an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship in the centre for Applied Conservation Research.

John A. Darling

Postdoctoral Fellow

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Ecological Exposure Research Division

Cincinnati OH

John Darling is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Molecular Ecology Research Branch of the US Environmental Protection Agency. He is interested in developing and utilizing genetic tools for study of the introduction, establishment, and population dynamics of invasive species in coastal marine ecosystems.

Pete Davidson

Bird Studies Canada

Environment Canada (Canadian Wildlife Service)

Delta British Columbia

Pete Davidson obtained both his Bachelors and Masters in Ecology from the University of East Anglia?s (U.K.) Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation. He spent nine years working in wildlife conservation in Indochina (Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam), before moving to Delta, British Columbia, in late 2005. He now oversees Bird Studies Canada?s bird monitoring programs in the province, including the Coastal Waterbird and Beached Bird Surveys.

Curtis DeGasperi

Lead, Hydrologic WQ Modeling Group

King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks

Seattle WA

Curtis DeGasperi has been an engineer with King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks for the past 5 years developing integrated water quality models of county lakes, rivers and streams.  Mr. DeGasperi previously worked as a consultant on a variety of water quality modeling studies.  Mr. DeGasperi received a Bachelor?s degree in Biology-Geology from the University of Rochester and a Master?s degree in Environmental Engineering and Science from the University of Washington.

Ramona C. de Graaf

MSc Candidate, Marine Biologist

University of British Columbia

Zoology

Richmond British Columbia

Ms. de Graaf has completed a BSc (Hons) and an MSc in marine biology.  Her thesis work and field experience includes hydrothermal vents zooplanton, seagrass communities, humpback whales, and forage fish habitats.

Allan Devol

Professor

University of Washington

School of Oceanography

Seattle WA

Allan Devol is currently a research professor at the University of Washington, School of Oceanography.  He is a Principal Investigator in the Hood Canal study and has been involved in the ORCA project since the beginning.  His scientific interests include the study of low oxygen environments, oceanography of the Arctic Ocean, and sedimentary biogeochemistry.

Richard K. Dewey

VENUS Science Director

University of Victoria

VENUS

Victoria British Columbia

Richard Dewey is the VENUS Project Science Director. Richard has a B.Sc. in Physics from UVic and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from UBC. His interests are coastal processes, with a focus on tides, currents, waves, and turbulence.

Richard S. Dinicola

Ground-Water Specialist

U.S. Geological Survey

Washington Water Science Center

Tacoma WA

Mr. Dinicola is the leader for the Urbanization Task of the USGS Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound Project. His work in the Puget Sound basin has focused on urbanization effects on rainfall-runoff processes and contaminant fate and transport in coastal ground water.

Paul A. Dinnel

Marine Scientist

Western Washington University

Shannon Point Marine Center

Anacortes WA

Paul Dinnel is a specialist in the areas of marine ecology and toxicology.  Paul?s experience includes 18 years at the University of Washington as a Research Scientist and 8 years as a Marine Scientist at Western Washington University?s Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes.  Paul has authored over 100 scientific technical reports and publications and written EPA and ASTM protocols for two types of sea urchin bioassays, as well as co-authored a trawl protocol for Puget Sound.

Jeffrey S. Dismukes

Marine Steward

San Juan County

Marine Resources Committee

Bellingham WA

Jeffrey Dismukes received a Masters of Science in Environmental Economics from Florida International University with thesis concentration in ?Sustainable Resource Extraction as Revenue Source for Third World National Parks?.  Mr. Dismukes consulted on several park and preserve managemnt projects until taking a full time position as research assistant at the USGS Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies in Florida where he worked on studies of coastal processes and mangrove ecosystems.  He is currently working towards his PhD in Environmental Sciences while also serving as a Marine Research Steward for the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee.

Jamie Donatuto

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Office of Planning and Community Development

La Conner WA

Ms. Donatuto has been working for the Swinomish Tribe since 2000.  She writes, enacts and manages several environmental health-based investigations, including the Bioaccumulative Toxics In Native American Shellfish Project.  She launched the Swinomish Environmental Education Program, and works extensively with community education and outreach projects.  She is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of British Columbia, where her research focuses on redesigning human health risk assessments to employ socio-cultural factors.

Cinde R. Donoghue

Senior Planner

Thurston County

Olympia WA

Cinde R Donoghue is a senior planner in Thurston County?s long range planning program.  She previously worked at WA Dept. of Ecology where she developed guidance for updating SMPs under the recently adopted state shoreline guidelines.  She has worked for over 12 years as a coastal environmental consultant and received her Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Master of Urban and Environmental Planning and Master of Environmental Science at University of Virginia

Tanis L. Douglas

Bowker Creek Initiative Coordinator

Capital Regional District

Scientific Programs

Victoria British Columbia

Tanis Douglas is a restoration ecologist, who has supervised watershed and terrestrial restoration projects funded by the BC provincial government. She has also completed various strategic-level ecological restoration and management projects with her own company, Fernhill Consulting. Currently, Tanis is also the new part-time Bowker Creek Initiative Coordinator, working for the Capital Regional District and with the three municipalities and various other groups in the Bowker Creek watershed.

Pete R. Dowty

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Olympia WA

Pete Dowty is currently focusing on eelgrass monitoring and ecology with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. His previous experience includes positions with the Puget Sound Action Team and the Skokomish Department of Natural Resources.  His post-doctoral work focused on modeling of terrestrial primary production, fuel loading and biomass burning emissions. His education includes the remote sensing of fires (M.S.) and biophysical modeling in southern African savannas (PhD), both at the University of Virginia.

Jim Dumont

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.

Surrey British Columbia

Mr. Dumont has 30 years of experience in the field of Water Resources, including all phases of planning, design and construction.  Jim has been a leading proponent of continuous simulation based designs in western Canada for the past 20 years  Jim has been invited to speak at several conferences and provide training seminars for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.

Cynthia D. Durance

Precision Identification

Vancouver British Columbia

Ms. Durance studied eelgrass ecology and restoration methods at the University of British Columbia from 1981 to 1989.  Since that time she has remained an active member of the seagrass research community, studying and teaching eelgrass ecology, developing successful eelgrass transplant methodologies, and participating in international conferences and workshops.  She is a founding and executive member of the World Seagrass Association, scientific advisor to the Seagrass Conservation Working Group, and is the Canadian Editor and Member at Large for the Pacific Estuarine Research Society.

Margaret E. Dutch

Senior Benthic Ecologist

Washington State Department of Ecology

Environmental Assessment Program

Olympia WA

Margaret Dutch is a senior benthic ecologist for the Washington State Department of Ecology?s Coastal and Estuarine Assessment Unit, working as a member of the unit?s Marine Sediment Monitoring Team (MSMT) since 1992 conducting the Sediment Component of the Puget Sound Assessment and Monitoring Program (PSAMP). Ms Dutch received her Master of Science degree at the University of Hawaii, and worked previously on marine sediment monitoring programs in New England, Hawaii and San Francisco.

Theresa Duynstee

Project Coordinator

Greater Vancouver Regional District

Policy and Planning

Burnaby British Columbia

Ian J. Dyck

Oceanographic Engineer

Worley Parsons Komex

Marine Department

Victoria British Columbia

Mr. Dyck is an oceanographic engineer with over 7 years of professional experience in the field.  He is responsible for the management of a variety of projects including current studies, ROV deployment, construction supervision, scientific diving, and environmental sampling.  Mr. Dyck also brings extensive experience in the design of oceanographic characterization programs, dilution modeling, marine geophysics and outfall design.  During the course of his career he has had wide-ranging interaction with local, provincial, and federal regulators with respect to marine and freshwater discharges.

Ann Eissinger

Wildlife Biologist

Nahkeeta Northwest

Bow WA

Professional Wildlife Biologist Ann Eissinger owns Nahkeeta Northwest Wildlife Services in Bow, Washington.  Over twenty years, Ann has worked as researcher, consultant, planning advisor, educator and conservationist. She is currently researching Great Blue Heron habitat relationships, colony dynamics and population changes.  Ms Eissinger is also a member of the transboundary Heron Working Group, Coordinator for the European Green Crab Volunteer Monitoring Program and Director of the Wildlife Conservation Trust?s Chuckanut Biodiversity Project.

Christopher Ellings

Fish Biologist

Nisqually NWR & Ducks Unlimited

Olympia WA

Christopher Ellings has a B.S. in Fisheries from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California and a Master?s in Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.  Chris is in his third year researching the fish ecology of the Nisqually River, Estuary, and Nearshore.  He is employed through a cooperative agreement between Ducks Unlimited and the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.

Joel K. Elliott

Associate Professor

University of Puget Sound

Biology

Tacoma WA

Joel Elliott is an Associate Professor in the Biology department at the University of Puget Sound.  He has been using underwater videography, GPS and GIS technologies to study the distribution and abundance of organisms in a variety of habitats.  Current studies are on factors influencing the distribution and abundance of eelgrass beds and bacterial mats in Puget Sound.  Other projects include the effects of high hydrogen sulfide levels on benthic biodiversity and the effects of introduced species on marine communities.

John E. Elliott

Research Scientist

Environment Canada

Science & Technology Branch

Delta British Columbia

John Elliott is a Research Scientist with the Science & Technology Branch of Environment Canada and is located at the Pacific Wildlife Research Centre in Delta, BC.  His research focuses on investigating the exposure and effects of environmental contaminants on wildlife, particularly predatory species of birds and mammals.  He has published over 150 papers and reports.  He is also an adjunct professor at both University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, where he regularly lectures and supervises graduate students.

Tim Essington

University of Washington

School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Seattle WA

Tim Essington is an Assistant professor at the University of Washington

Joseph R. Evenson

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

Olympia WA

Joseph Evenson is a biologist with Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife for the Marine Bird and Mammal Component of PSAMP.  He received his B.S. from the Evergreen State College in 1990.  He worked as a research biologist with Cascadia Research 1989-95, with an emphasis on marine mammals.  Since 1994 he has served in his current position with WDFW where he has been involved with, and/or coordinated, monitoring studies on marine birds and mammals.

Blake E. Feist

NOAA Fisheries / National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Seattle WA

Blake Feist has been an ecologist at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA-NMFS) since 1999.  His research focuses on two general areas: the relationship between fish populations and their terrestrial/estuarine habitat; and the interaction between non-indigenous species and estuarine food webs and ecosystems.  He applies the principles of landscape ecology for most of his research, but he is also interested in the effects of climate, spatio-temporal scaling, and anthropogenic influences on ecosystems.

Kathy Fletcher

Executive Director

People For Puget Sound

Seattle WA

Kathy Fletcher is founder and executive director of People For Puget Sound, a regional citizens? organization since 1991, and represented the environmental community on the Governor?s Puget Sound Partnership. She chaired the original Puget Sound Water Quality Authority from 1985-1990. She has taught environmental policy and non-profit management courses at the University of Washington and is a native of the Puget Sound region.

Melinda Fohn

Environmental Health Specialist

Kitsap County Health District

Water Quality Program

Bremerton WA

Melinda has a B.S. in Bacteriology and Public Health.  After 7 years of environmental monitoring for the City of Bremerton, she joined the Kitsap County Health District in 2001.  She has performed investigations of fecal pollution sources and corrections of identified sources in shorelines, including Chico Bay, Kitsap Lake and Hood Canal, and has most recently been applying these investigation techniques to the commercial area of Silverdale, Washington.

Keith Folkerts

Natural Resources Coordinator

Kitsap County

Community Development

Port Orchard WA

Keith Folkerts has worked for Kitsap County for the past 13 years in a variety of roles related to watershed planning, habitat protection, water resources management and salmon recovery.  Keith earned a B.S. from the US Naval Academy in 1988.

Stef J. Frenzl

Marine Resources Steward

Snohomish County

Public Works Surface Water Management

Everett WA

Stef Frenzl serves as the Lead Staff to the Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee. He has over 9 years experience in habitat monitoring, project management, land protection, partnership building and volunteer coordination.  He?s worked to for non-profit organizations, federal agencies, universities and local governments. Stef holds a B.S. in biology and zoology at Colorado State University, serves as a WSU Beach Watcher, and loves to look for critters on the beach.

Kurt L. Fresh

NOAA Fisheries / National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Seattle WA

Kurt L. Fresh works as a Fisheries Research Biologist for NOAA Fisheries?, Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, Washington.  Most of Kurt?s career has focused on studying the life history and ecology of juvenile salmon in the riverine, lake, and estuarine habitats of Washington.  At NMFS, Kurt is working on studying how juvenile salmon use estuarine and nearshore habitats in Puget Sound (e.g., what habitats are used and when fish are present)in order to help develop protection and restoration strategies supporting salmon recovery efforts in Puget Sound. Kurt received a Masters of Science from the University of Washington and undergraduate degree from the University of the Pacific.

