River Wetland Research Park. He earned his Ph.D. in environmental engineering sciences (systems ecology) from the University of Florida. His research interests include wetland ecology and management, wetland restoration and creation, wetland biogeochemistry, ecological economics of wetlands and other ecosystems, ecological engineering, ecosystem ecology and modeling, wetlands and global climate change, wetland vegetation dynamics, and primary productivity in aquatic systems. Dr. Mitsch is editor-in-chief of Ecological Engineering. He served as a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Characterization of Wetlands.
KAREN PRESTEGAARD is an associate professor of geology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She earned her Ph.D. (geology) from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include mechanisms of streamflow generation and their variations with watershed scale, geology, and land use; effects of floods on rivers; relationships among channel morphology, channel hydraulics, and aquatic ecology; and hydrology of coastal and riparian wetlands. Dr. Prestegaard served on the National Research Council's Committee on Yucca Mountain Peer Review: Surface Characteristics.
ANN M.REDMOND is the Regional Manager of Ecological and Water Resources for the Tallahassee office of WilsonMiller, Inc. She was formerly Vice President of Development for Wetlandsbank, Inc., where she was responsible for Wetlandsbank's expansion into new markets, as well as its regulatory and legislative activities. Ms. Redmond was with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for 12 years as the agency's expert on mitigation and mitigation banking, leading the development and implementation of rules and legislation in these areas. She has worked on the assessment of watershed-level cumulative impacts due to development impacts, watershed and ecosystem management initiatives, the conceptual framework for restoration planning, development of functional assessment methods, and sustainability of mitigation projects. Prior to her tenure at DEP, she worked with a regional water management agency and as an environmental consultant. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Biological Sciences from Florida State University, with emphases on botany and ecology.
CHARLES SIMENSTAD is a research associate professor at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, where he earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in fisheries. He is also coordinator of the University of Washington's Wetland Ecosystem Team. His research interests include estuarine and nearshore marine ecosystem structure and food web dynamics; estuarine ecology of juvenile salmonid fishes; land-