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Linda K. Blum is research associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. Her current research projects include study of mechanisms controlling bacterial community abundance, productivity, and structure in tidal marsh creeks; impacts of microbial processes on water quality; organic matter accretion in salt marsh sediments; and rhizosphere effects on organic matter decay in anaerobic sediments. Dr. Blum earned a B.S. and M.S. in forestry from Michigan Technological University and a Ph.D. in soil science from Cornell University.

Patrick L. Brezonik is professor of environmental engineering and director of the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Minnesota. Prior to his appointment at the University of Minnesota in the mid-1980's, Dr. Brezonik was professor of water chemistry and environmental science at the University of Florida. His research interests focus on biogeochemical processes in aquatic systems, with special emphasis on the impacts of human activity on water quality and element cycles in lakes. He has served as a member of the National Research Council's Water Science and Technology Board and as a member of several of its committees. He earned a B.S. in chemistry from Marquette University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in water chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Frank W. Davis is a Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara (USCB) with appointments in the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and the Department of Geography. He received his B.A. in biology from Williams College and a Ph.D. from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University. He joined the Department of Geography at UCSB in 1983, and established the UCSB Biogeography Laboratory in 1991. His research focuses on the ecology and management of California chaparral and oak woodlands, regional conservation planning, satellite remote sensing of regional land cover, and GIS modeling of species distributions. He was Deputy Director of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis between 1995 and 1998, and currently directs the Sierra Nevada Network for Education and Research Page. Dr. Davis has been a member of two prior NRC committees and is currently serving on the NRC Committee on the Second Forum on Biodiversity.

Wayne C. Huber is professor and head of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University. Prior to moving to Oregon State in 1991, he served 23 years on the faculty of the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences at the University of Florida where he engaged in several studies involving the hydrology and water quality of South Florida regions. His technical interests are principally in the areas of surface hydrology, stormwater management, nonpoint source pollution, and transport processes related to water quality. He is one of the original authors of the Environmental Protection Agency's Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) and continues to maintain the model for the EPA. Dr. Huber holds a B.S. in engineering from the California Institute of Technology and an M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently a member of the NRC's Committee on Causes and Management of Coastal Eutrophication.

Stephen R. Humphrey is dean of the College of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Florida where he also serves as affiliate professor of Latin American studies, wildlife ecology, and zoology. He also has been the curator in ecology for the Florida Museum of Natural History since 1980. Dr. Humphrey has authored and co-authored numerous articles and books on the effects of urbanization on wildlife. He holds B.A. in biology from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana and a Ph.D. in zoology from Oklahoma State University. He is chair of the Environmental



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