Anthony O. Gabriel

Professor and Director

Central Washington University

Center for Spatial Information

Ellensburg WA

Anthony Gabriel is a professor in the Geography and Land Studies Department at Central Washington University and is also Co-Director of the Resource Management Graduate Program and Director of the Center for Spatial Information. He has had over 14 years of teaching experience at programs in Wisconsin, Washington and Canada. His research focuses on ecological characterization and restoration of aquatic and shoreline systems. He is continuing to develop, and test techniques that apply results of biophysical characterizations to shoreline, wetland and watershed management.

Jeffrey Gaeckle

Seagrass Ecologist

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Olympia WA

Jeff dissertation focused on eelgrass (Zostera marina) ecology and restoration. Jeff has worked on numerous eelgrass restoration and monitoring projects throughout the northeastern US and has traveled the world monitoring seagrass distribution and status for SeagrassNet, a global seagrass monitoring project. Jeff joined the Washington State Department of Natural Resources in 2006 as a seagrass ecologist for the Submerged Vegetation Monitoring Project.

Michael J. Gallagher

PBT Coordinator

Washington State Department of Ecology

Olympia WA

Chris Garrett

University of Victoria

Physics and Astronomy

Victoria British Columbia

Lansdowne Professor of Ocean Physics, UVic. Former member of the BC/WA Marine Science Panel.

Heidi Gartner

Co-Op Student

University of Victoria

Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Pacific Biological Station

Nanaimo BC

Joseph K. Gaydos

Wildlife Veterinarian and Regional Director

SeaDoc Society

UC Davis Wildlife Health Center

Eastsound WA

Joe Gaydos is a wildlife veterinarian and Regional Director of the SeaDoc Society: a marine ecosystem health program (www.seadocsociety.org). He is interested in wildlife diseases and marine conservation and lives on Orcas Island with his wife and two girls where they like to ride bikes, camp, kayak, walk on the beach and watch wildlife.

Douglas A. George

Oceanographer

U.S. Geological Survey

Coastal and Marine Geology

Santa Cruz CA

Douglas George received his BS in oceanography from Humboldt State University in 1999, his MS in journalism from Columbia University in 2001 and his MS in oceanography from Dalhousie University in 2003. Before joining the USGS in 2004, he worked for the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academy of Science assisting in policy analysis of restoring and protecting coastal Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta. His research interests include coastal processes, sediment transport and estuary restoration.

Leah George-Wilson

Chief

Tsleil-Waututh Nation

North Vancouver BC

Chief Leah George-Wilson is a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, located in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. Chief George-Wilson was the first female to be elected Chief by the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation (2001-2003), and is currently serving her second term (2005-2007). Chief George-Wilson has held various positions prior to her election. Most notable include: the Director of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Treaty, Lands and Resources Department, a key member of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation?s negotiating team in the BC Treaty Process, Self-Government Co-ordinator and community advocate. Chief George-Wilson frequently speaks on issues related to First Nations governance to various school groups, ranging from elementary to post secondary. She possesses a degree in anthropology from Simon Fraser University and is the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Award by Leadership Vancouver. She is a board member for the Legal Services Society, the Chief Dan George Centre, Fraser Basin Council, Georgia Basin Council, as well as Ecotrust Canada. In 2004, she was elected to serve as Co-Chair of the First Nations Summit, which is the organization that represents First Nations in the BC Treaty Process. Chief George-Wilson has been happily married for 13 years, and has a beautiful daughter.

Richard A. Gersib

Watershed Program Manager

Washington State Department of Transportation

Olympia WA

Richard Gersib is a Professional Wetland Scientist and Certified Wildlife Biologist that makes his home in Olympia, Washington.  He currently manages the Watershed Management Program at the Washington State Department of Transportation and leads an interdisciplinary technical team that is developing and refining watershed-based tools for mitigating transportation impacts.

Kirsten Gilardi

Executive Director

SeaDoc Society

UC Davis Wildlife Health Center

Davis CA

Kirsten Gilardi, DVM, is Executive Director of the SeaDoc Society and Director of Marine Programs at the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center, Davis, CA.

Linda A. Gilkeson

Head, State of Environment Reporting Unit

British Columbia Ministry of Environment

Victoria British Columbia

Dr. Linda Gilkeson has been head of the State of Environment Reporting Unit with the BC provicinal environment ministry since 2002.

Frank A. Gobas

Professor

Simon Fraser University

Resource & Environmental management

Burnaby British Columbia

Dr. Frank Gobas is an environmental toxicologist and chemist interested in the food-web transfer of chemical contaminants.

Fred A. Goetz

Fish Biologist

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Seattle District

Seattle WA

Fred has studied bull trout for most of his professional career.  He works for the Corps of Engineers on habitat restoration projects including the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project.  He is also a doctoral student at the University of Washington where he is studying marine migrations of cutthroat, steelhead, resident Chinook salmon, and bull trout.

Todd Golumbia

Ecologist

Parks Canada

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Sidney British Columbia

MSc Forest Ecology (UBC), BSc Biology (U of S)

Todd has worked at several National Parks across western Canada as an ecologist and a park warden since 1982. The range of work as a park ecologist is multi-faceted, ranging across disciplines of both natural and social sciences and across a range of freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Todd is currently working as the ecologist for Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. He has been involved in this venture since park establishment in 2003. This move to Canada?s Mediterranean follows 10 years in another paradise, working on the Haida Gwaii Archipelago (Queen Charlotte Islands) as the ecologist for Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site.

Thomas P. Good

Research Fishery Biologist

NOAA Fisheries / National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Conservation Biology Division

Seattle WA

Tom Good is a Research Fishery Biologist for NOAA Fisheries in Seattle, WA, where he is a member of the Risk Assessment Team for the recovery of threatend and endangered Pacific salmon. He conducts research on avian predation on juvenile salmonids, Pacific salmon recovery science, and seabird-fishery interactions, including the impact of derelict fishing gear on marine fauna.

Brian A. Grantham

Puget Sound Science and Policy Representative

Washington State Department of Ecology

Environmental Assessment Program

Olympia WA

Brian Grantham is a marine ecologist with the Washington State Department of Ecology. He has a B.Sc. in Ecology from the University of Manitoba and a Ph.D. in Marine Biology from Stanford University. He is a broadly trained ecologist, with 15 years experience in marine ecosystems, including 9 years developing and conducting nearshore oceanographic monitoring programs. Brian has worked extensively on larval transport and recruitment and the dynamics of intertidal communities, as well as zooplankton distributions, marine reserve theory, and coastal hypoxia.

Correigh M. Greene

Research Biologist

NOAA Fisheries / National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Seattle WA

Correigh Greene is a biologist in the Watersheds Program at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center.  He studies population dynamics and life history variation of salmonid populations. His methods combine modeling efforts, statistical analyses of time series population data, and empirical studies of ecology and behavior at juvenile life history stages in salmon.

H. Gary Greene

Director

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Center for Habitat Studies

Moss Landing CA

Marine geologist recently retired from teaching at Moss Landing Marine Labs and with over 35 years of mapping the seafloor. Presently working on marine benthich habitat characterization of the San Juan Islands and Alaska.

Cheryl L. Greengrove

Associate Professor & Interim Director IAS

University of Washington, Tacoma

Environmental Science

Tacoma WA

Cheryl Greengrove is Associate Professor of Geoscience in the Environmental Science Program at University of Washington, Tacoma (UWT) and Interim Director for Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UWT.  She is a physical oceanographer presently working with biological, chemical and geological oceanographers on studying Harmful Algal Blooms in Puget Sound and estuarine processes in Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Jake L. Gregg

Fisheries Biologist

U.S. Geological Survey

Marrowstone Marine Field Station

Nordland WA

Masters Degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from the University of Washington 2003.  Early live histories of marine fish and fisheries ecology are main interests.  Currently culturing pathogen free marine fish for disease ecology studies at the Marrowstone Marine Field Station.

Thomas H. Gries

Washington State Department of Ecology

Olympia WA

The author has been involved in developing and implementing both technical and policy elements of Washington State?s sediment management programs for over fifteen years.  He believes that sediment management decisions would be facilitated by a) increasing public awareness of the importance of sediment quality, b) using innovative technical approaches and tools to evaluate sediment quality, b) developing new and clarifying existing sediment policies, and c) leveraging untapped resources.

Eric E. Grossman

Geologist

U.S. Geological Survey

Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Santa Cruz CA

Dr. Eric Grossman is a research geologist with the US Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program in Santa Cruz, California. His research focuses on Quaternary coastal and marine geology, seafloor mapping, coastal evolution, sea level and climate change, coral reef geology, and habitat change in deltaic and eelgrass environments. Eric received his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Hawaii and his B.A. from the University of California Berkeley.

Michael P. Hannam

Student

University of Washington

Botanic Gardens, CFR

Seattle WA

Michael Hannam was born in Newport News, VA.  He earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Notre Dame.  Michael has worked as an Aquatic Land Manager and Nearshore Research Technician for the Washington Department of Natural Resources, and most recently as a project manager for a joint University of Puget Sound, South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group SAV mapping project.  He is currently pursuing a MS from the University of Washington.

Brad Hanson

NOAA Fisheries / National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Seattle WA

Brad Hanson is a marine mammal ecologist with the NWFSC.  He is currently studying foraging and habitat use of southern resident killer whales as well as assessing the health of harbor and Dall?s porpoises by determining toxic chemical levels and pathways, and pathogens in these species in the Pacific Northwest.

F. J. Hardy

Toxicologist

Washington State Department of Health

Office of Environmental Health Assessments

Olympia WA

Joan Hardy is a toxicologist with Washington Department of Health.  She received a MS and PhD from the University of Washington.  Recent projects include work on toxic cyanobacteria, aquatic herbicides, and lead and arsenic in school soils.  Gary Palcisko is a health assessor with Washington Department of Health. He received a MS from the University of Washington and BS from University of North Carolina, Charlotte.  Recent projects include evaluating exposure at a naturally-occurring asbestos site and developing a Puget Sound geoduck sampling protocol.

Jodi N. Harney

Marine Geologist

Coastal and Ocean Resources Inc.

Sidney British Columbia

Jodi Harney is a coastal and marine geologist with Coastal and Ocean Resources in Sidney, BC. She holds degrees in biology (B.S., University of Central Florida, 1993), marine science (M.S., University of South Florida, 1996), and geology (Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 2000). Her multidisciplinary research involves the study of benthic habitats, sediment dynamics, and habitat capability modeling for coastal species of interest.

John R. Harper

Marine Geologist

Coastal and Ocean Resources Inc.

Sidney British Columbia

John Harper is a coastal geomorphologist with Coastal & Ocean Resources Inc. of Sidney, BC. He holds a Ph.D. in Marine Science from LSU and has over 25 years of research experience in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Harper is an originator of the ShoreZone habitat mapping system that has been applied to over 75,000 km of coastline (Washington, BC, Alaska) and continues to be active in nearshore habitat research.

David M. Hartley

Principal Hydrologist

Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Inc.

Seattle WA

Dr. Hartley has over 25 years of research and applied experience in hydrology, hydraulics, erosion studies, and modeling of watershed processes. He joined the staff of Northwest Hydraulic Consultants in 2002 and was named a principal in 2004.  He currently conducts and manages projects to meet stormwater and natural resource management goals.  Prior to joining nhc, Dr. Hartley was the lead hydrologist for the King County, Washington, Department Of Natural Resources. Dr. Hartley has over 20 years of experience analyzing and solving ecological and flooding problems in natural, manmade, and hybrid drainage systems using a variety of statistical methods, models, and GIS tools.

Doug E. Hay

Scientist Emeritus

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo

Nanaimo British Columbia

Research scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo BC (1977-2005) and Professor, Pukyong National University, Pusan, Korea (2005-2007).  Research has focussed on ecology and biology of small pelagic fishes.

Nancy E. Helm

Washington State and Canada Air Quality Liaison

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Office of Air, Waste and Toxics

Seattle WA

Jennifer Hennesey

State of Washington

Department of Ecology

Lacey WA

David Henry

Padilla Bay NERR Watershed Outreach Coordinator

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Mount Vernon WA

David Henry holds a M.Ed. from WWU in Environmental/Science Education and has been the Padilla Bay NERR Watershed Outreach Coordinator and for the past 12 years.  He has worked at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve in Southwest Florida, as an employee and as a consultant for Snohomish County Surface Water Management. He has completed biological research projects for the National Park Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and in 1990 was a fisheries observer for the National Marine Fisheries Service for a 119-day study at sea on fishing catches and practices of Taiwanese driftnet fishermen.

Leif-Matthias J. Herborg

Postdoctoral Fellow

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Nanaimo British Columbia

I obtained my degree in Marine Biology at the University of Bangor (Great Britain), and then researched my PhD into the ecology of Chinese mitten crabs at the University of Newcastle under the supervision of Prof. Tony Clare and Matt Bentley. This was followed by a postdoc under Prof. Hugh MacIsaac and David Lodge at the Great Lakes Research Institute in Windsor, Ontario. Since October 2006 I am working as a postdoc at DFO Nanaimo.

