Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
Bruce Verhaaren
Assistant Environmental Scientist
Sociocultural Systems Department
  • Ph.D. Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, 1989.
Current Role
Environmental Scientist, Cultural and Visual Resources, with responsibility for cultural resources management and research; Environmental Science Division records manager.
Use of geographic information systems in cultural resources research and management, including archaeological surveys and inventories of historic structures and traditional cultural properties. Development of database systems to facilitate Native American consultation.
Career Highlights
  • Argonne project leader: Conservation support for U.S. Air Force installations; integrated ecosystem databases for all Department of Defense installations in the Republic of Korea.
  • Principal investigator: Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin subsistence fishing study; cultural resources management planning for U.S. Air Force installations.
  • Technical lead/support: Cultural resources aspects of environmental impact statements related to uranium leasing, oil shale and tar sands, solar energy development, West-wide energy corridors, and outer continental shelf energy development.
  • Field research: Director of Archaeological Survey, Ali┼čar Regional Project.