Richard J. Wenning

Richard J. Wenning

Principal Scientist
Ecological & Biological Sciences
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Richard Wenning is an ecotoxicologist with 35 years of technical and science communication experience in the broad fields of chemical contamination, environmental impact and risk assessment, and environmental decision analysis supporting corporate environmental and social governance (ESG) and sustainability programs. He has leadership experience managing complex environmental investigations, site development projects and disaster response planning involving multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, scientists, economists, legal and communication specialists.

His focus is primarily on the protection of aquatic resources. He has advised clients on investigation and cleanup of some of the world’s largest river and port/harbor contamination incidents. He has planned and directed site-specific and regional-scale environmental studies and monitoring programs around the world aimed at assessing the consequences of shipping, oil & gas infrastructure and coastal or offshore structures to aquatic life. Common to this work is a focus either, retrospectively, on the environmental consequences of environmental accidents or legacy waste handling and disposal activities; or, prospectively, on the plausible consequences of future commercial resource development activities.

His work in ESG and sustainability has focused on measuring and monitoring strategies supporting supply chain and farming practices associated with seafood aquaculture. He supports environmental planning and permitting for new construction or expansion of offshore and land-based fish farms, biosecurity, water recycling and waste minimization, reducing carbon and GHG emissions and mitigating the consequences of farming practices on the surrounding environment.

He has participated on scientific review panels for U.S. EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the European Commission. He has led seminars, given numerous technical presentations and published 100+ papers in the scientific literature on several environmental topics. In addition to consulting work, he serves since 2004 as Editor-in-Chief of the SETAC peer-reviewed international science journal, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM).

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Environmental Management / Ecology, Duke University, 1987
  • B.S., Environmental Science, University of Denver, 1985

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

OSHA Certified Eight-Hour HAZWOPER Annual Refresher Training in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, updated annually

OSHA Certified 40-Hours of Training in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

Publications

Editorships and Editorial Review Boards

Editor-in-Chief, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (Wiley-SETAC Press), 2004 - present

Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Forensics (Academic Press), 1999 - 2001

Associate Editor, Ecotoxicology & Environmental Safety (Springer), 1995 - 2004

Associate Editor, Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (Springer),1994 - 2012

Publications

Bell JL, R Mandel, AS Brainard, Wenning RJ. 2021. Emerging monitoring practices in marine net pen aquaculture. Integ Environ Assess Manag. (submitted April 2021).

Wenning RJ, E Singer, H Diogo. 2020. Using net environmental benefit analysis to support offshore decommissioning in Brazil. Reg Studies Mar Sci. (submitted Jan 2021).

Wegeberg S, JF Rasmussen, K Gustavson, RJ Wenning, MJ Bock. 2021. Oil spill response planning tools for cold and warm water environments – A comparative review. Internat Oil Spill Conf Proc. (submitted Jan 2021).

Bock MJ, LE Brown, RJ Wenning, JL Bell. 2020. Sources of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and other dioxins in Lower Passaic River, NJ sediments. Environ Toxicol Chem. 40(5):1499-1519.

Drillet G., et al. 2020. Plastics in Aquaculture – The WAS -IMarEST Roundtables. World Aquaculture. December:25-30.

Wenning RJ. 2020. Science does not stand in the way of this President. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 16(5):541-545.

Wenning RJ, H Robinson, MJ Bock, MA Rempel-Hester, W Gardiner. 2018. Current practices and knowledge supporting oil spill risk assessment in the Arctic. Mar Environ Res. 141:289-304.

Wenning RJ, J Lynch. 2018. Secrets in Science? Integ Environ Assess Manag. 14(5):535-536.

Bock MJ, H Robinson, RJ Wenning, D French McCay, J Rowe, A Hayward Walker. 2018. Comparative risk assessment of spill response options for a deepwater oil well blowout: Part II. Relative risk methodology. Mar Pollut Bull. 133:984-1000.

French-McCay D, D Crowley, J Rowe, MJ Bock, H Robinson, RJ Wenning, A Hayward Walker, J Joeckel, T Parkerton. 2018. Comparative risk assessment of spill response options for a deepwater oil well blowout: Part I. Oil spill Modeling. Mar Pollut Bull. 133:1001-1015.

Hayward Walker A, J Joeckel, D Scholz, M McPeek, D French-McCay, J Rowe, MJ Bock, H Robinson, RJ Wenning. 2018. Comparative risk assessment of spill response options for a deepwater oil well blowout: Part III. Stakeholder engagement. Mar Pollut Bull. 133: 970-983.