Paul K. Hershberger

U.S. Geological Survey

Marrowstone Marine Field Station

Nordland WA

Dr. Paul Hershberger is the Station Leader and a Research Fishery Biologist at the Marrowstone Marine Field Station where he directs the fish health research activities aimed at understanding the ecological effects of infectious and parasitic diseases on wild, marine fishes.  He is also a member of the Affiliate Faculty at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington.

Russell P. Herwig

Research Associate Professor

University of Washington

School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Seattle WA

Russ Herwig is a Research Associate Professor in the University of Washington (UW) School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.  For the past six years, Jeff Cordell and he have led a UW team that is investigating ballast water.   The UW group is analyzing samples of ballast water in ships that enter Puget Sound.  In addition, they are evaluating the efficacies of potential ballast water treatment systems in small bench scale to full shipboard tests.

Curtis Hinman

Associate Professor, Watershed Ecologist

Washington State University

Extension

Tacoma WA

Curtis Hinman is Associate Professor with Washington State University Extension.  He directs water resource programs for WSU Extension in Pierce County to protect water quality and aquatic habitat in Puget Sound basin.  Mr. Hinman is the author of the ?Low Impact Development Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound? and is researching, designing and monitoring various LID strategies applicable in western Washington.  Mr. Hinman earned a B.S. degree in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning from University of California Davis.  He holds a Masters of Science degree with a concentration in stream ecology and watershed management from the Yale University.

Steve R. Hinton

Director of Habitat Restoration

Skagit River System Cooperative

La Conner Wa

Since 2000 Steve Hinton has worked as The Director of Habitat Restoration for the Skagit River System Cooperative, a natural resource management agency working on behalf of the Sauk-Suiattle and Swinomish Indian communities, based in LaConnor, Washington. He is responsible for the restoration programs and projects conducted by the tribal cooperative including planning, budgeting, implementing, coordinating and supervising 7 employees and a yearly operating budget of more than $1.5 million. Steve also has also served as Program Director for the cooperative from 2003-2006 during which time he provided oversight to 5 Departments and 32 employees. Prior to joining the Cooperative he was Senior Habitat Biologist for Snohomish County, Washington, and field coordinator for Oregon Trout. Steve has also worked as a private consultant providing research, planning and coordination to conservation projects.

Gregory Hood

Senior Restoration Ecologist

Skagit River System Cooperative

La Conner WA

Dr. Hood studies estuarine ecology and geomorphology for the Skagit River System Cooperative, a natural resources management cooperative between the Swinomish and Sauk-Suiattle Tribes.  He is also involved in the development, design, and monitoring of estuarine habitat restoration projects.

Julie D. Horowitz

Graduate Student

University of Washington

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Seattle WA

Julie Horowitz is a graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. Her primary research interests relate to urban coastal ecosystem impacts, particularly water quality in estuarine systems. She received a B.A. in Aquatic Ecology from Hampshire College in 2001.

Jon P. Houghton

Senior Marine Biologist

Pentec Environmental/Hart Crowser, Inc.

Edmonds WA

Dr. Jon Houghton, is a Senior Marine Biologist at Pentec Environmental with 35 years of research experience in nearshore and estuarine ecosystems of the Pacific Coast.  He has directed and conducted a large number of studies of estuarine vegetation, fish, and benthos.  In recent years, he has directed biological design of several large (5-acre to 300-acre) projects that have used a variety of approaches to enhance and restore damaged marine and estuarine ecosystems.

Kim Houghton

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Surrey British Columbia

Kim Houghton is field biologist for the BC Coastal office of Ducks Unlimited Canada where she has been involved with wintering waterfowl research, wetland conservation and invasive species management.  Her academic background includes a degree in Environmental Engineering from BCIT and a diploma in Fish and Wildlife also from BCIT.

Robert O. Hudson

Research Hydrologist

British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range

Research

Nanaimo British Columbia

Ph.D. from UBC in Forest Hydrology 1995 in water quality modeling. 20 years of experience in field-based hydrology research and consulting in BC. Adjunct professor in Forest Resource Management, Faculty of Forestry at UBC. Currently project leader of FSP funded research at Russell Creek, Northwest Vancouver Island studying sediment budgets and hydrology model development for rain-on-snow environments.

Zachary Hughes

University of Washington

Friday Harbor WA

Zachary Hughes is a newly graduated student from the University of Washington, Tacoma, Environmental Science Program.  He also has his certification in Restoration Ecology from the Restoration Ecology Network program at University of Washington.

Daniel A. Hull

Director

Nisqually Reach Nature Center

Olympia WA

Daniel Hull has been environmental educator for the last 15 years working for several different agencies including USFWS, USFS, NPS. He is the current Director of NRNC and has been for the last 3 years.  He has a general Degree in natural science and minor in communication from Hocking College Ohio.

Chief Gibby Jacob

Chief

Squamish Nation

Intergovernmental Relations, Natural Resources, & Revenue

North Vancouver British Columbia

Chief Gibby Jacob, whose ancestral name is K?keltn siy?m, carries the title of hereditary Chief and is a member of the Squamish Nation located in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Chief Jacob has been an elected Councilor, since December 1981 serving seven consecutive four-year terms.  Chief Jacob is the Executive Operating Officer of Intergovernmental Relations, Natural Resources, and Revenue for the Squamish Nation and is responsible for overseeing four departments:  Project Negotiation & Development; Business Revenue & Services; Environmental & Natural Resources; and Land Management.

Chief Jacob plays an instrumental role within the Squamish Nation as:

?  Chief Negotiator – this is a process to produce modern day treaties between First Nations and the Province of British Columbia, the Squamish Nation treaty negotiation process was initiated in September 1992.

?  Political spokesperson – communicating with and addressing the local media, and informing the 3,700 members of the Squamish Nation.

?  Chairperson for the Land & Resource Sub-committee – this is a subcommittee of the Squamish Nation Main Treaty Committee with a mandate including environmental issues, renewable and non-renewable resources, assertion of rights and title within the Squamish Nation traditional territories, and land development opportunities.

?  Chairperson of Land Issues & Environmental Committee – with a mandate that includes the Capilano Master Plan, BC Rail properties, Squamish Estuary, and Porteau Cove lands, forestry, and ?Run of the River? micro-hydro project to name just a few of their ongoing projects and initiatives.

?  Intergovernmental relations – liaising and relationship building with all levels of government including Municipal, Regional, Provincial, Federal, and First Nation?s and First Nation organizations.

Other organizational involvement includes:

?  Founding Director of EAGLE (Environmental Aboriginal Guardianship through Law and Education);

?  Board of Directors for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games for both the Squamish Nation and the Lil?wat Nation;

?  Co-chair of the British Columbia Aboriginal Fisheries Commission – Coastal Region for four years;

?  Former Representative of Canada for the Pacific Salmon Commission for a two year term; and

?  Canadian Co-chair of the Treaty of Indigenous Peoples International (TIPI) with membership from British Columbia, Washington State, Hawaii, and Australia.

Glen Jamieson

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Nanaimo British Columbia

Research scientist with DFO for many years, now focusing on invasive species and the development of approaches to optimally manage marine ecosystems.

Mark R. S. Johannes

Golder Associates Ltd.

Burnaby British Columbia

Dr. Mark Johannes has been actively working on climate variation and change for the past 10 years and salmon and salmonids for 20 years.  From 2002 to present, Mark has been the national coordinator on climate variation and change working with Fisheries and Oceans and Natural Resources Canada and is engaged in field related work on climate.  He has worked across Canada and actively participated in national dialogue on fisheries and aquatic issues. Mark is also senior biologist and Environmental Assessment Leader for Golder Associates Ltd. in Vancouver and Science Advisor to Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council and visiting Scientist at University of Victoria.  He has over 23 years of experience in areas of aquatic, fisheries and water resources and community and First Nation consultation.

Jim Johannessen

Principal Geologist

Coastal Geologic Services

Bellingham WA

Jim Johannessen of Coastal Geologic Services provides consulting services on coastal, estuarine and bluff processes and shoreline management in the Pacific Northwest. Jim is a Licensed Engineering Geologist and has a MS degree from Western Washington Univ. He started Coastal Geologic Services in 1993 after working for other consulting firms on Puget Sound and Alaska coastal projects. He performs beach and nearshore assessments, and designs gravel beach nourishment and beach restoration projects. Jim has monitored Puget Sound beach projects and run educational programs in all Puget Sound and Straits counties to improve our understanding of coastal processes and interactions of coastal modifications and nearshore habitats.

Sophia C. Johannessen

Research Scientist

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Institute of Ocean Sciences

Sidney British Columbia

Sophie Johannessen is a chemical oceanographer at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, B.C.

Robert K. Johnston

Scientist

U.S. Navy

Marine Environmental Support Office - NW

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center

Bremerton WA

Dr. Johnston is a Senior Scientist with the Navy?s Marine Environmental Support Office, where he specializes in providing technical assistance on marine pollution and ecological risk assessment issues to Navy activities. He is currently detailed to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard where he serves as Technical Coordinator for Project ENVVEST, a watershed-based, multi-agency cooperative project aimed at developing TMDLs for priority constituents and assessing ecological risks for Sinclair and Dyes Inlets in Puget Sound, WA.

Trevor G. Jones

Graduate Student

University of British Columbia

Forest Resource Management

Vancouver British Columbia

Trevor Jones is a first year MSc student in the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia.

Anna N. Kagley

Fisheries Biologist

NOAA Fisheries / National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Fish Ecology

Seattle WA

My research involves laboratory and field projects involving juvenile salmon. Most of my time is devoted helping to understand salmon habitat use through field monitoring and telemetry. Laboratory techniques include surgical tagging and necropsy of salmonids. Often my responsibilities often include animal husbandry tasks such as feeding and caring for salmonids, and disease prevention and identification. My field experience includes various fishing techniques, boat handling skills, and fish and invertebrate collection and identification.

Lisa Kaufman

Natural Resource Specialist 2

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Sedro Woolley WA

Lisa Kaufman is the Restoration Manager for DNR?s Orca Straits region.  She is currently managing several creosote removal projects and working with several partner organizations.

Mitsuhiro Kawase

Associate Professor

University of Washington

School of Oceanography

Seattle WA

Physical oceanographer with expertise on geophysical fluid dynamics and numerical modeling, and specializing on the dynamics of fjord circulation.

Patricia L. Keen

PhD Candidate

University of British Columbia

Institute Resources Environment Sustainability

Vancouver British Columbia

Patricia is completing her PhD studies at the University of British Columbia as collaboration between the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Health Canada and the University of Kansas at Lawrence.  Patricia completed her masters degree in 2002 at the same UBC institute under the supervision of Dr. Ken Hall.  Prior to pursuing graduate studies, she was employed for over ten years with the former BC Research Inc.

Tarang Khangaonkar

Manager, Coastal and Water Resources Modeling

Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Marine Sciences Laboratory

Seattle WA

Dr. Khangaonkar is a Research Leader and Manager of the Water Resources Modeling Group at Battelle?s Marine Sciences Laboratory.  He provides senior leadership to Battelle? activities in numerical modeling studies related to water quality, hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and fate and transport analysis. He has 18 years of experience with various types of models capable of circulation, toxics fate and transport, and water quality kinetics. Dr. Khangaonkar is currently managing the development and application high resolution 3-D finite element hydrodynamics and transport models for feasibility assessment and design of alternatives for restoring natural estuarine functions to coastal marshlands.

Teri L. King

Marine Water Quality Specialist

University of Washington

Washington Sea Grant Program

Shelton WA

Teri King is a marine water quality specialist with the Washington Sea Grant Program working on shellfish bed restoration and septic system education in Puget Sound for the past 16 years.

Jan Kirkby

Landscape Ecologist

Environment Canada (Canadian Wildlife Service)

Delta BC

Terrie Klinger

Assistant Professor

University of Washington

School of Marine Affairs

Seattle WA

Terrie Klinger is Assistant Professor of Marine Affairs at the University of Washington, chair of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, and a member of the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee.

Rob Knight

Co-Leader

Community Mapping Network

Surrey British Columbia

Rob Knight works for the British Columbia Ministry of Environment as an Ecosystems Biologist in the Lower Mainland Region. He has 18 years experience in fresh water fisheries biology followed by over 10 years working closely with NGOs and local governments on stewardship activities. He is the one of the founders of the not for profit, Community Mapping Network in 1996/97.

