ROBERT J. HUGGETT, Chair, is an independent consultant and professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences at the College of William and Mary, where he was on the faculty for over 20 years. He also served as Professor of Zoology and Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at Michigan State University from 1997 to 2004. Dr. Huggett is an expert in aquatic biogeochemistry and ecosystem management whose research involved the fate and effects of hazardous substances in aquatic systems. From 1994 to 1997, he was the Assistant Administrator for Research and Development for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where his responsibilities included planning and directing the agency’s research program. During his time at the EPA, he served as Vice Chair of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources and Chair of the Subcommittee on Toxic Substances and Solid Wastes, both of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Huggett founded the EPA Star Competitive Research Grants program and the EPA Star Graduate Fellowship program. He has served on the National Research Council’s (NRC) Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, the Water Science and Technology Board (WSTB), and numerous study committees on wide-ranging topics. Dr. Huggett earned an M.S. in marine chemistry from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego and completed his Ph.D. in marine science at the College of William and Mary.
JAMES J. ANDERSON is a research professor in the School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences at the University of Washington, where he has been
teaching since 1983, and Co-Director of Columbia Basin Research. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Washington, he did research work at the University of Kyoto in Japan, the National Institute of Oceanography in Indonesia, and the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences in Wormley, U.K. Dr. Anderson’s research focuses on models of ecological and biological processes from a mechanistic perspective, specifically (1) migration of organisms, (2) decision processes, and (3) mortality processes. For three decades he has studied the effects of hydrosystems and water resource allocations on salmon and other fish species. He has developed computer models of the migration of juvenile and adult salmon through hydrosystems and heads the DART website, an Internet database serving real-time environmental and fisheries data on the Columbia River. His other research interests include mathematical studies in ecosystems, biodemography, toxicology, and animal behavior. He has served on a number of regional and national panels and has testified numerous times before Congress on the impacts of hydrosystems on fisheries resources. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Washington.
MICHAEL E. CAMPANA is professor of hydrogeology and water resources in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU), former Director of OSU’s Institute for Water and Watersheds, and Emeritus Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico. Prior to joining OSU in 2006 he held the Albert J. and Mary Jane Black Chair of Hydrogeology and directed the Water Resources Program at the University of New Mexico and was a research hydrologist at the Desert Research Institute and taught in the University of Nevada-Reno’s Hydrologic Sciences Program. He has supervised 70 graduate students. His research and interests include hydrophilanthropy, water resources management and policy, communications, transboundary water resources, hydrogeology, and environmental fluid mechanics, and he has published on a variety of topics. Dr. Campana was a Fulbright Scholar to Belize and a Visiting Scientist at Research Institute for Groundwater (Egypt) and the IAEA in Vienna. Central America and the South Caucasus are the current foci of his international work. He has served on seven committees. Dr. Campana is founder, president, and treasurer of the Ann Campana Judge Foundation (www.acjfoundation.org), a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that funds and undertakes projects related to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in Central America. He operates the WaterWired blog and Twitter. He is a former president of the American Water Resources Association. He earned a B.S. in geology from the College of William and Mary and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in hydrology from the University of Arizona.
THOMAS DUNNE is a professor in the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is a hydrologist and a geomorphologist, with research interests that include alluvial processes; field and theoretical studies of drainage basin and hill-slope evolution; sediment transport and floodplain sedimentation; debris flows and sediment budgets of drainage basins. He served as a member of the WSTB Committee on Water Resources Research and Committee on Opportunities in the Hydrologic Sciences and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1988. He has acted as a scientific advisor to the United Nations, the governments of Brazil, Taiwan, Kenya, Spain, the Philippines, Washington, Oregon, several U.S. federal agencies, and The Environmental Defense Fund. He is a recipient of the American Geophysical Union Horton Award. Dr. Dunne holds a B.A. from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in geography from the Johns Hopkins University.
JEROME B. GILBERT is a consulting engineer based in Orinda, California. His interests and expertise include integrated water supply, water-quality planning, and management. Mr. Gilbert has managed local and regional utilities, and developed basin/watershed water-quality and protection plans. He has supervised California’s water rights and water quality planning and regulatory activities, chaired the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, and led national and international water and water research associations. Areas of experience include authorship of state and national water legislation on water rights, pollution control, water conservation, and urban water management; optimization of regional water project development; groundwater remediation and conjunctive use; economic analysis of alternative water improvement projects; and planning of multipurpose water-management efforts including remediation. He has served on national panels related to control and remediation of ground- and surface-water contamination, and the National Drinking Water Advisory Council. Mr. Gilbert is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He received his B.S. from the University of Cincinnati and an M.S. from Stanford University.