Leung KMY, G Merrington, M St J Warne, RJ Wenning, F Wu. 2018. The good, the bad and the ugly of environmental quality benchmarks: EQSPAE-2016 dedicated to Dr. Peter Michael Chapman (1951– 2017). Environ Sci Pollut Research. 25(2):3038-3042.

Wenning RJ, E Singer, T Moreira. 2017. Estudio de avaliação dos riscos e beneficios no descomissionamento. Petro & Quimica. 373:28-29.

Wenning RJ, SE Apitz, L Kapustka, T Seager. 2017. The need for resilience in environmental impact assessment. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 13(6):965-968.

Wenning RJ. 2017. Shifting politics and environmental assessment of large infrastructure projects. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 13(5):813-814.

Wenning RJ, S Apitz, R Attanasio, T Backhaus, L Barnthouse, G Batley, K Brauman B Brooks, P Chapman, M Griffin, W Landis, K Leung, I Linkov, L Kapustka, J Meador, S Olsen, L Tannenbaum, J Toll, G Suter. 2017. Environmental policy recommendations for the new US President. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 13(1):5-6.

Burton GA, RJ Wenning. 2017. Fostering Integrity in Scientific Research and Publishing. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 13(4):560-561.

Drakou, EG, C Liquete, C Kermagoret, A Ruiz-Frau, K Boyanova, AI Lillebø, APE van Oudenhoven, J Ballé- Béganton, JG Rodrigues, E Nieminen, S Oinonen, A Ziemba, E Gissi, D Depellegrin, K Veidemane, A Ruskule, J Delangue, A Böhnke-Henrichs, A Boon, RJ Wenning, S Martino, B Hasler, M Termansen, M Rockel, H Hummel, G el Serafy, P Peev. 2017.

Marine and coastal ecosystem services on the science- policy-practice nexus: challenges and opportunities from 11 European case studies. Internat J Biodiversity Sci Ecosyst Serv Manage. 13(3):51-67.

Robinson H, W Gardiner, RJ Wenning, MA Rempel-Hester. 2017. Spill impact mitigation assessment framework for oil spill response planning in the Arctic environment. Internat Oil Spill Conf Proc. May, Vol. 2017, No. 1, pp.1325-1344.

Wenning RJ, N Swankie, MB Kristensen. 2016. Using a net environmental benefits approach to evaluate decommissioning options for offshore oil and gas platforms. The First. September, 10:32-33.

Rice C, GA Burton Jr., RJ Wenning, H Ward, TF Fernandes, J Lead, A Roberts, E van Genderen. 2016. In Memoriam: Stephen J Klaine. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 12(3):416; Environ Toxicol Chem 35(7):1607-1608.

Wenning RJ, B.Fewell. 2014. Editorial: Sound science and redefining the Clean Water Act. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 10(3):321-322.

Wenning RJ, GA Burton, H Ward, J Lynch. 2014. Editorial: The importance of scientific peer review at SETAC. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 10(1):1-2.
Wenning RJ, GA Burton, H Ward, J Lynch. 2014. Editorial: The importance of scientific peer review at SETAC. Environ Toxicol Chem. 33(1):2-3.

Leung KMY, G Merrington, M St J Warne, RJ Wenning. 2014. Scientific derivation of environmental quality benchmarks for the protection of aquatic ecosystems: challenges and opportunities. Environ Sci Pollut Research. I21(1):1-5.

Kwok KWH, GE Batley, RJ Wenning, L Zhu, M Vangheluwe, S Lee. 2014. Sediment quality guidelines: challenges and opportunities for improving sediment management. Environ Sci Pollut Research. 21(1):17-27.

Wenning RJ, SE Apitz. 2012. Editorial: Ecosystem Services: Protecting the Commons. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 8(3):395-396.

Colombo F, J Nicolette, RJ Wenning, M Travers. 2012. Incorporating ecosystem service valuation in the assessment of risk and remedy implementation. Chem Engineer Trans. 28: 55-60.

Wenning RJ, SE Apitz, T Backhaus, L Barnthouse, G Batley, B Brooks, PM Chapman, M Griffin, L Kapustka, W Landis, KMY Leung, I Linkov, T Seager, G Suter, LT Tannenbaum. 2011. Editorial: Introduction to invited commentaries – The challenges posed by radiation and radionuclide releases to the environment. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 7(3):312.

Wenning RJ. 2011. Editorial: Broadening the ecology in ecological risk assessment. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 7(2):155.