Nicholas M. Komick

Masters Student

University of Victoria

Department of Geography

Victoria British Columbia

Nicholas Komick is a Masters student at the University of Victoria with a research focus on Oceanographic Remote Sensing.  He entered the program following several years of working as a software developer and completing a Bacholers degree in Geography at the University of Victoria.  Nicholas?s current research is born out of the desire to utilize computers to increase our understanding of our enivornment and anthropogenic impacts on it.

John Konovsky

Environmental Program Manager

Squaxin Island Tribe

Natural Resources Department

Shelton WA

John Konovsky, BA Earlham College and MS Washington State University, is a biologist and environmental program manager for the Squaxin Island Tribe Natural Resources Department.  He has worked for over 13 years on water quality and streamflow issues in Washington State.

Kirk L. Krueger

Research Scientist

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

Habitat Program

Olympia WA

Kirk Krueger is a research scientist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Program, Salmon and Steelhead Habitat Inventory and Assessment Project

Jessica R. Lacy

Research Oceanographer

U.S. Geological Survey

Coastal and Marine Geology

Santa Cruz CA

Jessie Lacy is a physical oceanographer in the Coastal and Marine Geology Team of the US Geological Survey. She conducts research in hydrodynamics and sediment transport in estuaries and coastal waters. Her research interests include the influence of complex bathymetry on circulation and mixing; the interaction of bedforms, waves and currents, and sediment transport; interaction between aquatic vegetation and hydrodynamics; and understanding the role of the physical environment in defining habitat function in aquatic systems.

Russell C. Ladley

Resource Protection Manager

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Fisheries Division

Puyallup WA

Russ Ladley is a fisheries biologist with the Puyallup Indian Tribe and works on a variety of habitat related issues.

Cathy A. Laetz

Research Oceanographer

NOAA Fisheries / National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Seattle WA

Cathy has worked as a research oceanographer at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center since 2001.  Her current research involves investigating the effects of pollutants on the biology and ecology of marine and anadromous fish.  She holds a M.S. in Marine Environmental Science (State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2001) and a B.S. in Biological Oceanography (University of Washington, 1996).

Monique M. Lance

Fish and Wildlife Biologist

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

Wildlife Science

Tacoma WA

Monique Lance is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in the Science division.  Her research throughout Puget Sound and along the outer coast of Washington for the past 13 years has focused on diet and foraging ecology of seabirds and marine mammals.  Her interests include predator prey relationships, food chain dynamics, marine policy, and ecosystem health.

Wayne G. Landis

Director

Huxley College of the Environment

Institute of Environmental Toxicology

Bellingham WA

Wayne G. Landis is the director of the Institute of Environmental Toxicology at Western Washington University?s Huxley College of the Environment. His background is in environmental toxicology, risk assessment and the application of population biology to decision making. He has developed the relative risk model for regional scale ecological risk assessments and has applied it to sites across North America, Australia and South America.

Shawn E. Larson

Curator of Conservation Research

Seattle Aquarium

Seattle WA

Shawn Larson is curator of Conservation Research at the Seattle Aquarium. She has worked there for 12 years and coordinates and conducts research on a variety of marine species including sea otters, fur seals, octopus, alcids, roskfish, Pacific spiny lumpsuckers and sixgill sharks.

Larry L. LeClair

Biologist

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fish and Wildlife

Olympia WA

Larry LeClair is a Biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.  His research interests include applying genetics technology and novel statistical techniques to the investigation of population structure and zoogeography of marine animals, identifying habitat preferences and resource partitioning among different life history stages of marine fish and Pacific salmonids, marine fish and shellfish recruitment ecology, and developing novel approaches to marking early life history stages of marine and anadromous fish.

Patrick L. Lilley

Masters candidate

University of British Columbia

Dept. of Botany & Biodiversity Research Centre

Vancouver British Columbia

Patrick Lilley is a Masters candidate in the Department of Botany at the University of British Columbia. He also holds an Environmental Sciences degree from UBC. He has worked in conservation research, habitat restoration and environmental education in the Georgia Basin for the last six years. Most recently, he coordinated field studies and land management at Trinity Western University (Langley, BC) in partnership with A Rocha, an international conservation organization.

Veronica Lo

MSc Candidate

University of British Columbia

Inst. for Resources, Environment & Sustainability

Vancouver British Columbia

Veronica Lo is a M.Sc. candidate in the Resource Management and Environmental Studies program at UBC, supervised by Dr. Colin Levings and Dr. Kai Chan.  She earned a B.Sc. in Integrative Biology and Environmental Science from the University of Toronto.  Her experience includes researching Great Lakes health indicators at Environment Canada, and coordinating stewardship activities for the Town of Richmond Hill.

Miles G. Logsdon

Research Assistant Professor

University of Washington

School of Oceanography

Seattle WA

Dr. Miles Logsdon is a member of the faculty of the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, School of Oceanography and serves as the director of the Spatial Analysis Lab. His research and teaching activities are focus on spatial pattern analysis in ecosystem sciences and the applications of Geographic Information Science (GIS) and Remote Sensing in ecosystem models.

Eduardo Loos

Student

University of Victoria Dept. Geography

Victoria British Columbia

Eduardo Loos is an Oceanographer in his 4th year Ph.D. program in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria.

Dieta R. Lund

Student

Environment Canada

Canadian Wildlife Service

Vancouver British Columbia

Dieta Lund is a fourth year conservation biology student at the University of British Columbia.  She did her work with Western Sandpipers during a 12 month co-op position with the Canadian Wildlife Service.

Robie W. Macdonald

Research Scientist

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Sidney British Columbia

R.W. Macdonald is a geochemical oceanographer who studies the organic carbon cycle, ocean pathways, contaminants and climate change.  He has worked locally on  contaminant problems in the Strait of Georgia, mainly using dated sediment cores to extract contaminant histories and sources (PAH, Dioxins, Hg, other metals).  He has also worked extensively in the Arctic on the organic carbon cycle and the effects of climate change on the processes of contaminant transport and contaminant concentration

Andrea J. MacLennan

Coastal Scientist

Coastal Geologic Services

Bellingham WA

Andrea MacLennan?s understanding of both coastal geomorphology and ecology enables her to provide valuable syntheses of nearshore processes. She specializes in nearshore geomorphic and habitat assessments, applied coastal management, restoration/conservation planning, geographic information systems (GIS) and (historic) air photo analysis. She has been an environmental consultant in the Puget Sound for over 7 years, and with Coastal Geologic Services in Bellingham, WA, since 2003.

Christina M. Maginnis

Institute of Environmental Toxicology

Western Washington University

Environmental Science

Bellingham WA

Christina Maginnis completed a Master of Science at Western Washington University in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Science at the University of Massachusetts in Natural Resource Science. Her recent thesis research included creating an integrated risk assessment framework on a multiple-use drinking water source. Over the past four years, Christina has worked with citizens and local agencies to improve Lake Whatcom water quality through environmental site assessments, land acquisition, ecological restoration projects, and stormwater compliance.

Nathan J. Mantua

University of Washington

Climate Impacts Group

Seattle WA

Nathan Mantua is a Research Associate Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, affiliate faculty in Atmospheric Sciences and Marine Affairs, and the Assistant Director of the UW?s Center for Science in the Earth System at the University of Washington. Most of his current research is focused on regional impacts of climate on the water cycle, forests and marine ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest, and how climate information is or isn?t being used in resource management decisions. He received a B S from the University of California at Davis in 1988, and a Ph D from the UW?s Department of Atmospheric Science in 1994. He spent one year as a postdoctoral Fellow at Scripps Institute of Oceanography working on a pilot project for the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction. In April 2000 he received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his climate impacts research and public outreach activities.

James M. Maroncelli

Washington State Department of Ecology

Water Quality Program

Olympia WA

Senior environmental chemist with >25 years experience helping industries comply with environmental regulations and improve business operations.  Responsible for management and technical quality of hundreds of environmental assessment, remediation, and regulatory compliance projects; development of chemical, historical, and geoinformational databases; and business process functionality assessment and management system re-engineering.  Developed strategies to manage potential liabilities from State and Federal TMDL rulings.  Conducted human health and ecological risk assessments.  Co-authored ?The Traveler?s Guide to Nuclear Weapons.?

Diane Masson

Research Scientist

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Institute of Ocean Sciences

Sidney British Columbia

Dr Masson has worked on different aspects of the oceanography of the Southern British Columbia waters. In addition to leading a long term seasonal sampling program, she is involved in the development of numerical models of the area.

Anna Mathewson

Manager

Fraser River Estuary Management Program (FREMP)

Burnaby British Columbia

Anna Mathewson is Manager and Policy Coordinator of the Fraser River Estuary Management Program (FREMP), based in Burnaby, B.C.  She has a Master?s degree in Resource Management from Simon Fraser University.  Prior to joining FREMP in 2002, she worked for a number of years in the provincial treaty negotiation process.  FREMP agency partner representatives will also be part of this presentation, representing land managers and regulatory agencies for fisheries, wildlife and environmental management.

Christopher W. May

Senior Scientist-Engineer

Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Marine Sciences Laboratory

Sequim WA

Dr. Christopher W. May, senior research scientist and engineer at the Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory, is a freshwater ecologist and environmental engineer. His areas of interest include stormwater management, low impact development, watershed analysis using geographic information systems, salmonid habitat assessment, water quality monitoring, stream biological assessment, and watershed restoration

Tom McAuley

Engineering Adviser

International Joint Commission

Canadian Section

Ottawa Ontario

Aundrea N. McBride

Research Ecologist

Skagit River System Cooperative

Research

La Conner WA

Aundrea McBride is a geologist with degrees from Southern Methodist University and Western Washington University.  She has worked for the Skagit River System Cooperative since 2000, researching nearshore habitat issues related to Chinook salmon recovery.  Previously, she developed the water resources program for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, conducted research in fluvial and glacial geomorphology, and taught geology and ecology at the university level.

Sarah G. McCarthy

Research Fisheries Biologist

NOAA Fisheries / National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Seattle WA

Sarah McCarthy is a Research Fisheries Biologist in the Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fish Health Program, Environmental Conservation Division at NOAA?s Northwest Fisheries Science Center.  She joined the program in 2005 to serve as the coordinator for research associated with the effects of contaminated stormwater on fish.  She earned a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Science from Santa Clara University in 2000 and a M.S. in Aquatic and Fisheries Science from University of Washington in 2004.

Michelle McConnell

Project Coordinator - SMP Update

Jefferson County

Dept. of Community Development

Port Townsend WA

With basic training in marine science and professional experience in fisheries research, community education, and natural resource stewardship, Michelle McConnell has lived west of the Cascades since age 12, always keeping near to the water.  She has enjoyed unique experiences where the goal was to blur the edges between ecology, economy and human culture.  Newly immersed in the world of policy and planning, she strives to stay firmly grounded in science while stitching together a quilt of community values that will satisfy diverse interests and adhere to the goals of legislative mandates.

Andrew J. McNaughton

McNaughton Environmental Consultants

Nanaimo British Columbia

Andrew McNaughton graduated with a diploma in Fisheries and Aquaculture from Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo, BC.  He has worked for other consultants for several years and started his enterprise in 1998. He has worked with a number of Vancouver Island First Nations in areas of fish habitat, shellfish aquaculture development and water quality projects.

 

Michael C. Melnychuk

Graduate Student

University of British Columbia

Fisheries Centre

Vancouver British Columbia

I?m a U.B.C. Ph.D. student with Carl Walters studying marine mortality and migration patterns of juvenile salmonids in southern B.C. My work involves acoustic tagging studies with stationary and mobile receivers under the POST project as well as simulation modelling to estimate detection rates and movement/mortality processes.

Scott J. Mickelson

Senior Water Quality Project Manager

King County

Marine and Sediment Assessment Group

Seattle WA

Scott Mickelson is a Senior Water Quality Project Manager with the King County Marine and Sediment Assessment Group.  He manages water and sediment quality monitoring projects for the County, along with conducting field studies for sediment cleanup and other regulatory purposes.  His background is in environmental chemistry and marine biology.

Jim Middaugh

Science, Fish and Wildlife Division Manager

City of Portland

Environmental Services

Portland OR

Jim Middaugh manages the City of Portland?s Science, Fish and Wildlife Division. Jim is responsible for natural resource investigations and analyses and the City?s response to Endangered Species Act listings. Prior to joining the City of Portland, Jim was the Public Affairs Manager for the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.  The Council is an interstate compact formed by Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana to manage energy, fish and wildlife in the Columbia River Basin.

Steven F. Mihaly

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Institute of Ocean Sciences

Sidney British Columbia

Graduate of UBC in Physical Oceanography. Spent last few years working on coastal oceanography of BC and as well as the physical oceanography of the Endeavour Ridge hydrothermal venting system. As an avid sailor has a strong bond and recreational interest in the Salish Sea.

Gary Minton

Civil/Environmental Engineer

Seattle WA

Member of the Water and Salmon Committee of the Cascade Chapter for ten years.  Native born and resident of Seattle for 63 years. Active in urban stream issues and concerns.  Licensed professional civil/environmental engineer with knowledge and experience in urban water quality.

