Scientific Advisory Panel

A diverse panel of advisors will provide technical input and guide the overall programmatic direction of NCER to assure the most critical issues and emerging topics facing large scale restoration programs across the US.

  • Nick Aumen, Regional Science Advisor- South Florida, US Geological Survey, Davie, FL
  • Don Boesch, President, Center for Environmental Science, University of Maryland, Cambridge, MD
  • Al Cofrancesco, Technical Director, Civil Works, Environmental Engineering and Sciences at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Vicksburg, MS
  • Tim Eder, Executive Director, Great Lakes Commission, Greater Detroit Area
  • Shannon Estenoz, Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives, Department of Interior, Davie, FL
  • Randy Fiorini, Chair, Delta Stewardship Council, Delhi, CA
  • Campbell Ingram, Executive Officer, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy, West Sacramento, CA
  • Brad Inman, Acting Chief, Projects Branch, New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New Orleans, LA
  • Robert (Bob) Johnson, Director, South Florida Natural Resources Center, Everglades National Park , Homestead, FL
  • Suzette Kimball, Acting Director, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
  • Scott Phillips, Chesapeake Bay Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey, Baltimore, MD
  • Ramesh Reddy, Chair, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL
  • Denise Reed, Chief Scientist, The Water Institute, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Fred Sklar, Director and Section Administrator, Everglades Systems Assessment (ESA) Section,
    South Florida Water Management District
  • Buck Sutter, Director, Office of Habitat Conservation at NOAA, Washington DC Metro Area

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