Wenning RJ. 2010. Bridging science, management and responses to environmental disasters. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 6(4):615-616.

Wenning RJ, SE Finger, L Guilhermino, RC Helm, MJ Hooper, WG Landis, CA Menzie, WR Munns Jr, J Rombke, RG Stahl Jr. 2010. Global climate change and environmental contaminants: A SETAC call for research. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 6(2):197.

Wenning RJ., J. Shaw. 2009. Editorial: Retrofitting the bridges between science, economics, and policy. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 5(4):495.

Wenning RJ. 2009. Editorial: Economic stimulus and the environment. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 5(2):185.

Conder JM, MT Sorensen, P Leitman, LB Martello, RJ Wenning. 2009. Avian ecological risk potential in an urbanized estuary: Lower Hackensack River, New Jersey. Sci Total Environ. 407:1035-1047.

Wenning RJ. 2008. Editorial: Carbon management and SETAC. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 4(2):137.

Magar VS, LB Martello, B Southworth, PC Fuchsman, MT Sorensen, RJ Wenning. 2008. Geochemical stability of chromium in sediments from the Lower Hackensack River, New Jersey. Sci Total Environ. 394(1):103-111.

Wenning RJ. 2007. Editorial: The status of pollinators. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 3(3):1.

Wenning RJ, W DeWolf. 2007. Editorial: Bridging gaps between science and environmental management. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 3(1):1-2.

Martello LB, MT Sorensen, PC Fuchsman, RJ Wenning. 2007. Chromium geochemistry and bioaccumulation in sediments from the Lower Hackensack River, New Jersey USA. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. (53: 337-350).

Sorensen MT, JM Conder, PC Fuchsman, LB Martello, RJ Wenning. 2007. Using a sediment quality triad approach to evaluate benthic toxicity in the Lower Hackensack River, New Jersey. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol.53:36-49.

Batley GE, RJ Wenning. 2007. Editorial: Addressing global environmental issues. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 3(2):155-156.

Wenning RJ, K Leung. 2006. Editorial: Protecting China’s rivers. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 2(2):1-2.

Wenning RJ, MT Sorensen, VS Magar. 2006. Importance of implementation and residual risk analyses in sediment remediation. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 2(1):59-65.

Wenning RJ, M Meredith, G. Schaefer. 2006. Editorial: A successful first year of publication. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 2(1):1.

Wenning RJ, M Bock, M Maier, WJ Luksemburg. 2006. PBDEs, PCDD/Fs, and PCBs in indoor house dust. Organohalogen Compounds. 67 (pgs not specified).

Danon-Schaffer MN, JR Grace, RJ Wenning, MG Ikonomou, WJ Luksemburg. 2006. PBDEs in landfill leachate and potential for transfer from electronic waste. Organohalogen Compounds. 68:1759-1762.

Conder JM, RJ Wenning, RC Buck, SH Korzeniowski, RH Hoke, C Powley, MH Russell, R Gentry, ST Washburn. 2006. Model for predicting perfluorinated carboxylates in an Arctic food chain. Organohalogen Compounds. 68:57-60.

Magar VS, RJ Wenning, CA Menzie, SE Apitz. 2006. Editorial: Parsing ecological impacts in watersheds. J Environ Engin. 132(1):1-3.

Magar VS, RJ Wenning. 2006. The role of monitored natural recovery in sediment remediation.. Integ Enviro Assess Manag. 2(1):66-74.

Bridges TS, SE Apitz, L Evison, K Keckler, M Logan, S Nadeau, RJ Wenning. 2006. Risk-based decision making to manage contaminated sediments. Integ Environ Assess Manag. 2(1):51-58.

Demond A, T Towey, SC Chang, P Adriaens WJ Luksemburg, M Maier, K Favaro, RJ Wenning, B Kennington. 2006. Methods for sampling and analyzing soil for the University of Michigan Dioxin Exposure Study. Organohalogen Compounds. 68:1308-1312.

Zwica L, WJ Luksemburg, B Kennington, M Watka, N Shinn, J Chen, RJ Wenning, K Knutson. 2006. Methods for sampling and analyzing household dust for the University of Michigan Dioxin Exposure Study. Organohalogen Compounds. 68:1370-1372.

Wenning RJ and R Parrish. 2005. Another opportunity to publish with SETAC. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 24(1):1.

Wenning RJ, AM VonBurg, LB Martello, JM Pekala, M Maier, WJ Luksemburg. 2004. Levels of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzofurans (PCDFs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the Hackensack River and Newark Bay NJ. USA. Organohalogen Compounds. 66:1509-1516.