 

Danielle Mitchell

University of Washington

Seattle WA

Danielle Mitchell earned a Bachelor?s degree in marine biology from California State University in Long Beach in 2001.  After graduation, she worked as a research assistant in a neurobiology lab in San Diego, where she developed a strong interest in molecular biology and genetics.  This experience inspired her to combine her knowledge of marine ecology and genetics and is currently pursuing a Master?s degree at the University of Washington under the advisement of Lorenz Hauser.

Todd A. Mitchell

Water Resources Manager

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Office of Planning and Community Development

La Conner WA

Todd Mitchell, a Swinomish Tribal member, is the Water Resources Manager in the Swinomish Planning Office. He graduated from Dartmouth College (BA, Geology) and Washington State University (MS, Geology) specializing in hydrogeology, igneous petrology and geochemistry. His research includes the Tribe?s water resources including tidelands, surfacewater, groundwater, wetlands, and habitat restoration research.

Ed Molash

Environmental Engineer

Washington State Department of Transportation

Environmental Services

Olympia WA

B.S. Geophysics - University of Delaware 1981, B.S. Civil Engineering - University of Delaware 1981, M.S. Environmental Engineering - Oklahoma State University 1991.  12 years of experience in hydrology, water quality, and streambank erosion projects associated with highway construction, preservation, and maintenance.

Alyse Mongeon

Trent University

Watershed Ecosystem Graduate Program

Peterborough Ontario

M.Sc. candidate in the Watershed Ecosystem Graduate Program, Trent University

Melissa V. Montgomery

Derelict Vessel Removal Program Manager

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Aquatic Resources Division

Olympia WA

Melissa Montgomery works for the Department of Natural Resources as Washington State?s Derelict Vessel Removal Program Manager.  Melissa previously worked for DNR managing state properties.  Melissa has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Marine Affairs degree from the University of Washington?s School of Marine Affairs.

Stephanie K. Moore

University of Washington

School of Oceanography and Climate Impacts Group

Seattle WA

Stephanie Moore is a postdoctoral research associate with the University of Washington?s School of Oceanography and Climate Impacts Group. Currently she is investigating the role of climate variability on harmful algal blooms in the Puget Sound estuary and on the Washington coast. Broader research interests include nutrient enrichment and limitation in coastal systems and physical-biological interactions in the plankton. She obtained a BS and PhD from the University of New South Wales, Australia, where she researched tracers and indicators of anthropogenic nutrient enrichment in subtropical east Australian estuaries. She has worked with local government in Australia to develop and prepare the Estuarine Management Plan for Wallis Lake; the largest commercial oyster producing area and largest area of seagrass habitat on the New South Wales coast.

Patrick Moran

Biologist

U.S. Geological Survey

Washington Water Science Center

Tacoma WA

Patrick Moran serves as the Biologist for the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program for Washington State.  As his training is as a toxicologist, he additionally works on a number of contaminant related projects.

Sarah A. Morley

Research Ecologist

NOAA Fisheries / National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Seattle WA

Sarah Morley is a Research Ecologist with the Watershed Program at NOAA?s Northwest Fisheries Science Center. As a member of the Restoration Team, her work focuses on evaluating the effects of various restoration techniques in freshwater and estuarine environments. Sarah received her M.S. from the U.W. School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and her B.S. from U.C. Berkeley.

Madrona B. Murphy

Botanist and genetic technician

KWIAHT (Centre for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea)

Lopez Island WA

Madrona Murphy, a lifelong resident of Lopez Island, has formal training in botany and plant-human interactions, as well as extensive practical experience in the ethobotany of the San Juan archipelago..  She divides her time between molecular biology at the Center for Cell Dynamics and stewardship related research as a botanist and genetic technician with Kwiaht: Center for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea.

Mark S. Myers

Research Fisheries Biologist

NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Ecotoxicology Program

Seattle WA

Mark Myers is a research fisheries biologist at NOAA?s Northwest Fisheries Science Center.  His primary focus is on the toxicological effects of chemical contaminants on salmon and marine fish species.  He is the lead histopathologist for the Center?s Ecotoxicology Program.

Bruce Nairn

Environmental Engineer

King County

Department of Natural Resources and Parks

Seattle WA

Bruce Nairn is an Environmental Engineer with King County?s Wastewater Treatment Division.  He is interested in understanding and modeling environmental transport processes.

Kerry Naish

University of Washington

School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Seattle WA

Troy C. Nelson

Senior Fisheries Biologist

LGL Limited Environmental Research Associates

Sidney British Columbia

Troy C. Nelson is a Fisheries Biologist with LGL Limited environmental research associates (Sidney, BC), the Executive Director of the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society (FRSCS; Vancouver, BC).  A dual citizen of Canada and the USA, Mr. Nelson has been involved with a diversity of fisheries research initiatives and aquatic ecosystem assessments in Alaska, Washington state, British Columbia, and Australia.  He currently resides near the shores of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia.

Melissa Neuman

Fisheries Biologist

NOAA Fisheries / National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Long Beach CA

Fishery Biologist, 2001-present, NOAA/NMFS/Southwest Region.  Coordinate the recovery of the first endangered marine invertebrate, white abalone (Haliotis sorenseni), throughout its range from Pt. Conception, California, USA to Central Baja California, Mexico.  Aid in the conservation, protection and recovery of other marine invertebrates (green abalone-H. fulgens, black abalone-H. cracherodii, pink abalone-H. corrugata) and fishes (cowcod- Sebastes levis, bocaccio- Sebastes paucispinis) on NMFS?s Species of Concern List.  Make ESA listing decisions and develop subsequent rulemaking involving protective regulations and critical habitat designations for marine invertebrates and fishes (notably green sturgeon-Acispenser medirostris) in the southwestern United States.

Chrys-Ellen M. Neville

Research Biologist

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Nanaimo British Columbia

Chrys Neville is a research biologist with over 15 years experience with Fisheries and Oceans Canada.  She has published numerous papers including the effects of climate on regional ecosystems and has presented this work both regionally and internationally.

Jan A. Newton

Principal Oceanographer

University of Washington

Applied Physics Laboratory

Seattle WA

Jan Newton is a biological oceanographer at the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington.

Janna Nichols

SeaDoc Society

UC Davis Wildlife Health Center

Eastsound WA

Janna Nichols is an avid SCUBA diver and loves to teach people about the amazing fish and invertebrates that live in the Georgia Basin Puget Sound. Underwater photography and fish and invertebrate ID are her favorite underwater activities. She is a dive instructor and teaches fish and invertebrate identification classes for the SeaDoc Society. When she?s not underwater, Janna loves duel sport motorcycling and geocaching.

Jim Norris

Owner

Marine Resources Consultants

Port Townsend WA

James Norris hods a BS degree in mathematics (UC, Davis) and MS and PhD degrees in fisheries (Univ of Alaska, UW). He has 25 years of commercial fishing experience (salmon, sablefish, halibut, Dungeness crab). He is president of Sound Vessels, Inc. and owner of Marine Resources Consultants. His current research focuses on underwater videographic methods for monitoring nearshore marine habitats.

Dale Norton

Environmental Scientist

WA Dept. of Ecology

Lacey WA

Dale Norton received his B.S. Degree in Marine Resources from Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University in 1980.  Since 1980, he has worked at the Washington State Department of Ecology serving as lead scientist on a wide variety of environmental research and monitoring programs.  During the last 20 years his work has focused on toxics contaminations issues (fish tissue, sediments and water) in marine and freshwater aquatic systems. He currently manages the Toxics Studies Unit (TSU) in the Environmental Assessment Program, which oversees such activities as the Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program, TMDLs for toxic pollutants and PBT monitoring.

David R. Nysewander

Wildlife Biologist

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

Olympia WA

Dave has been with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife since 1992 leading the marine bird and mammal component of the Puget Sound Assessment and Monitoring Program along with agency?s sea duck research.  His work 1975-1992 in Alaska with U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service included monitoring seabird colonies, at-sea surveys, reintroduction of endangered species, oil spill damage assessments, and serving as supervisory wildlife biologist for the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge 1986-1992.

Peter F. Olesiuk

Research Biologist / Program Head

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Pinniped Research Program

Nanaimo British Columbia

Peter Olesiuk is a Research Biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and is Head of Seal and Sea Lion Research Programs in Pacific Region.  He works out of the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, B.C., and has been studying seals, sea lions and other marine mammals for 25 years, and has a special interest in population biology and foraging ecology.

Janet I. Olsonbaker

Usability Engineer

University of Washington

Applied Physics Laboratory

Seattle WA

Janet Olsonbaker is a usability engineer at the Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle. She is Co-Principal Investigator of the Boater Information System (BIS), a web portal that helps boaters access cutting-edge weather and oceanographic products for Puget Sound. She manages the Multimedia Development Program, which produces videos and interactive web applications for education and science, computer-based training programs, 3D visualizations and animations. Her research interests include Human Computer Interaction and Cognitive Task Analysis.

Sandra M. O?Neill

Research Scientist

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fish Program

Seattle WA

Ms. O?Neill is a research scientist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Washington. She received her B.S. in Zoology from Memorial University of Newfoundland and her M.S. in Zoology from the University of British Columbia.  For the past 15 years she has led the Puget Sound Assessment and Monitoring Program?s assessment of contaminants in Puget Sound fishes.  Her research interests are the influence of fish life history on contaminant accumulation and mapping the flow of contaminants through the aquatic food web.

Heather Osachoff

M. Sc. candidate (SFU) and Toxicogenomics Analyst

Environment Canada

Environmental Toxicology

North Vancouver British Columbia

Heather Osachoff is a Master of Science in Biology student at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC, Canada) and also works for Environment Canada at the Pacific Environmental Science Centre (North Vancouver, BC, Canada).  Her research combines traditional toxicological studies with genomics tools to investigate sewage effects on gene expression in Pacific salmon species.

Tom Ostrom

Environmental Biologist

Suquamish Tribe

Fisheries Department

Suquamish WA

Robert Pacunski

Fish and Wildlife Biologist

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

Marine Fish Science

Mill Creek WA

Bob Pacunski is a Marine Fish Biologist and Research Diver with WDFW where he has been conducting research on rockfish and lingcod for the past 15 years.  Bob received a B.Sc. in Biology from Seattle Pacific University in 1984 and a M.Sc. in Fisheries from the University of Washington in 1990.  Utilizing underwater technology and GIS, Bob?s research has focused on habitat utilization by Puget Sound bottomfish and the mapping of those habitats.

Gary Palcisko

Toxicologist

Washington State Department Health

Olympia WA

Gary Palcisko is a health assessor with Washington Department of Health.  He received a MS from the University of Washington and BS from University of North Carolina, Charlotte.  Recent projects include evaluating exposure at a naturally-occurring asbestos site and developing health advice for consuming Puget Sound fish.

Wayne A. Palsson

Research Scientist

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

Mill Creek WA

Wayne Palsson is a research scientist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.  He has worked on marine fishes in Puget Sound for nearly 30 years and has focused on their biology, ecology, and management.

Sandra Parker Stetter

University of Washington

School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Seattle WA

Sandra Parker Stetter is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, working with Dr. John Horne.  Her current research uses acoustics to address ecological and management questions for fish and large invertebrates.

Julia K. Parrish

Associate Professor

University of Washington

School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Seattle WA

Julia K. Parrish is an Associate Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and Department of Biology at the University of Washington.  Her research and academic interests follow three major routes: behavior of organisms living in groups (like schools of fish and colonially nesting seabirds), seabird ecology (mainly Common Murres), and marine conservation.  Julia founded the COASST Program with 12 original volunteers in 1999.  The program has since grown to more than 400 volunteers on over 150 beaches.

Valerie Partridge

Estuarine Ecologist

Washington State Department of Ecology

Environmental Assessment Program

Olympia WA

Valerie Partridge is an estuarine ecologist with the Washington State Department of Ecology.  Since 2003, she has been Ecology?s project lead for the Washington Coastal EMAP project.  She has a M.Sc. in biology from Acadia University and a M.S. in statistics from Virginia Tech.

Clay R. Patmont

Partner

Anchor Environmental, LLC

Seattle WA

Mr. Patmont has more than 27 years of experience in aquatic site investigations, source evaluations, and design of hazardous substance remediation and habitat restoration projects in aquatic environments, particularly lakes, large rivers, and estuaries.  He is a recognized national expert in several areas, including integrated sediment cleanup and habitat restoration design.

Daniel Pauly

Featured Keynote Speaker

Dr. Daniel Pauly is a French citizen, born in May 1946 in Paris, France. He grew up in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, but completed high school and university studies in the Federal Republic of Germany, where he acquired a ?Diplom? (= MSc) in 1974 and a Doctorate degree in Fisheries Biology in 1979 at the University of Kiel.

