- The KRWW Science Advisory receives monitoring data from the lab and field in electronic form and asked if they spot anything of interest.
- From time to time our Science Advisors will be asked to respond to questions from volunteer leadership when they come up in the course of our work.
The questions are distributed via email and only those advisors with an interest in the particular topic respond via email with what ever thoughts they may have on the topic.
For example: The last topic that hit the network was about hepatotoxin monitoring, and we were able to come up with analytes, methods, cost figures and an immunoassay test to monitor for that in our lakes.
- Agreements between our Science Advisors on interpretation, method or outcomes are rarely expected, in fact the more diverse the opinions, the more interesting and engaging the discussion gets which really helps our volunteers understand how messy science can be.
|Jessica||Schuster||KY Division of Water||Aquatic life, field montioring training|
|John||Delfino||Midway University||Biological sciences, field equipment operations|
|Tony||Powell||Northern KY Health Dept.||Community health, on-site sewage treatment systems|
|Doug||Curl||Kentucky Geological Survey||Data management and visuilization, data interpretation, trend analysis|
|Malissa||McAlister||KY Water Resources Research Inst.||Data management and visuilization, data Interpretation, trend Analysis, watershed planning|
|Bethany||Overfield||Kentucky Geological Survey||Data visuilization, geological sciences, volunteer training|
|Beverly||James||Flora Cliff Nature Center||Ecological sciences, Palisade ecology|
|Mary Beth||Robson||GRW Engineering||Environmental engineering, watershed management|
|David||Price||Lexington Fayette Water Quality||Field monitoring, data interpretation, stream ecology|
|Steve||Evans||Third Rock Consultants||Field monitoring, watershed planning GIS|
|Breck||Mickelson||Geologist, Private Practice||Geological sciences|
|Henry||Francis||Kentucky Geological Survey||Geological sciences, analytical protocols, data management|
|Kay||Harker||KYDOW (Retired)||Geological sciences, karst systems|
|Chuck||Taylor||Kentucky Geological Survey||Hydrogeology, water quality, karst systems|
|Jim||Dinger||KGS (Retired)||Hydrogeology, Karst Systems|
|David||Shehee||KY American Water Company||Laboratory protocols, data interpretation|
|Tracy||Knowels||Bluegrass Community and Technical College Environmental Science||Laboratory systems, chemistry|
|Gail||Brion||UK Environmental Research and Training Laboratory||Microbiologial source tracking, public health systems, risk analysis|
|Beverly||Juett||Midway University (Retired)||Microbiology, data interpretation|
|Lisa||Martin||Microbac Laboratories||Microbiology, laboratory protocols|
|Tricia||Coakley||UK Environmental Research and Training Laboratory||Microbiology, laboratory protocols, DNA source tracking|
|Rita||Wright||Fourser Environmental||Microbiology, laboratory protocols, quality assurance|
|John||Webb||KY Division of Water||Monitoring protocols, quality assurance, training|
|Will||Overbeck||Plant Ecologist, private practice||Plant ecology, native plant restoration|
|Lisa||Hicks||KY Division of Water||Quality Assurance Project Planning|
|Lindell||Ormsbee||KY Water Resources Research Inst.||Science Advisory Chair, Integrated system sciences, Engineering|
|Margaret||Shanks||KYDOW (Retired)||Soil sciences, watershed management|
|Randy||Payne||DOW||Standards and specifications|
|Alice||Jones||Eastern KY University||Sustainability, data vizuilization, training protocols|
|Jean||Watts||Bluegrass Community and Technical College Environmental Science||Wetland systems, habitat assessment, training|
If you are a water resources researcher or scientist, we need your help.
- If you are willing to be listed as one of KRWW’s Science Advisors please contact us.
- We add you to our email distribution list and list your name and area of expertise on our web site.
- We usually only meet “face to face” twice a year. Once at our annual conference and second at a meeting, sometimes associated with the KWRRI Water Resources Research Symposium.
- Everything else is done by email, or the occasional conference call before we make some sort of decision that involves purchasing, ordering lab services or other financial commitments.
- By having a robust and diverse “Science Advisory” the credibility of the program is enhanced and the quality and value of our work improved.