Wenning RJ, LB Martello, T Iannuzzi. 2004. Review of approaches used to establish sediment benchmarks for PCDD/Fs. Organohalogen Compounds. 66:3497-3503.

Luksemburg WJ, RJ Wenning, M Maier, A Patterson, S. Braithwaite. 2004. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD/F) and biphenyls (PCB) in Fish, Beef, and Fowl Purchased in Food Markets in Northern California USA. Organohalogen Compounds. 66:3982-3987.

Wenning RJ. 2003. Results of the Workshop on Environmental Stability of Chemicals in Sediments. Soil, Sediment, & Groundwater Magazine, Sept., p.25-29.

Wenning RJ. 2003. Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Sediments and Aquatic Biota: An Overview. Organohalogen Compounds. Summary: 71-74.

Wenning RJ, A Von Burg, S Braithwaite, T Serex, R Campbell, A Shipp, G Lawrence. 2003. Health risk assessment of the commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether product in the United States. Organohalogen Compounds. 61: 275-278.

Wenning RJ, A Von Burg, S Braithwaite, T Serex, R Campbell, A Shipp, G Lawrence. 2003. Health risk assessment of the commercial octabromodiphenyl ether product in the United States. Organohalogen Compounds. 61: 283-286.

Wenning RJ. 2003. Confessions from a sediment junkie. Soil, Sediment, & Groundwater Magazine, Mar./Apr., p.19-20.

Wenning RJ. 2003. Sediment Forum: Addressing contaminated sediments in the Baltic countries. Contaminated Soil, Sediment, & Groundwater Magazine, Jan./Feb., p.18-19.

Wenning RJ, L Mackey, J Kurtz, S Braithwaite, WS Luksemburg. 2003. Evaluation of PCDD/Fs in commercial oysters from Arcata Bay, California. Organohalogen Compounds. 62: 120-123.

Moore DW, D Diener, MA Irwin, RJ Wenning, L Mackey, WJ Luksemburg. 2003. Benthic infaunal community, sediment toxicity, and bioaccumulation potential of PCDD/Fs in sediments from Arcata Bay, California. Organohalogen Compounds. 62: 5-8.

Wenning RJ. 2002. Sediment Forum: USEPA reports 2,618 fish consumption advisories issued in 2001. Contaminated Soil, Sediment, & Groundwater Magazine, Sept./Oct., p. 45.

Wenning RJ. 2002. Sediment Forum: USEPA’s update of the National Sediment Inventory. Contaminated Soil, Sediment, & Groundwater Magazine, July/August, pp.111-113.

Wenning RJ. 2002. Commentary: Facing the challenges in assessment of contaminated sediments in freshwater environments. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 43(2): 127-129.

Wenning RJ. 2002. Uncertainties and data needs in risk assessment of three commercial polybrominated diphenyl ethers products: Probabilistic exposure analysis and comparison with European Union results. Chemosphere. 46(5):779-796.

Wenning RJ. 2002. Sediment Forum: USEPA principles for managing contaminated sediment risks at hazardous waste sites. Contaminated Soil, Sediment, & Groundwater Magazine, April/May, pp.14-19.

Wenning RJ. 2002. Sediment Forum: USEPA principles for managing contaminated sediment risks at hazardous waste sites. Contaminated Soil, Sediment, & Groundwater Magazine, April/May, pp.14-19.

Wenning RJ, DW Moore, J Word, S Della Sala. 2002. Use of sediment toxicity testing methods to evaluate dredged material management guidelines at Porto Marghera, Venice, Italy. Pp. 130-135. In: J Peterson and EE Adams (eds), Dredged Materials Management – Options and Environmental Considerations, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Alaee M. and RJ Wenning. 2002. The significance of brominated flame retardants in the environment: Current understanding, issues, and challenges. Chemosphere. 46(5):579-582.

Della Sala S, RJ Wenning, DW Moore. 2002. Use of ecological risk assessment to evaluate dredged material management guidelines at Porto Marghera, Venice, Italy. Pp. 85-95. In: A Porta, RE Hunchee, M Pellei (eds), Management of Contaminated Sediments. Battelle Press, Columbus, OH USA.

Wenning RJ. 2001. Probabilistic human health risk assessment of penta-, octa-, and deca- brominated diphenyl ethers. Organohalogen Compounds. 52:39-42.

Wenning RJ. 2001. Guest Editorial: The environmental landscape for seafood processors. www.worldcatch.com Seattle, WA.

