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Project Title: Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress

PIN: WSTB-U-03-04-A        

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit: Water Science and Technology Board


Johnson, Stephanie

Subject/Focus Area:  Earth Sciences; Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies; Policy for Science and Technology

Committee Membership
Date Posted:   10/11/2012

Ms. Mary Jane Angelo
University of Florida

Mary Jane Angelo is professor of law at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Her research areas focus on environmental law; water law; administrative law; biotechnology law; dispute resolution; pesticides law; law and science; and legal ethics. Prior to joining the faculty, Ms. Angelo served as an attorney in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of General Counsel, and as senior assistant general counsel for the St. Johns River Water Management District. She received her B.S. degree in biological sciences from Rutgers University and her M.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Florida.

Mr. David B. Ashley
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

David B. Ashley is professor of civil engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Ashley also served as the eighth president at the school from 2006-2009. Prior to coming to UNLV, President Ashley served as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at the University of California, Merced and held the Shaffer-George Chair in Engineering. He has also served as Dean of Engineering at The Ohio State University and has held Civil Engineering faculty positions at the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Ashley’s principal research and teaching activities are in the area of construction project planning, focusing primarily on risk analysis and management of large-scale, complex projects. His recent studies have addressed innovative project financing and new project procurement approaches. He has served on several NRC committees, including the Committee on Assessing the Results of External Independent Reviews for U.S. Department of Energy Projects. Dr. Ashley received a B.S. degree in civil engineering and a M.S. degree in civil engineering-project management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a M.S. degree in engineering-economic systems and a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering-constructing engineering and management from Stanford University.

Dr. Charles T. Driscoll, Jr.
Syracuse University

Charles T. Driscoll (NAE) is university professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Syracuse University where he also serves as the director of the Center for Environmental Systems Engineering. His teaching and research interests are in the area of environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry, and environmental quality modeling. A principal research focus has been the response of forest, aquatic, and coastal ecosystems to disturbance, including air pollution, land use change, and elevated inputs of nutrients and mercury. Dr. Driscoll is currently a principal investigator of the National Science Foundation’s Long Term Ecological Research Network’s project at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and was a member of the NRC’s Panel on Process of Lake Acidification, the Committees on Air Quality Management in the U.S. and the Collaborative Large-scale Engineering Analysis Network for Environmental Research (CLEANER), and the second and third Committees on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress. Dr. Driscoll received his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Maine and his M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Cornell University.

Dr. William L. Graf
University of South Carolina

William L. Graf is Foundation University Distinguished Professor, Department of Geography, and Interim Associate Dean for Research, at University of South Carolina. His expertise is in fluvial geomorphology and hydrology, as well as policy for public land and water. Dr. Graf’s research and teaching have focused on river-channel change, human impacts on river processes, morphology, and ecology, along with contaminant transport and storage in river systems. His present work emphasizes the downstream effects of dams on rivers. In the arena of public policy, he has emphasized the interaction of science and decision making, and the resolution of conflicts among economic development, historical preservation, and environmental restoration for rivers. Dr. Graf has served as member of the NRC’s Water Science and Technology Board and Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, the Panel to Review the Critical Ecosystem Studies Initiative, the Committee on Restoration of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, and as a member of the first three Committees on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress, serving as chair of the second committee. He is chair of the NRC’s Geographical Sciences Committee. He is also a national associate of the National Academies and at AAAS Fellow. Dr. Graf earned a certificate of water resources management and his Ph.D. and from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1974.

Dr. David H. Moreau
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

David H. Moreau is chair of the curriculum and research professor in the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include analysis, planning, financing, and evaluation of water resource and related environmental programs. Dr. Moreau is engaged in water resources planning at the local, state, and national levels. He has served on several NRC committees, including the Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects, the Committee to Review the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Studies, and the second and third Committees on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress, and he is a current member of the Water Science and Technology Board. Dr. Moreau serves as a member of the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, the state’s regulatory commission for water quality, air quality, and water allocation. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Mississippi State University and North Carolina State University, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University.