ALBERT E. GIORGI has been a senior fisheries scientist at BioAnalysts, Inc., in Redmond, Washington, sincce 1990. He has been conducting research on Pacific Northwest salmonid resources since 1982. Prior to 1990, he was a research scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Seattle, Washington. He specializes in fish passage migratory behavior, juvenile salmon survival studies, and biological effects of hydroelectric facilities and operation. His research includes the use of radiotelemetry, acoustic tags, and PIT-tag technologies. In addition to his
research, he acts as a technical analyst and advisor to public agencies and private parties. He regularly teams with structural and hydraulic engineers in the design and evaluation of fishways and fish bypass systems. He served on the NRC Committee on Water Resources Management, Instream Flows, and Salmon Survival in the Columbia River. He received his B.A. and M.A. in biology from Humboldt State University and his Ph.D. in fisheries from the University of Washington.
CHRISTINE A. KLEIN is the Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she has been teaching since 2003. She offers courses on natural resources law, environmental law, water law, and property. Previously, she was a member of the faculty of Michigan State University College of Law, where she served as Environmental Law Program Director. From 1989 to 1993, she was an assistant attorney general in the Office of the Colorado Attorney General, Natural Resources Section, where she specialized in water rights litigation. She has published widely on a variety of water law and natural resources law topics. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, Vermont; a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law; and an LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law, New York.
SAMUEL N. LUOMA is a research professor at the John Muir Institute of the Environment, University of California, Davis, and an emeritus Senior Research Hydrologist in the Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, where he worked for 34 years. He also holds an appointment as a Scientific Associate at The Natural History Museum, London. Dr. Luoma’s research centers on processes that control the fate, bioavailability, and effects of contaminants, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Delta. He served as the first lead on the CALFED Bay-Delta Program and is the Editor-in-Chief of San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science. He has helped refine approaches to determine the toxicity of marine and estuarine sediments and developed models that are used in development of water-quality standards. His most recent research interests are in environmental implications of nanotechnology and better connecting water science to water policy. He has served multiple times on the EPA’s Science Advisory Board Subcommittee on Sediment Quality Criteria and on other NRC committees. Dr. Luoma received his B.S. and M.S. in zoology from Montana State University, Bozeman, and his Ph.D. in marine biology from the University of Hawaii, Honolulu.
THOMAS MILLER is professor of fisheries at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, where he has been teaching since 1994. Prior to UMCES-CBL, he was a
postdoctoral fellow at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and research specialist with the Center for Great Lakes Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. His research focuses on population dynamics of aquatic animals, particularly in understanding recruitment, feeding and biophysical interactions, and early life history of fish and crustaceans. He has been involved in the development of a Chesapeake Bay fishery ecosystem plan, which includes detailed background information on fisheries, food webs, habitats, and monitoring required to develop multispecies stock assessments. Most recently, he has developed an interest in the sublethal effects of contamination on Chesapeake Bay living resources using population dynamic approaches. He received his B.Sc. (hons) in human and environmental biology from the University of York, U.K., his M.S. in ecology, and Ph.D. in zoology and oceanography from North Carolina State University.
STEPHEN G. MONISMITH is a professor of environmental fluid mechanics and directs the Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory at Stanford University. Prior to coming to Stanford, he spent 3 years in Perth as a research fellow at the University of Western Australia. Dr. Monismith’s research in environmental and geophysical fluid dynamics involves the application of fluid mechanics principles to the analysis of flow processes operating in rivers, lakes, estuaries, and the oceans. Making use of laboratory experimentation, numerical modeling, and field measurements, his current research includes studies of estuarine hydrodynamics and mixing processes, flows over coral reefs, wind-wave turbulent flow interactions in the upper ocean, turbulence in density stratified fluids, and physical-biological interactions in phytoplankton and benthic systems. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
JAYANTHA OBEYSEKERA is the Chief Modeler at the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and an affiliate research professor at Florida Atlantic University. At SFWMD, he managed a modeling team for the development and applications of computer simulation models for Kissimmee River restoration and the restoration of the Everglades ecosystem. He has taught courses in hydrology and water resources at Colorado State University, Fort Collins; George Washington University, Washington, DC; and Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. He has published numerous research articles in refereed journals in the field of water resources and has over 20 years of experience practicing water resources engineering. He has taught short courses on modeling in the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Spain, Sri Lanka, and the United States. He was a member of the Surface Runoff Committee of the American Geophysical Union and served as a member of the Federal Task Group on Hydrologic Modeling. He served as a member of NRC’s Committee on Further Studies of Endangered and
Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River. He was recently appointed as a member of the National Climate Assessment Development & Advisory Committee (NCADAC). Dr. Obeysekera has a B.S. degree in civil engineering from University of Sri Lanka; an M.E. in hydrology from University of Roorkee, India; and a Ph.D. in civil engineering with specialization in water resources from Colorado State University.