He joined the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), in Manila, Philippines, in July 1979. In October 1994, he joined the Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia (UBC), as a tenured Professor, and became Director of the UBC Fisheries Centre November 1, 2003.

Dr. Pauly is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Science), one of UBC?s ?Distinguished University Scholars?, was named one of Scientific American?s ?50 Research Leader? for 2003, and has received numerous awards, notably the International COSMOS Prize from the Expo?90 Foundation, Japan in 2005, and the Volvo Environment Prize from the Volvo Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden in 2006.

Anthony J. Paulson

Research Hydrologist

U.S. Geological Survey

Washington Water Science Center

Tacoma WA

Anthony Paulson currently is the Section Chief of Environmental Hydrology and Geochemistry.  After receiving his Ph. D in Environmental Science from the University of Washington, he conducted research with NOAA-Research, U.S. Bureau of Mines, Drexel University, US EPA and NOAA-Fisheries.  He has collaborated with physical oceanographers to develop models that couple physical and geochemical processes and has published over 30 refereed articles and reports on cycling of trace metals and nutrients in Puget Sound.

Pat Pearson

Water and Natural Resources Faculty

Washington State University

Jefferson County Extension

Port Hadlock WA

Pearson develops programs to educate residents about watersheds and natural systems.

Marlow Pellatt

Coastal Ecologist

Parks Canada

Western and Northern Service Centre

Vancouver British Columbia

Dr. Marlow Pellatt is the Coastal Ecologist for Parks Canada?s Western and Northern Service Centre and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University.  Dr. Pellatt?s research interests are directed at coastal ecosystem processes, paleoecology and paleoclimatology.

Briony E. Penn

Adjunct Professor

University of Victoria

School of Environmental Studes

Saltspring Island British Columbia

Dr. Briony Penn is a journalist, broadcaster, activist, naturalist, artist, consultant and lecturer. She is the author and collaborator on a number of books on natural history, community mapping and environmental education in the Salish Sea. She is one of the founders of The Land Conservancy of British Columbia and has won national awards for her environmental education and writing. Her first love is stewarding her island, Saltspring, in the Salish Sea.

Gretchen Peterson

PetersonGIS

Poulsbo WA

Ms. Peterson has been conducting GIS analysis and development in the Pacific Northwest for over seven years.  Prior to founding PetersonGIS, she was a GIS analyst for a consulting firm where she designed the GIS salmonid refugia model for Kitsap and Jefferson Counties in Washington State.  She holds a BS in Natural Resources from Cornell University.

Megan E. Petrie

Research Fisheries Biology

NOAA Fisheries / National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Manchester WA

Megan has been with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center for about a year, and currently studies the behavior of steelhead both in their natural habitat and experimentally in the laboratory.  She is particularly interested in the habitat use and marine migration patterns of salmonids, and how those behaviors are affected by environmental or ecological factors.

Stephen H. Phillips

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Portland OR

Stephen Phillips has worked for the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission since 1992 and has been the Aquatic Nuisance Species Program Manager for the past 7 years.  He received a B.S. in Biology from Baldwin Wallace College in 1979 and a Masters Degree in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University in 1987.

Monty Raisinghani

University of British Columbia

Chemical Engineering

Surrey British Columbia

Young, Motivated, and AMBITIOUS Chemical Engineering Student at the University of British Columbia, 4th Year, Process Option

Robert Rankin

Research Assistant

Environment Canada

Vancouver British Columbia

Robert Rankin is a fourth year student at Simon Fraser University. He has both resource management and ecological field experience.  Robert has rescently been working as a coop student for Environment Canada, helping to develop an Ecosystem Status and Trends Assessment for Canada.

Scott B. Redman

Program Manager, Toxics Reduction

Puget Sound Action Team

Olympia WA

Scott Redman is a Toxics Reduction Program Manager for the State of Washington?s Puget Sound Action Team (PSAT).  He has worked for PSAT in various capacities, including acting director and science coordinator, for 10 years.  Earlier in his career, Scott worked in other parts of the U.S. on Great Lakes clean up and U.S. EPA regulatory programs.  Scott has a Bachelor?s in Chemistry and a Master?s in Environmental Science with a concentration in Environmental Chemistry.

Sarah Rees

Section Manager Program Development

WA Dept of Ecology

Olympia WA

Sarah Rees manages the Program Development Section for the Air Quality Program at the Washington State Department of Ecology.  Her section is responsible for statewide planning, rule development, air toxics, public outreach, and air quality modeling efforts.  She is a PhD candidate at Carnegie Mellon University, where her research focused on monitoring, characterization and transport of fine PM.  Prior to graduate school, she practiced environmental law in California.

Blain R. Reeves

Nearshore Habitat Scientist

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Nearshore Habitat Program

Olympia WA

Blain Reeves is a natural resource scientist with the Nearshore Habitat Program at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. He has worked on nearshore habitat monitoring, inventory and exotic species research projects throughout Washington for more than ten years.

Reg R. Reisenbichler

Fishery Research Biologist

U.S. Geological Survey

Western Fisheries Research Center

Seattle WA

Managed and studied fishes in Wyoming and California. Conducted research in experimental design, population genetics, population dynamics, stream ecology, and life histories of anadromous Pacific salmonids from California to Alaska. Specific topics include integration of artificial and natural production, effects of marine-derived nutrients in streams, use of otoliths to describe estuary utilization by juvenile salmon, and habitat utilization, distribution, abundance, and growth of forage and other fishes (including bull trout) in Puget Sound.

Casimir A. Rice

Research Fisheries Biologist

University of Washington and NOAA Fisheries

Mukilteo WA

Casey Rice is a Research Fisheries Biologist at NOAA?s Mukilteo Facility. In sixteen years with NOAA he has been involved in several research projects focusing on the biological effects of human activities in coastal marine and estuarine environments. Casey holds B.A. and B.S. degrees (The Evergreen State College 1989), an M.S. in fisheries (University of Washington 1997), and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Washington under the supervision of Dr. James Karr.

Mike G. Richards

Program Coordinator

Georgia Strait Alliance

Green Boating

Nanaimo British Columbia

Mike Richards, has been boating all his life and has spent time with the Navy and as a professional fisherman.  Mike is a member of several boating organizations and has cruised extensively in Australia, Canada, The United States and Mexico. Mike has qualifications in Environmental Science, Education and Program Development. He is a member of the Canadian Marine Advisory Council and is a past chair of the Georgia Basin Ecosystem Initiative Green Boating work group.

Jeffrey E. Richey

Professor

University of Washington

Seattle WA

Richey?s research  involves the biogeochemistry and hydrology of river basins, from Hood Canal and Puget Sound to the large tropical basins of the Amazon, Mekong, and Zambezi. Across this range of environments, a set of problems remain constants ? how to interpolate between sparse field measurements, and ultimately create projections of possible future outcomes. Hence his central focus is the integration of field measurements from multiple sites with cyber infrastructure techniques.

Mindy L. Roberts

Environmental Engineer

Washington State Department of Ecology

Environmental Assessment Program

Olympia WA

Mindy Roberts received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and MS in Civil and Oceanographic Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Ph.D. at the University of Washington.  Greg Pelletier received a BS in Environmental Studies from Springfield College and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington.  Both are professional engineers with the Department of Ecology, modeling a variety of freshwater and marine systems.

Cliff L. Robinson

Parks Canada

Vancouver British Columbia

Dr. Cliff Robinson is a marine ecosystem scientist with the Resource Conservation unit of the Western and Northern Service Centre, Parks Canada Agency, Vancouver, BC. He provides research support to National Parks and to the National Marine Conservation Areas program on the Pacific and Arctic coasts of Canada. Research interests include understanding the structure and functioning of near shore ecosystems, such as seagrass meadows, and understanding habitat use of key forage fish species, through field study, geographic information systems, and ecosystem modelling.

Laura Rogers-Bennett

Associate Biologist

California Department of Fish and Game

Bodega Marine Lab

Bodega Bay CA

Dr. Rogers-Bennett received her Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis. She completed two post-doctoral fellowships one at UC Santa Cruz, Institute of Marine Science and the other at the UW. Friday Harbor Labs. Dr. Rogers-Bennett is an associate biologist with the California Department of Fish and Game working at the Bodega Marine Lab addressing processes that impact marine populations and communities applying these findings to resource assessment, management and conservation.

Robert J. Rosenbauer

Geochemist

U.S. Geological Survey

Menlo Park CA

Senior Geochemist with over thirty years research in organic, inorganic, and experimental geochemistry of fundamental geologic processes and more recently in studies that provide information to help understand natural and human-induced stresses on the environment. Research interests include: Submarine hydrothermal systems, geochronology, the global carbon cycle, and chemical interactions in the coastal zone, including the source, transport, accumulation, and impact of contaminants on the microbial community structure of coastal ecosystems.

Peter S. Ross

Research Scientist

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

MEQ Section, Institute of Ocean Sciences

Sidney British Columbia

Dr Peter S. Ross is a Research Scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and holds Adjunct Professorships at the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University. He conducts research on environmental contaminants in coastal food webs and on their consequences for marine mammals and other biota.

Don P. Rothaus

Fish and Wildlife Biologist

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

Central Shellfish Unit

Mill Creek WA

Don Rothaus has been a biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife since 1988.  His work focuses primarily on subtidal shellfish species including geoduck, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and abalone. He is also the WDFW Diving Safety Officer.

Melinda L. Rowse

Research Fishery Biologist

NOAA Fisheries / National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Conservation Biology Division

Seattle WA

Mindy Rowse is a Research Fishery Biologist in the Conservation Biology Division, at Northwest Fisheries Science Center.  She is a member of the Salmon Harvest Team and works with the Estuary and Ocean Ecology Program on juvenile salmon research, including use of estuarine and nearshore habitats in Puget Sound.  She has a BS in Ecology and Wildlife Biology from University of Wisconsin, Green Bay; and a MS in Fisheries from University of Washington.

Wendi M. Ruef

Research Scientist

University of Washington

School of Oceanography

Seattle WA

Wendi Ruef is currently working as an oceanographer at the University of Washington.  She has been involved with the ORCA project since June, 2000, and received a bachelor?s of science degree in chemical oceanography from the University of Washington in June, 2000.

Camille Russell

GIS and Remote Sensing Analyst

People For Puget Sound

Habitat

Seattle WA

Camille Russell is an urban planner with experience using geospatial technologies for environmental characterizations and assessments. Work in academia has involved the characterization of urban-impervious land-cover in the Puget Sound region, and the quantification of critical salmon habitat in the Puget Sound nearshore using a combination of GIS analysis tools and remotely-sensed data. Camille?s current role includes developing geospatial methodologies for habitat restoration, conducting GIS analysis, and integrating key stakeholders in habitat restoration priorities.

Michal Russo

Research Assistant

University of Washington

Urban Planning and Design

Seattle WA

Michal is currently finishing a dual Masters in Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture form the University of Washington. Her studies focus on Urban Ecology, exploring the unique relationship between humans and the natural world within major metropolitan areas. After she graduates she hopes to tie emerging research in Urban Ecology with physical design to alter human perception and behavior in Urban Ecosystems.

Michael Sanborn

Environmental Scientist

UMA Engineering Ltd.

Victoria British Columbia

Mike Sanborn completed an M.Sc. at the university of Victoria before joining the institute of Ocean Sciences.  He currently works as an environmental scientist UMA Engineering Ltd. in Victoria, BC.

Bettina C. Sander

Senior Aquatic Biologist

Golder Associates Ltd.

Burnaby British Columbia

Ms. Sander has a M.Sc., in Limnolgy, is an R.P. Bio, and an Associate in Golder?s Burnaby office. She has over 15 years experience in implementing and managing environmental assessment and fisheries projects. She has been working with the Squamish Nation for over 11 years on the salmon enumeration program as well as other projects. She is primary author on both the Squamish River Watershed Recovery Plan and the Salmon Assessment Framework for the Squamish River Watershed.

Valentin H. Schaefer

Faculty Coordinator, Restoration of Natural System

University of Victoria

Environmntal Studies

Victoria British Columbia

Val is an educator and urban ecologist. He is the Faculty Coordinator of the Restoration of Natural Systems Program at the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. His research focuses on urban biodiversity and connectivity. Val is a recipient of the BC Minister of the Environment?s Award for Environmental Education, and the BC Society of Landscape Architects? Award for community service.

Anja Schanz

Estuarine Ecologist

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Aquatic Resources Devision

Olympia WA

Anja Schanz is currently leading the Eelgrass Stressor-Response Project, which focus on identifying the causes of eelgrass losses in Puget Sound with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. As a post-doctoral researcher she worked on the development and intercalibration of a Trilateral Seagrass Monitoring and Assessment Program (TMAP) in the Wadden Sea (North Sea), and was involved in projects dealing with the habitat destruction and species lost along the European Coasts (ELME) at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. Her previous research focused on seagrass ecology, hydrodynamics and ecological functions of seagrass systems (PhD). She graduated as a marine biologist (Diploma) at the University of Bremen, Germany.