Dr. K. Ramesh Reddy
University of Florida

K. Ramesh Reddy is graduate research professor and chair of the Department of Soil and Water Science at the University of Florida. His research areas includes: biogeochemistry, soil and water quality, ecological indicators, and restoration of wetlands, and aquatic systems. Dr. Reddy investigates biogeochemical cycling of macro-nutrients in natural ecosystems, including wetlands, shallow lakes, estuaries, and constructed wetlands, as related to soil and water quality, carbon sequestration, and greenhouse gas emissions. He served as a member of the U.S. National Committee for Soil Sciences in the National Academy’s Policy and Global Affairs Division. He served on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science Advisory Board Panel. Dr. Reddy served as a member of the second and third Committees on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress. Dr. Reddy earned his Ph.D. in agronomy and soil science from Louisiana State University in 1976.

Dr. Helen Regan
University of California, Riverside

Helen Regan is an associate professor of biology at the University of California, Riverside. Her research areas span quantitative conservation ecology and probabilistic risk assessment. Dr. Regan has applied population models, uncertainty analyses and decision-making techniques to address a variety of conservation and wildlife management issues. She focuses on methodological issues of these techniques, the practicalities of their application and their interpretation for management. Projects include ecological risk assessment of chemical contaminants, population viability of species impacted by a range threats, monitoring of multiple species habitat conservation plans, population-level effects of habitat fragmentation, fire and disease on plants in fire-prone ecosystems. Current research includes examination of the impact of uncertainty on potential adaptation strategies for threatened species impacted by climate change. She currently serves on the Standards and Petitions Subcommittee of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission and on the scientific advisory committee for the Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis. Dr. Regan received her B. S. from LaTrobe University and her Ph. D. from the University of New England in Armidale, both in Australia.

Dr. Jeffrey R. Walters - (Chair)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Jeff Walters is the Harold Bailey Professor of Biology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a position he has held since 1994. His professional experience includes assistant, associate, and full professorships at North Carolina State University from 1980 until 1994. Dr. Walters has done extensive research and published many articles on the red-cockaded woodpeckers in North Carolina and Florida, and he chaired an American Ornithologists’ Union Conservation Committee Review that looked at the biology, status, and management of the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow, a bird native to the Everglades. His research interests include cooperative breeding in birds, reproductive biology of precocial birds, primate intragroup social behavior, ecological basis of sensitivity to habitat fragmentation, kinship effects on behavior, and dispersal behavior. Dr. Walters served in two panels set up through the Sustainable Ecosystems Institute that addressed issues with endangered birds in the Everglades restoration in addition to previously serving as a member of the NRC’s Committee on Restoration of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem and the first Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress. He holds a B.A. from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Loretta L. Battaglia
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Loretta L. Battaglia is an associate professor of plant biology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her research interests focus on the dynamics of wetland plant communities and the ecological processes that link them with the surrounding landscape. Specifically, her research is focused on the effects of climate change and large-scale phenomena, such as exotic species invasions, on community structure and function, as well as development of restoration targets for coastal wetlands undergoing rapid climate change. She received her B.S. in zoology and her M.S. in biological sciences from the University of Louisiana Monroe, and her Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Georgia.

Dr. William G. Boggess
Oregon State University

William G. Boggess, Chair, is professor and Executive Associate Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU). He previously served as the president of the OSU Faculty Senate. Prior to joining OSU, Dr. Boggess spent 16 years on the faculty at the University of Florida in the Food and Resource Economics Department where he was involved with Everglades work. His research interests include interactions between agriculture and the environment (e.g., water allocation, groundwater contamination, surface-water pollution, sustainable systems, water and environmental policy); economic dimensions and indicators of ecosystem health; and applications of real options to environmental and natural resources. Dr. Boggess previously served on the Oregon Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, the Board of Directors of the American Agricultural Economics Association, the Food Alliance, and currently serves on the Board of the Oregon Environmental Council. He served on the State of Oregon Environment Report Science Panel and has been active in the design and assessment of the Oregon Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Dr. Boggess served as a member of the NRC Committee on the Use of Treated Municipal Wastewater Effluents and Sludge in the Production of Crops for Human Consumption, and on the second and third Committees on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress. He received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 1979.

