Department Lead, Ecological Science and Environmental Risk Department
Ecological Science & Environmental Risk Department
- Ph.D., Zoology, Miami University, 1985.
Current RoleDepartment Lead, Ecological Science and Environmental Risk Department, with responsibilities in team and project management and in project investigations.
CapabilitiesResearch, analysis and modeling of human impacts on ecological systems; chemical and radiological ecological risk and impact assessment; and invasive species risk analyses.
- Argonne project leader: Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program projects; ecological impacts of marine hydrokinetic energy development; Navy Environmental Restoration training program.
- Argonne principal investigator: United Nations Environment Programme climate change fisheries impact assessment and mitigation strategies; depleted uranium risk assessment; land use effects in the National Birds-of-Prey Conservation Area; enhancement strategies for mitigating operational impacts of cooling water structures; environmental effects of oil and gas drilling in the Great Lakes.
- Argonne project co-lead/technical analyst: Impacts of wind energy development; identification and evaluation of energy transportation corridors; ecological risk assessments for military installations; risks and mitigation of aquatic nuisance species introductions in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins.