Biographical Sketches of Principal Authors
ALAN F. BLUMBERG is a principal scientist and leader of the hydrodynamics group at HydroQual, Inc. He received his B.S. in physics from Fairleigh Dickinson University, an M.A. and Ph.D. in physical oceanography from the Johns Hopkins University, and postdoctoral training at Princeton University. His areas of interest are in estuarine and coastal ocean hydrodynamic modeling, the analysis and interpretation of physical oceanographic data and the development of transport predictions for problems associated with a host of water quality issues. He has published over 75 journal articles and reports in these areas. Dr. Blumberg is very active with the American Society of Civil Engineers and is currently chairman of the Computational Hydraulics Committee.
RICHARD F. BOPP is Associate Professor of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from MIT and his Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Columbia University. As a member of the research staff at the Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, he worked primarily on the Hudson River and nearby estuaries and coastal systems. His research focused on the development of contaminant chronologies, the geochemistry of organic pollutants and nutrient cycling. From 1990-91, he served as Science Officer on the Hudson River PCB Project at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
WILLIAM M. EICHBAUM received his B.A. from Dartmouth College, and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School. He specializes in environmental law and public policy and is currently a Vice President of International Environmental Quality of the World Wildlife Fund in Washington, DC. Prior to his work there, he held posts, including Undersecretary, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Assistant Secretary for Environmental Programs at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Mr. Eichbaum is a member of the Chesapeake Critical Area Commission, the National Environmental Enforcement Council of the Department of Justice, the Coastal Seas Governance Project, the Patuxent River Commission, and the Environmental Law Institute. He was a member of the National Research Council Committee on Institutional Considerations in Reducing the Generation of Hazardous Industrial Wastes, and Committee on Marine Environmental Monitoring. Currently he serves on the NRC Committee on Wastewater Management for Coastal Urban Areas.
DOUGLAS L. INMAN is Professor of Oceanography and founding Director of the Center for Coastal Studies, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. During his more than thirty years of teaching at Scripps and research in many areas of the world, he has pioneered the field of beach and nearshore processes. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, and he has served as a UNESCO Lecturer in Marine Science in a number of countries. Dr. Inman is the author of over one hundred scientific publications, was technical director for the Orbit Award winning film, "The Beach: A River of Sand", and has received the American Society of Civil Engineers "International Coastal Engineering Award" (1988) and the ''Ocean Science Educator Award" (1990) from the Office of Naval Research.
STEPHEN P. LEATHERMAN is the director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research and professor of geomorphology in the Department of Geography at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his B.S. in geoscience from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in environmental sciences form the University of Virginia. His principal research interests are in quantitative coastal geomorphology, coastal geology and hydraulics, and coastal resources management. He has authored and edited 8 books and published over 100 journal articles and reports on storm-generated beach processes, barrier islands dynamics, and sea level risk impacts on coastal areas. Dr. Leatherman was an author of the 1987 National Research Council report on "Responding to Changing Sea Level: Engineering Implications" and served on the NRC Committee on Coastal Erosion Zone Management.
RICHARD ROTUNNO holds a Ph.D. in geophysical fluid dynamics from Princeton University. Since 1980, he has been at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, where he is presently a Senior Scientist. His research interests include: The fluid dynamics of tornadoes and tornado-bearing thunderstorms, squall line thunderstorms, tropical cyclones, the sea breeze, orographically modified flow, and fronts and cyclones. He was the chair of the National Research Council's Panel on Coastal Meteorology.
JERRY R. SCHUBEL holds a B.S. from Alma College, a M.A.T. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in oceanography from Johns Hopkins University. His areas of research include estuarine and shallow water sedimentation, suspended sediment transport, interactions of sediment and organisms, pollution effects, continental shelf sedimentation, marine geophysics, and thermal ecology. Currently, he is the Director of the Marine Sciences Research Center, and Dean and Leading Professor of Marine Sciences at SUNY Stony Brook. He also is a State University of New York Distinguished Service Professor. He was the senior editor of Coastal Ocean Pollution Assessment, and chairman of the Outer Continental Shelf Science Committee for the Department of Interior Mineral Management Service. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, and a past president of the Estuarine Research Federation. He was a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Marine Environmental Monitoring. He is currently a member of the Marine Board and serves on the Committee on Wastewater Management for Coastal Urban Areas.
R. EUGENE TURNER is Professor, Coastal Ecology Institute, and, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University. He received a B.A. degree from Monmouth College (Ill.), a M.S. degree from Drake University (Biology), and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia (Ecology). His principal research interests are in quantitative coastal ecology
and biological oceanography. He is Chairman, Intecol Wetlands Working Group, serves on several national committees, and is active in scientific matters concerning scientific aspects of coastal environmental management. He is presently a member of the NAS/NRC Marine Board, Habitat Committee, Co-Chair of the EPA Gulf of Mexico Habitat Committee, Book Board of AGU, and Editorial Board Wetlands Ecology and Management.
JOY B. ZEDLER holds a Ph.D. in botany (plant ecology) from the University of Wisconsin. Since 1969 she has been at San Diego State University (SDSU) and is currently a professor of biology at SDSU and director of the Pacific Estuarine Research Laboratory. Her research interests include salt marsh ecology; structure and functioning of coastal wetlands; restoration and construction of wetland ecosystems; effects of rare, extreme events on estuarine ecosystems; dynamics of nutrients and algae in coastal wetlands; and the use of scientific information in the management of coastal habitats. She recently worked on a compilation of literature on the creation and restoration of wetlands for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Zedler was appointed as a member of the Water Science and Technology Board July 1991.