HANS W. PAERL is Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences, Morehead City. His research includes microbially mediated nutrient cycling and primary production dynamics of aquatic ecosystems, environmental controls of harmful algal blooms, and assessing the causes and consequences of man-made and climatic (storms, floods) nutrient enrichment and hydrologic alterations of inland, estuarine, and coastal waters. His studies have identified the importance and ecological impacts of atmospheric nitrogen deposition as a new nitrogen source supporting estuarine and coastal eutrophication. He is involved in the development and application of microbial and biogeochemical indicators of aquatic ecosystem condition and change in response to human and climatic perturbations. He heads up the Neuse River Estuary Modeling and Monitoring Program, and the ferry-based water quality monitoring program, FerryMon, which employs environmental sensors and a various microbial indicators to assess the near-real-time ecological condition of the Pamlico Sound System, the nation’s second largest estuarine complex. In 2003 he was awarded the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography for his work in these fields and their application to interdisciplinary research, teaching, and management of aquatic ecosystems. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis.
MAX J. PFEFFER is International Professor of Development Sociology and Senior Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. His teaching concentrates on environmental sociology and sociological theory. His research spans several areas including farm labor, rural labor markets, international migration, land use, and environmental planning. The empirical work covers a variety of rural and urban communities, including rural/urban fringe areas. Research sites include rural New York and Central America. He has been awarded competitive grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the EPA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Research Initiative and its Fund for Rural America, and the Social Science Research Council. Dr. Pfeffer has published a wide range of scholarly articles and has written or co-edited four books. He recently published (with John Schelhas) Saving Forests, Protecting People? Environmental Conservation in Central
America. He also previously served as the Associate Director of both the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cornell University Center for the Environment, and as Chair of the Department of Development Sociology. Dr. Pfeffer has served on other NRC committees studying aspects of watershed management. He received his Ph.D. degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
DENISE J. REED is a university research professor at the University of New Orleans. Her research interests include coastal marsh response to sea level rise and how this is affected by human activities. She has worked on coastal issues on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts of the United States, as well as other parts of the world, and has published the results in numerous papers and reports. She is involved in ecosystem restoration planning both in Louisiana and in California. Dr. Reed has served on numerous boards and panels concerning the effects of human alterations on coastal environments and the role of science in guiding ecosystem restoration, including the Chief of Engineers Advisory Board, a number of NRC committees, and the Ecosystem Sciences and Management Working Group of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. She received her B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in geography from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
KENNETH A. ROSE is E.L. Abraham Distinguished Professor in Louisiana Environmental Studies at the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University (LSU), in Baton Rouge. Prior to joining the faculty at LSU in 1998 he was a scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1987 to 1998. He also consulted with Martin Marietta Environmental Systems from 1983 to 1987. His research interests include mathematical and simulation models to better understand and forecast the effects of natural and anthropogenic factors on aquatic populations, community food webs, and ecosystems, and use of models in resource management and risk assessment. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and editor of the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Marine and Coastal Fisheries, and San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science. He received his B.S. from the State University of New York at Albany and his M.S. and Ph.D. in fisheries from the University of Washington.
DESIREE D. TULLOS is an associate professor in the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Dr. Tullos also consulted with Blue Land Water Infrastructure and with Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon before joining the faculty at Oregon State University. Her research areas include river restoration and engineering (e.g., engineered log jams, dam removal, channel and floodplain rehabilita-
tion), investigation of dam operation impacts on meeting water resources objectives (e.g., flood risk reduction, hydropower generation, water supply, and environmental requirements), hydropower development in China, mechanics of flow around vegetation, water resources and hydrodynamic modeling and uncertainties, and sediment management in reservoirs. She received her B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her master’s degree in civil engineering and Ph.D. in biological engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
HENRY J. VAUX, JR., is Professor Emeritus of Resource Economics at the University of California at both Berkley and Riverside. He is also Associate Vice President Emeritus of the University of California system. He also previously served as director of California’s Center for Water Resources. His principal research interests are the economics of water use, water quality, and water marketing. Prior to joining the University of California, he worked at the Office of Management and Budget and served on the staff of the National Water Commission. Dr. Vaux has served on the NRC committees on Assessment of Water Resources Research, Western Water Management, and Ground Water Recharge, and Sustainable Underground Storage of Recoverable Water. He was chair of the Water Science and Technology Board from 1994 to 2001. He is a National Associate of the National Academies. Dr. Vaux received an A.B. from the University of California, Davis, in biological sciences, an M.A. in natural resource administration, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.