Cindy M. Schexnider

Environmental Contaminant Specialist

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Environmental Contaminants

Lacey WA

Cindy is an Environmental Contaminant Specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Lacey, WA.  She has approximately 14 years of experience as a biologist with the agency and has been working on the trumpter swan lead shot ingestion problem since 2000.

Paul Schlenger

Fisheries Biologist

Anchor Environmental, LLC

Seattle WA

Paul Schlenger is a fisheries biologist with Anchor Environmental in Seattle.  He attended the University of Virginia for his undergraduate degree and received his Masters degree from the University of Washington?s School of Fisheries.  His research has focused on fish interactions with physical and biological environmental conditions.  Paul?s nearshore work has focused on habitat-based evaluations of environmental conditions for salmonids and their prey.

Orlando W. Schmidt

Environmental Soil Specialist

British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

Resource Management Branch

Abbotsford British Columbia

Mr. Schmidt is Environmental Soil Specialist with the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Lands. His work includes assessment of agricultural nutrient management practices on the environment, and development of planning tools to increase uptake of nutrient management planning by farmers in BC.  He has a B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences from UBC and is a current candidate for an M.Sc. in Environmental Management from Royal Roads University.

Lynn Schneider

BEACH Program Coordinator

Washington State Department of Ecology

Olympia WA

Ms. Schneider received her B.S. in Environmental Chemistry from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington in 1988.  She worked as a chemist for Morton International for eight years prior to joining the Washington State Department of Ecology in 2001.  Lynn became the BEACH Program Coordinator in 2001.  Her main interest is the relationship between increases in indicator levels and increased illness rates associated with water contact.  Additional interests include efficient and effective public notification and education related to fecal pollution at our recreational beaches as well as remediation of polluted beaches.

Morgan M. Schneidler

Social Scientist

Frank Orth and Associates

NWFSC Socioecnomics Program

Fall City WA

Morgan M. Schneidler worked with the Makah Tribe as part of her thesis research to help evaluate ecotourism opportunities and challenges on the reservation.  She was as a research associate with the Washington Sea Grant Program and attended the University of Washington?s School of Marine Affairs.  Morgan is currently employed as a social scientist and works with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center?s socioeconomic program to better understand the human dimension of the marine and coastal ecosystems in the Northwest Region.

Nathaniel L. Scholz

Research Zoologist

NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Ecotoxicology Program

Seattle WA

Nat Scholz manages the Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fish Health Program at NOAA?s Northwest Fisheries Science Center.  He plans and coordinates NOAA?s pollution-related research in the Pacific Northwest.  He is particularly interested in the impacts of coastal development and toxic stormwater runoff on salmon and marine fish species.  He has a Masters in marine biology (Boston University) and a Ph.D in zoology (University of Washington).

Hans Schreier

Professor

University of British Columbia

Institute for Resources & Environment

Vancouver British Columbia

Jennifer MacDonald has an MSc degree from UBC in Resource Management and worked for 2 years years as a research associate at the Institute for Resources and Environment at UBC before joining Environment Canada in Nov. 2006. Her research interests are in water resources management, hydrological and pollution processes and stormwater management.

Peter Schwarzhoff

Head, Air Quality Science

Environment Canada

Vancouver BC

Peter Schwarzhoff manages the Meteorological Service of Canada?s Air Quality Science Unit in Vancouver. This unit includes experts in monitoring, atmospheric chemistry, data analysis, meteorology and air quality modeling. Issues of current interest include emissions scenario modeling, source apportionment, transboundary and transcontinental flows of air pollution. Peter is Environment Canada?s national lead on the impact of pollution on visibility.

James Selleck III

People for Puget Sound

Seattle WA

James is specialized in marine habitat ecology, population biology, statistical design, and invasive species.  Masters of Science in marine ecology from Western Washington University, B.S. in marine biology from University of New Hampshire.  Has conducted research in broad scale marine ecosystems, including groundfish, eelgrass, nearshore invertebrates, and estuarine processes.  Scuba instructor for NAUI.  Previously employed by Washington State Fish and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources, and The Nature Conservancy.

Laura J. Sellens

Western Washington University

Huxley College of the Environment

Bellingham WA

Laura is a Master of Science candidate at Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.  Laura received her B.S. from Huxley College in 2005, where she studied invasive plants, environmental toxicology and ecological risk assessment of genetically modified organisms.  Her current research and career interests include population ecology of biological contaminants, geospatial analysis, botany, and integrating social and economic impacts into environmental assessments.

Tara Sharma

GIS Specialist

Parks Canada

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Sidney British Columbia

Tara Sharma is the GIS Specialist for the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. She is interested in applying GIS and remote sensing techniques for park planning and management, specially for ecosystem mapping, monitoring, protection, and restoration. Besides studying landscape changes, she is also working on exploring use of LiDAR and hyperpsectral remote sensing for forest canopy characterization. In her earlier career she worked as a Remote Sensing Scientist with the Indian Space Research Organization.

Patrick Shaw

Senior Environmental Objectives Scientist

Environment Canada

Vancouver British Columbia

Patrick Shaw is a scientist with Environment Canada in Vancouver.

Margaret Shield

Coalition Coordinator

Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition

Seattle WA

Hugh Shipman

Washington State Department of Ecology

Bellevue WA

Hugh Shipman has been a coastal geologist with Shorelands Program of the Washington Department of Ecology since 1989.  Mr. Shipman?s work is focused on the shoreline of Puget Sound.  His interests include shoreline erosion and coastal landforms, landslides and geologic hazards, beach nourishment and restoration, and the environmental impacts of shoreline modification.  Hugh received a B.A. in Earth Sciences and Engineering from Dartmouth in 1981 and an M.S. in Geological Sciences from the University of Washington in 1986.

Ginger Shoemaker

Graduate Student

University of Washington, Seattle

College of Forest Resources, UW Botanic Gardens

Seattle WA

Ginger Shoemaker is a beginning Ph.D. student at the University of Washington studying Zostera marina ecology. She is an ARCS fellow and just recently moved to Seattle from California where she completed a master?s degree at Humboldt State University in marine botany and worked on a five-year Zostera marina monitoring project with California Sea Grant.

David H. Shull

Assistant Professor

Western Washington University

Department of Environmental Sciences

Bellingham WA

David Shull is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University.  David received a B.S. in oceanography from the University of Washington, an M.S. in oceanography from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts Boston.  Before coming to Western he worked as a research associate at the University of Maine and an assistant professor of biology at Gordon College, Wenham, MA.

Charles A. Simenstad

Research Professor

University of Washington

School of Ocean and Fishery Sciences

Seattle WA

Charles Simenstad is a Research Profrofessor at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, where he coordinates the Wetland Ecosystem Team (WET). WET conducts interdisciplinary, applied and basic research in estuarine and coastal marine shallow-water ecosystems, with emphasis on their structure and dynamics, processes that support juvenile salmon, restoration ecology and the distribution and role of invasive organisms.

Robert C. Simmons

County Extension Director

Washington State University

Extension

Shelton WA

Bob Simmons is the Director of the WSU Mason County Extension office, as well as the WSU Extension State Water Quality Coordinator.  Over the past 14 years he has developed a number of educational publications, videos, journal articles and has established a number of outreach programs serving South Puget Sound.  He has a MS in Water Resources Management from the University of Rhode Island and a BS in Geomechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester.

William Simonds

Hydrologist

U.S. Geological Survey

Tacoma WA

Bill Simonds works for the U.S. Geological Survey out of the Washington Water Science Center in Tacoma, Washington. He has been involved in a number of surface water-ground water interaction studies in western Washington. His current research project involves measuring submarine groundwater discharge as it relates to nutrient loading and the health of Hood Canal.

Sara Singleton

Associate Professor

Western Washington University

Political Science

Bellingham WA

Sara Singleton is an associate professor in the Political Science Department at Western Washington University.  Garrett Bouldin is a graduate student in the Political Science Department at WWU.  This research was funded by teh Border Policy Institute at Western Washington University.

Teresa E. Sjostrom

Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group

Belfair WA

Teresa Sjostrom graduated from Western Washington University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  She began working with the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group (HCSEG) as an intern, conducting stream habitat surveys over four summers.  As a HCSEG staff member, her efforts are now focused on the Hood Canal Dissolved Oxygen Program, a Steelhead Supplementation Study, and a Derelict Fishing Gear Removal Program.

John W. Small

Landscape Planner

Anchor Environmental, LLC

Seattle WA

John Small is a Landscape Planner and Landscape Architect with a strong interest in developing science based approaches to habitat restoration and conservation.

Kaia Smith

Environmental Educator

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Office of Planning and Community Development

La Conner WA

Ms. Smith, an Alaska Native, is the Environmental Educator for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, La Conner, WA.  Her work focuses on local youth, working in the Swinomish preschool, the local school system, and in several local after-school programs.  She also provides environmental education and outreach during community events, both at Swinomish and in the surrounding local communities.

Daniele J. Spirandelli

University of Washington

Department of Urban Design and Planning

Seattle WA

Daniele Spirandelli is a PhD student at the University of Washington, Department of Urban Design and Planning.

Julann A. Spromberg

Ecotoxicologist

NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Ecotoxicology Program

Seattle WA

Julann Spromberg is an ecotoxicologist at NOAA?s Northwest Fisheries Science Center.  Her primary interests are in the impacts of chemical contaminants on threatened salmon and other trust resources for NOAA.  She uses mathematical models to forecast the population-scale impacts of pollution.  She holds a doctorate in Toxicology from the University of Kentucky.

Brian Stahl

Senior Resource Planner

Kitsap Conservation District

Port Orchard WA

Brian Stahl has been a Senior Planner for the Kitsap Conservation District since 1996. With a BS in Agriculture-Business from the University of Wisconsin,River Falls and as a previous owner and operator of a dairy farm in Wisconsin, Brian understands the challenges of resource protection on a working farm.

Stephen Stanley

Washington State Department of Ecology

SEA Program

Bellevue WA

Mr. Stanley has a BS in Aquatic Biology and a BA in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara.  For the past thirty years he has worked with local governments to develop watershed management plans for coastal resources and wetland assessment methods.  He presently works for the Washington Department Ecology where he has helped develop a watershed based methodology for protecting and restoring aquatic resources.

Peter D. Steinberg

University of Washington

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Seattle WA

Graduate student in Civil and Environmental Engineering coordinating streamwater sampling program in Hood Canal watershed.

Scott A. Steltzner

Research Fisheries Biologist

Squaxin Island Tribe

Natural Resources Department

Shelton WA

Scott Steltzner is a research fisheries biologist with the Squaxin Island Tribe in Kamilche Washington. Studies of interest include early marine life history for Pacific salmon.

Jeffrey Stern

King County

Department of Natural Resources and Parks

Seattle WA

Jeffrey Stern is an oceanographer with over 25 years experience in Puget Sound.  He worked for the Puget Sound Water Quality Authority on the Puget Sound Ambient Monitoring Program and was contaminated sediments and stormwater programs lead.   Jeff also developed the PSAMP fish monitoring program, worked on the PSEP urban bay studies and is a panel member of the Elliott Bay/Duwamish Restoration Program.  He is currently working for King County on sediment cleanups in Duwamish and Elliott Bay and modeling the transfer of PCBs in Puget Sound.

Eric Stover

GIS Analyst

People for Puget Sound

Seattle, WA

estover@pugetsound.org

Eric Stover is a biologist with experience surveying and monitoring wildlife, creating and managing databases, and analyzing spatial data of wildlife habitat use patterns. His work has involved monitoring the spatial and temporal patterns of threatened and endangered species in the western Mojave Desert and in the Puget Sound region. Eric?s current efforts include overseeing internal systems for data management and integration, performing GIS analysis, preparing maps, and developing geospatial methodologies for habitat restoration priorities.

Kristina Straus

Graduate Student - Research Assistant

University of Washington

School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Seattle WA

Kristi Straus is a graduate student at the University of Washington, interested in research into the recovery of abalone species, and Kerry Naish is an Assistant Professor,researching the evolutionary genetics, genomics and conservation of aquatic animals.

Roger C. Sutherland

President

Pacific Water Resources, Inc.

Beaverton OR

Mr. Sutherland is a senior water resources engineer with 32 years of professional experience in watershed management planning and modeling.  As a consultant in the 1980s to the EPA?s NURP project in Bellevue, Washington, he studied the water quality impacts of street sweeping practices.  He recently completed a comprehensive study of the water quality benefits of cleaning the Cross Israel Highway near Tel Aviv, Israel.  He is currently working on Seattle?s Street Sweeping Pilot project.