Wenning RJ, EA Stern, KW Jones, WS Douglas. 2001. Sediment Forum: The WRDA program and emerging decontamination technologies for contaminated sediments. Contaminated Soil, Sediment, & Groundwater Magazine, December. December, pp.38-41.

Wenning RJ. 2001. Sediment Forum: Sediment related publications. Contaminated Soil, Sediment, & Groundwater Magazine, October. October, pp.11-15.

Wenning RJ. 2001. Sediment Forum: The different roles of ecological risk assessment in regulatory decision-making. Contaminated Soil, Sediment, & Groundwater Magazine, August, pp.67-70.

Wenning RJ. 2001. Sediment Forum: USEPA forum on managing contaminated sediments at hazardous waste sites: Summary of policy discussions. Contaminated Soil, Sediment, & Groundwater Magazine, June/July, pp. 49-54.

Wenning RJ and G.Planicka. 2001. Sediment Forum: The “National Sediments Dialogue”. Contaminated Soil, Sediment, & Groundwater Magazine, April/May, pp.8-10.

Wenning RJ. 2001. Sediment Forum: Emerging issues in sediment assessment and management of dredged materials. Contaminated Soil, Sediment, & Groundwater Magazine, February, pp.14-17.

Wenning RJ, M Tanaka, JJ Ryan. 2001. Environmental levels of PCDD/Fs and other halogenated organic chemicals at DIOXIN 2001: An overview. Organohalogen Compounds 50,Supplement:13-17.

Wenning RJ and HJ Hong. 2001. Persistent organic pollutants in aquatic environments: An overview. Organohalogen Compounds 50, Supplement:9-12.

Chapman PM, WJ Birges, TL Bott, A Burton, GW Luther, T O’Connor, DS Page, P Sibley, LJ Standley, RJ Wenning. 2001. A unified approach for sediment quality values (SQVs)-Current challenges and recommendations. Learned Discourse, SETAC Globe. 2(2):24-26.

Della Sala S, R Scazzola, C Terrabujo, RJ Wenning, DG Dodge, WJ Luksemburg, SA Weagraff. 2001. Assessment of PCDD/Fs, PCBs, and heavy metals in soil: A measure of the impacts of the industrial zone of Porto Marghera on inland coastal areas of Italy. Chemosphere.

Wenning RJ, and K. Simmons. 2000. Editorial: Welcome to the first issue of Environmental Forensics. Environmental Forensics 1(1):1.

Wenning RJ, S Della Sala, G Bortone, E Zannotto 2000. Ecological risk assessment of organochlorine contamination in sediment from navigation channels at Porto Marghera, Venice, Italy. Organohalogen Compounds 48:364-367.

Wenning RJ, D Dodge, B Peck, K Shearer, WJ Luksemburg, S della Sala, R Scarzolla. 2000. Screening- level ecological risk assessment of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in sediments and aquatic biota from the Venice Lagoon, Italy. Chemosphere 40:1179-1187.

Wenning RJ, SN Folwarkow, JF Murray, JW Embree 2000. Current State of Knowledge about environmental levels, sources, and health risks posed by dioxins in San Francisco Bay, California USA. Organohalogen Compounds.46:366-369.

Wenning RJ, DB Mathur, DJ Paustenbach, MJ Stephenson, S Folwarkow, WJ Luksemburg. 1999.

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in storm water outfalls adjacent to urban areas and petroleum refineries in San Francisco Bay, California. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 37:290-301.

Sferra JC, PC Fuchsman, RJ Wenning, TR Barber. 1999. A site-specific evaluation of mercury toxicity in sediment. Archives of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology. 37:488-495.

Wenning RJ. 1998. Editorial: Introduction to Special Series on Sediment Assessment of the Upper Mississippi River. Archives of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology. 35(3): 369.

Wenning RJ, D Dodge, B Peck, K Shearer. 1998. Screening-level ecological risk assessment of PCDD/Fs and coplanar PCBs in lobster and sediments from Casco Bay, Maine. Organohalogen Compounds 39:63-66.

Wenning RJ, D Dodge, B Peck, K Shearer, WJ Luksemburg. 1998. Screening-level ecological risk assessment of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in sediments and aquatic biota from the Venice Lagoon, Italy. Organohalogen Compounds 39:67-70.

Finley BJ, C Kirman, RJ Wenning, D Mathur. 1998. Does the available toxicological evidence warrant identification of hexachlorobenzene as a “dioxin-like” chemical? Organohalogen Compounds 38:325- 328.

