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Interim Review of the Florida Keys Carrying Capacity Study APPENDIX B Committee Member Biographies National Research Council Committee to Review the Florida Keys CarryingCapacity Study Scott Nixon, Chair University of Rhode Island Scott W. Nixon is professor of oceanography at the University ofRhode Island. His research interests include the ecology of estuaries,bays, lagoons, marshes and other coastal ecosystems. Recent researchfocuses on the fundamental processes that determine the primary andsecondary productivity of these environments, with particular emphasison the importance of nutrient enrichment and other forms of anthropogenicimpact. He also conducts ecosystem-level experiments using mesocosms,comparative and historical ecology. He has previously served on threeNRC committees and is currently serving as the vice chair of theCommittee on the Restoration of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem.Dr. Nixon received a B.A. in biology from the University of Delawareand a Ph.D. in botany/ecology from the University of North Carolina,Chapel Hill. George H. Dalrymple Everglades Research Group, Inc. George H. Dalrymple is chief scientist of the Everglades ResearchGroup, Inc. Previously, he served for 17 years as an associate professorin the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida InternationalUniversity. His areas of expertise include wildlife and environmentalbiology; vertebrate zoology; herpetology; natural resources management;and Everglades, wetlands, and restoration ecology. Dr. Dalrymplereceived his B. A. in zoology from Rutgers University and his Ph.D.in vertebrate zoology from the University of Toronto, Canada. Robert Deyle Florida State University Robert E. Deyle is an associate professor in the Department of Urbanand Regional Planning at Florida State University. His expertiseis in environmental planning and policy analysis, coastal hazardsplanning and management, and plan implementation. Recent researchfocuses on risk-based taxes for hazard management and planning forhazard mitigation and post-disaster recovery. Dr. Deyle receivedhis B.A. in biology from Dartmouth College, his M.S. in environmentalmanagement from Duke University, and his Ph.D. in environmental sciencefrom the State University of New York, Syracuse.
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Interim Review of the Florida Keys Carrying Capacity Study Wayne Huber Oregon State University Wayne C. Huber is Professor of Civil, Construction, and EnvironmentalEngineering at Oregon State University. Prior to coming to OregonState in 1991, he served for 23 years on the faculty of the Departmentof Environmental Engineering Sciences at the University of Floridawhere he engaged in several studies involving the hydrology and waterquality of South Florida regions. His research principally involvessurface hydrology, stormwater management, nonpoint source pollution,and transport processes related to water quality. He is one of theoriginal authors of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's StormWater Management Model (SWMM) and continues to maintain the modelfor the EPA. Dr. Huber received his B.S. in engineering from theCalifornia Institute of Technology and his M.S. and Ph.D. in civilengineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He iscurrently a member of the NRC's Committee on the Restoration of theGreater Everglades Ecosystem. Mark Peterson University of Southern Mississippi Mark S. Peterson is an associate professor in the Department of CoastalSciences of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University ofSouthern Mississippi. His research focuses on nekton (fish and decapods)resource ecology with particular emphasis on factors affecting recruitmentsuccess in estuarine-dependent fishes and the tradeoffs made by nektonwhen living in different habitats. Specific research projects includeecology and impact of non-native fishes in coastal marsh ecosystems;delineation and mapping of essential fish habitat of ecologicallyand economically important nekton; and comparison of habitat usealong natural and anthropogenically-altered marsh landscapes. Dr.Peterson received his B.S. in marine science from Coastal CarolinaUniversity, his M.S. in bio-environmental oceanography from the FloridaInstitute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in biological sciences fromthe University of Southern Mississippi. Stephen Polasky University of Minnesota Stephen Polasky is the Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/EnvironmentalEconomics in the Departments of Applied Economics and Ecology, Evolution,and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. Before taking his currentposition at the University of Minnesota, he served as senior staffeconomist for environment and resources for the President's Councilof Economic Advisors from 1998 through 1999. His research interestsinclude biodiversity conservation, common property resources, andenvironmental regulation. Dr. Polasky holds a B.A. from WilliamsCollege, a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan, andstudied at the London School of Economics.
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Interim Review of the Florida Keys Carrying Capacity Study Norbert P. Psuty Rutgers University Norbert P. Psuty is professor of the Department of Marine and CoastalSciences at Cook College, Rutgers University. In addition, Dr. Psutyserves as Associate Director of the Institute of Marine and CoastalSciences. His areas of expertise include coastal geomorphology, shorelineerosion, and coastal zone management. Recent research focuses oncoastal zone with a specialization in shoreline processes and sedimentation,including shoreline erosion, coastal dune processes, and estuarinesedimentation related to sea-level rise. Dr. Psuty received a B.S.in geography from Wayne State University, an M.S. in geography fromMiami University (Ohio), and a Ph.D. in geography from LouisianaState University. Malcolm Rivkin University of Maryland Malcolm D. Rivkin is a senior fellow in the School of Public Affairsat the University of Maryland and coordinates their new Nationaland Maryland Smart Growth Leadership Programs. He previously wasprincipal of the Bethesda, Maryland-based Rivkin Associates and servedas a Commissioner of the Maryland National Capital Park and PlanningCommission. His expertise is in smart growth issues and urban planning.At Rivkin Associates, he helped craft county-wide comprehensive plansin the Mid-Atlantic states, incentives for alternative transportationsupported by major employers and local government, and specializedin resolving environment/development conflicts. Much of Rivkin'sprevious work has been overseas, including serving as resident adviserto Turkey's Ministry of Reconstruction. Dr. Rivkin received his A.B.(Bachelor of Arts) in social relations from Harvard and his M.C.P.and Ph.D. in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Amsterdam. Daniel P. Sheer Water Resources Management, Inc. Daniel P. Sheer is the founder and president of Water Resources Management,Inc. located in Columbia, MD. His expertise is in integrated managementof water resource systems, modeling water supply operations, andcomputer-aided conflict resolution of water resource allocation.Dr. Sheer previously served on two NRC committees and was a foundingmember of the WSTB. He received a B.S. in natural sciences and aPh.D. in environmental engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.
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