Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
William S. Vinikour
Environmental Scientist
Ecology, Natural Resources and Managed Systems Department
  • M.S., Biology, Northern Illinois University, 1976.
Current Role
Environmental Scientist, Ecological Systems and Resources, assessing biotic impacts of energy resource exploration, development, operation, and transmission.
Application of geospatial methods to assess wildlife habitat impacts; research on species interactions, energy-environment stewardship issues, and biological and essential fish habitat assessments.
Career Highlights
  • Alternative and nuclear energy: Biotic impacts from wind and solar energy production, oil shale and tar sands extraction, nuclear energy plant license renewals, construction and operation of new power plants, uranium mining, enrichment facilities, and disposal of nuclear waste.
  • Transmission lines and pipelines: Ecological impacts from transmission line construction and operation; wildlife impacts from relicensing of the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline; impacts to macroinvertebrates and fish from gas pipeline stream crossings.
  • Other projects: Ecological impacts from offshore oil and gas leasing, hydroelectric facilities, riparian and aquatic habitat management, coal fuel cycle impacts, airport construction and operation, accelerator construction, and military base missions.