Mr. Paul H. Glaser
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Paul H. Glaser is a research professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities Campus) with appointments to the Graduate Faculty in Earth Sciences and Conservation Biology. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and a Member-at-Large to the Geology and Geography Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His current research interests are focused on wetland-groundwater interactions in peatlands with special reference to carbon cycling and greenhouse gases. However, his research interests are cross-disciplinary spanning the fields of wetland ecology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, and paleoecology. Dr. Glaser earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1978.

Dr. Stephen G. Monismith
Stanford University

Stephen G. Monismith is chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Obayashi Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University. His research in environmental and geophysical fluid dynamics is focused on the application of fluid mechanics principles to the analysis of flow processes operating in rivers, lakes, estuaries, and the oceans. Flows that involve physical-biological interactions are of particular interest to him. Dr. Monismith has previous NRC experience, having served on the Panel to Review California’s Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan and the Committee on Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta. He earned his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. James Saiers
Yale University

James E. Saiers is professor of hydrology, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and professor of chemical engineering at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Dr. Saiers studies the circulation of water and the movement of waterborne chemicals in surface and subsurface environments. One element of his research centers on quantifying the effects that interactions between hydrological and geochemical processes have on the migration of contaminants in groundwater. Another focus is on the dynamics of surface water and groundwater flow in wetlands and the response of fluid flow characteristics to changes in climate and water management practices. His work couples field observations and laboratory-scale experimentation with mathematical modeling. He earned his B.S. in geology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Daniel Simberloff
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Daniel Simberloff (NAS) is the Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Science in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research areas include ecology, evolution, conservation biology, biogeography, and statistical ecology. Specifically, his research focuses on invasion biology, community composition and structure, and community morphological structure. Dr. Simberloff is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and is a recipient of the Ramon Margalef Award for Ecology. He has served on multiple NRC committees and was a member of the NRC Board on Life Sciences. He received his A.B. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Committee Membership Roster Comments
NOTE: Effective 12/31/2006, committee members Bedford, Dottavio, Liu, Orians, Rao, Shabman, and Walters concluded their service on this committee. Effective 1/1/2007, Beissinger, Boggess, Davis, Driscoll, Ehrenfeld, Horn, Moreau, Parlange, and Reddy began their provisional term of service on the committee. In addition, prior member Graf assumed the role of chair and prior Chair Huber assumed the role of member.

Effective 10/19/2007, William Boggess resigned from the committee.

NOTE: Effective 12/31/2008, committee members Blum, Boesch, Huber, and Parlange concluded their service on this committee. Effective 1/1/2009, Boggess, Graham, Skaggs, Twilley, and Vogel began their provisional term of service on the committee. In addition, prior member Davis assumed the role of chair and prior chair Graf assumed the role of member.

Effective 10/21/2009, Richard Vogel resigned from the committee.

NOTE: Effective 12/27/2010, committee members Davis, Beissinger, Ehrenfeld, Hendrickson, Horn, Skaggs and Twilley concluded their service on this committee. Effective 12/28/2010 Angelo, Ashley, Luoma, Maguire, Maidment, Nixon, Regan, Rejmankova, and Walters began their provisional term of service on this committee. In addition, prior member Boggess assumed the role of chair.

NOTE: Effective 5/21/2012, committee member Scott Nixon's term of service was concluded due to the unfortunate instance of his unexpected passing.

NOTE: Effective 09/30/2012, committee members Graham, Luoma, Maidment, and Rejmankova concluded their service on this committee. Effective 10/04/2012 Battaglia, Glaser, Monismith, Saiers, and Simberloff began their provisional term of service on this committee. In addition, prior member Walters assumed the role of chair.