Ruston M. Sweeting

Fisheries Biologist

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Nanaimo British Columbia

Dr. Sweeting has been with DFO for 10 years, and has been the chief scientist at sea for this project almost as long. His research interests include physiogical and physical responses of salmon to environmental stimuli and change.

Randal Y. Taira

Senior Research Engineer

Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Seattle WA

Renee K. Takesue

Research Geochemist

U.S. Geological Survey

Coastal & Marine Geology

Santa Cruz CA

Renee Takesue is a trace metal geochemist with the Coastal & Marine Geology Team of the U.S. Geological Survey.  Her work in the San Juan Archipelago, Skagit Bay, and Liberty Bay explores relationships between nearshore biogeochemical processes and ecosystem health.

Michael L. Taylor

Principal and Managing Partner

Cascade Economics LLC

Washougal WA

Michael L. Taylor, Ph.D., is a natural resource economist and principal of Cascade Economics LLC.  He has more than 20 years of experience conducting applied economic studies.  His expertise includes economic analysis, computer modeling, and quantitative methods applied to issues related to water resources and water rights, fish and wildlife valuation, the Endangered Species Act, and feasibility analysis.  He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Oregon State University.

Randy Taylor

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Olympia WA

William J. Taylor

Taylor Associates, Inc.

Seattle WA

Bill Taylor is an aquatic ecosystems scientist with over twenty years experience in ecological monitoring and restoration.  His work involves both fresh and aquatic environments, and has included habitat restoration design and ecological assessment of the Duwamish River estuary, including restoration sites.

Sue Texeira

Education and Outreach Coordinator

Hood Canal Coordinating Council

Poulsbo WA

As the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Hood Canal Coordinating Council, Sue coordinates and partners with communities and agencies on natural resources and environmental protection and restoration education.  Ms. Texeira has also worked for Washington Sea Grant as a Continuing Education Coordinator.  Sue has a BS degree in Environmental Science and Community from Evergreen State College.

Thomas Therriault

Research Scientist

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Nanaimo British Columbia

Dr. Therriault is a research scientist with the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Windsor.  He is an active member of both the CAISN network and DFO?s AIS program with research projects under each of the major themes.  In addition to his AIS projects, Dr. Therriault also conducts research on forage species including Pacific herring and eulachon.

Ronald M. Thom

Staff Scientist

Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Marine Sciences Laboratory

Sequim WA

Dr. Ronald Thom, who leads the Coastal Assessment and Restoration technical group at the Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory in Sequim, Washington, has over 35 years of experience as an estuarine and coastal ecologist, and fisheries biologist.  Dr. Thom?s research is applied to marine and estuarine systems and includes habitat construction and restoration; adaptive management of restored systems; effects of pollution; benthic primary production; climate change; invasive species; and ecology of fisheries resources.

Keith B. Tierney

PhD Student

Simon Fraser University

Biological Sciences

Burnaby British Columbia

I am PhD student in my fourth year of study.  I hold a BSc in biology (SFU), an MSc in fish physiology (completed with A.P. Farrell at SFU), and an MBA (UBC).  This presentation is a collaboration between Simon Fraser University, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Environment Canada.

Steve W. Todd

Habitat Biologist

Point No Point Treaty Council

Kingston WA

I have been employed with the Point No Point Treaty Council for about 7 years, involved mainly in salmonid habitat assessment and conservation.  I have a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science (Watershed Planning) from Western Washington University, and a Master of Science Degree in Fisheries Resources from the University of Idaho.

Jason Toft

University of Washington

School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Seattle WA

Jason Toft is a nearshore research ecologist at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, whose primary scientific interests revolve around the ecology of aquatic estuarine and nearshore habitats, biological monitoring of restored wetlands, juvenile salmonid abundance and prey resource dynamics, effects of non-indigenous species on native communities, and taxonomy of aquatic invertebrates.

Tomas Tomascik

Senior Advisor Marine Conservation

Parks Canada

Western and Northern Service Centre

Vancouver British Columbia

Current position with Parks Canada. BSc from University of Toronto, PhD from McGill University. Primary focus on the development and establishement of National Marine Conservation Areas in BC.

Vera L. Trainer

Research Oceanographer

NOAA Fisheries / National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Conservation Division

Seattle WA

Dr. Vera Trainer is the Program Manager of the Marine Biotoxin group at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center.  Current research activities include refinement of analytical methods for both marine toxin and toxigenic species detection, assessment of environmental conditions that influence toxic bloom development and understanding shellfish susceptibility to toxins in their environment.  She is the co-PI on a regional Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB) research project that will study Pseudo-nitzschia blooms off the WA coast over the next 5 years.  Trainer is the lead investigator of the Olympic Region Harmful Algal Bloom (ORHAB) project, a regional monitoring effort involving federal, state and local agencies, coastal tribes, and academic institutions.  Dr. Trainer received her B.S. in Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and both her M.S. in Biological Oceanography, and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Miami, with postgraduate studies in the Pharmacology Department at the University of Washington.

Heather Trim

Urban Bays Coordinator

People For Puget Sound

Seattle WA

Heather Trim, Urban Bays Project Coordinator for People For Puget Sound, has more than 15 years of experience in environmental work (BS, Geology, PhD, Geochemistry). In Los Angeles, she worked for the Regional Water Quality Control Board on water quality standards, regulatory permits, and pollution assessments of both surface and ground water for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. She then was staff scientist for the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council focusing on various projects leading to the greening of the rivers, including water quality, stormwater issues, pollution assessments and habitat renewal. She joined People For Puget Sound in 2002 and works on Seattle policy issues and on toxics Puget Sound-wide.

Alex H. Uber

Salmon Habitat Restoration Specialist

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

Habitat Program

Olympia WA

Alex Uber:  Bachelor Degrees in Civil Engineering and Biology, Portland State University in Portland Oregon.  Professional Engineering (PE) licenses in OR and WA.  Following a 6 year career in engineering, has worked as a Salmon Habitat Biologist with WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife since 1999.  Currently manages fish passage barrier removal projects on WDFW owned lands in Eastern Washington state.

Vince VanBeelen

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Surrey British Columbia

Biologist for Ducks Unlimited for three years involved in the Delta Watefowl Compensation Program, Fraser Delta North Puget Sound Spatial and Temporal Habitat Study, Comox Valley Watefowl Management Program, etc.

Elizabeth Waddell

Air Resources Specialist

National Park Service

Seattle WA

Elizabeth has worked for the National Park Service for four years.  Prior to that, she worked for the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the California Air Resources Board.  Her degree is in atmospheric science from the University of California at Davis

Veronica M. Wahl

PhD Candidate

University of British Columbia

Resource Management and Environmental Studies

Vancouver British Columbia

I am a PhD Candidate in Resource Management and Environmental Studies at UBC. My research focus is on environmental stewardship volunteering in the Lower Mainland, BC. This work builds the MES work I did at York University, which included a case study of a community-based environmental organization. I have been involved for several years with many environmental stewardship organizations and initiatives as a researcher, coordinator, member, and active volunteer.

Micah M. Wait

Conservation Ecologist

Wild Fish Conservancy

Research and Restoration

Duvall WA

Micah Wait is an ecologist with Washington Trout. He has spent the last 5 years working to preserve and restore Washington?s wild fish and the ecosystems they depend on through research and restoration projects.

Hu Wallis

Director

Environmental Quality Branch

BC Ministry of Environment

Hu Wallis is the director of the Environmental Quality Branch of the BC Ministry of Environment. His branch responsibilities include air quality and climate change, both of which are the focus of increasing government priority. Hu has post-graduate training in air pollution meteorology, and managed the provincial air program for 15 years. The provincial program relies on strong partnerships with local and federal governments, and links to primary and applied science to guide decisions.

Tim Walls

Senior Planner

Snohomish County

Tim Walls is the Lead Entity Coordinator for the Snohomish River Basin. As a Senior Planner at Snohomish County Public Works Surface Water Management, he is also the Endangered Species Act Program Lead for the Division. Tim?s background is varied, from engineering to an MBA in International Business and most recently a Master?s in Ecological and Natural Resources Planning from the University of British Columbia. Tim has worked with environmental groups, First Nations, farmers and a conservation district enacting on-the-ground conservation of our natural ecosystems

Shaun A. Watmough

Trent University

Environmental and Resource Studies

Peterborough Ontario

Faculty member Environmental Resource Studies, Trent University

Gordon F. Weetman

University of British Columbia

Vancouver British Columbia

Professor emeritus of Forest Science with 30 years of study of forest fertilzation and forest nutrition issues in Canada.

James E. West

Research Scientist

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

Marine Resources Division

Olympia WA

Jim West received his B.Sc. in Marine Biology from Southampton College, Long Island, NY in 1980, and his M.Sc. in Zoology from the University of Hawaii in 1985.  He has been with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife since 1990, and has worked in Puget Sound on research projects dealing with artificial reefs, function of nearshore habitats as nurseries for juvenile rockfishes, drift algae habitats, rockfish growth and genetics, and toxic contaminants in marine and anadromous species.  He is also keenly interested in developing a better understanding of the effects of human activities on the healthy function of Puget Sound?s ecosystem.

Robert G. Whyte

Manager

Pacific Trident Fishing Co. Ltd.

Research

Duncan British Columbia

Has been active in the abalone industry since 1966, harvesting, processing, rearing and marketing. Constructed and operated a hatchery plus a small turn key operation for ten years in the Victoria area. Designed, constructed and managed for five years Bamfield Huu ay aht community abalone project implementing a stock recovery program.

Christianne E. Wilhelmson

Clean Air and Water Program Coordinator

Georgia Strait Alliance

Vancouver British Columbia

Christianne Wilhelmson has been the Clean Air and Water Program Coordinator for the Georgia Strait Alliance since 2002. She has a M.Sc. (Ecology) from UBC, and has worked on environmental issues in BC since 2001. Prior to this, she worked as a researcher and lab instructor at the University of British Columbia. Christianne also works as a freelance science writer for the non-governmental sector, along with a variety of other agencies.

Ian Williamson

Masters Candidate

Simon Fraser University

School of Resource and Environmental Management

Burnaby British Columbia

Ian Williamson returned to school after nearly 9 years in the GVRD?s water quality laboratory as a sampler, lab technician, and bacteriologist/analyst. He has traveled extensively and worked in federal, provincial, and private environmental and quality control positions. Ian?s research interest is in integrative watershed planning and management and the effects of climate change on water supply and quality.

Christopher Wilson

Director, Resource Enhancement Program

Island County

Planning and Community Development

Coupeville WA

For past 9 years, Chris served as an Environmental Health Specialist for Island County, Washington.  Before that, he monitored water quality for the City of Portland (Oregon), and in Idaho.  He also did habitat assessments in the Chehalis River Basin for US Fish and Wildlife Service.  He graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1992 with a BS in Biology.          

Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria

Research Scientist

University of Washington

Friday Harbor Laboratories and UW Botanic Gardens

Friday Harbor WA

Dr. S. Wyllie-Echeverria is a Research Scientist, UW Botanic Gardens and Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington.  His expertise lies in the field of seagrass ecology and ethnobotany, primarily with temperate species in the Northeast Pacific.

Tina Wyllie-Echeverria

Wyllie-Echeverria Associates/ Samish Indian Nation

Shaw Island WA

Tina Wyllie-Echeverria is a fisheries oceanographer who has worked on the life history and habitat of Pacific coast rockfishes, environmental impacts on juvenile walleye pollock and habitat preference of juvenile salmonids.  She is currently working in San Juan County, Washington on basic salmonid life history requirements and habitat restoration actions.

Zhaoqing Yang

Senior Research Scientist

Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Marine Sciences Laboratory

Seattle WA

Dr. Yang is a senior scientist in the coastal and water resources modeling group. He has more than 20 years of experience in numerical modeling of estuarine and coastal hydrodynamics and transport processes, as well as general physical oceanography and ocean engineering. He has conducted many studies related to estuarine hydrodynamics, coastal ocean circulation, estuarine and wetland restoration, and sediment and fate transport using 3-D numerical models. Dr. Yang also has extensive experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling, groundwater modeling, river flood and magangement analysis.

Gina M. Ylitalo

Supervisory Research Chemist

NOAA Fisheries / National Marine Fisheries Service

Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Conservation Division

Seattle WA

Gina Ylitalo is a supervisory research chemist at the Environmental Conservation Division, Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA.  Her research interests include assessing links between exposure to chemical contaminants and potential health effects to marine mammals and fish as well as developing methods to analyze for new contaminants of interest in marine sediments and biota.

Anliang A. Zhong

Research Associate

University of British Columbia

Forest Sciences

Vancouver British Columbia

I am a research associate at the University of British Columbia. My research interests include nutrient cycling in forests, forest nutrition and fertilization, biosolids land application as an organizer fertilizer or soil amendment, and forest health and productivity related to acid rain.

 

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