Mathur D, M Stephanson, RJ Wenning, DJ Paustenbach, S Folwarkow, WJ Luksemburg. 1997. PCDDs / PCDFs in storm water outfalls adjacent to urban areas and petroleum refineries in San Francisco Bay, California USA. Organohalogen Compounds.32:1-5.

Paustenbach DJ, RJ Wenning, D Mathur, WJ Luksemburg. 1996. PCDD/Fs in urban storm water discharged to San Francisco Bay, California USA. Organohalogen Compounds. 28:111-116.

Fries G, DJ Paustenbach, RJ Wenning, D Mathur. 1996. Uptake and distribution of PCDD/Fs in milk and meat from dairy cows fed contaminated grain. Organohalogen Compounds 29:447-454.

Wenning RJ and TJ Iannuzzi. 1995. Perspectives on the toxicity equivalency approach to quantify the effects of coplanar polychlorinated biphenyl. Organohalogen Compounds 26:283-286.

Iannuzzi TJ, SL Huntley, NL Bonnevie, BL Finley, RJ Wenning. 1995. Distribution and possible sources of polychlorinated biphenyls in dated sediments from the Newark Bay estuary, New Jersey. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 28:108 - 117.

Sullivan B and RJ Wenning. 1995. An Australian perspective on ecological risk assessment. Waste Mgmt Environ. 15:35-38.

Iannuzzi TA and RJ Wenning. 1995. Distribution and possible sources of total mercury in sediments from the Newark Bay estuary, New Jersey. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 55(6):901-908.

Iannuzzi TA, NL Bonnevie, SL Huntley, RJ Wenning, SP Truchon, JD Tull, PJ Sheehan. 1995. Comments on the use of equilibrium partitioning to establish sediment quality criteria for nonionic chemicals. Letter to the Editor. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 14(8):1257-1259.

Huntley SL, RJ Wenning, SH Su, NL Bonnevie, DJ Paustenbach. 1995. Geochronology and sedimentology of the lower Passaic River, New Jersey. Estuaries 18(2):351 - 361.

Gillis CA, NL Bonnevie, S Su, JG Duecy, SL Huntley, RJ Wenning. 1995. DDT, DDD, and DDE contamination of sediment in the Newark Bay estuary, New Jersey. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 28:85 - 92.

Huntley SL, NL Bonnevie, RJ Wenning. 1995. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in sediment from the Newark Bay estuary, New Jersey. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 28:93 - 107.

Crawford DW, NL Bonnevie, RJ Wenning. 1995. Sources of pollution and sediment contamination in Newark Bay, New Jersey Ecotoxicology & Environmental Safety 30:85-100.

Iannuzzi TJ, NL Bonnevie, RJ Wenning. 1995. An evaluation of current methods for developing sediment quality guidelines for 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 28:366 - 377.

Wenning RJ, W Mitterhuemer, BL Finley, DJ Paustenbach. 1994. New directions in the conduct of health risk assessment: Pitfalls and lessons learned. In: The InterData Environment Handbook. 5th Edition. IDP InterData Pty Ltd., Sydney. pp. 22-26.

Wenning RJ, NL Bonnevie, SL Huntley. 1994. Accumulation of metals, polychlorinated biphenyls, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in sediments from the lower Passaic River, New Jersey. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 27:64-81.

Wenning RJ and GA Erickson. 1994. Interpretation and analysis of complex environmental data using chemometric methods. Trends in Analytical Chemistry 13(10): 446 - 457.

Wenning RJ. 1994. Chemical source identification using chemical source fingerprinting. International Technology Review 9:29.

Crawford DW, NL Bonnevie, CA Gillis, RJ Wenning. 1994. Historical changes in the ecological health of the Newark Bay Estuary, New Jersey. Ecotoxicology & Environmental Safety 29: 276 - 303.

Bonnevie NL, SL Huntley, BW Found, RJ Wenning. 1994. Trace metal contamination in surficial sediments from Newark Bay, New Jersey. The Science of the Total Environment 144:1-16.

Huntley SL, RJ Wenning, DJ Paustenbach, AS Wong, WJ Luksemburg. 1994. Potential sources of polychlorinated dibenzothiophenes in the Passaic River, New Jersey. Chemosphere 29(2):257-272.

Ehrlich R, RJ Wenning, G Johnson, S Su, DJ Paustenbach. 1994. A mixing model for polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in surface sediments from Newark Bay, New Jersey using polytopic vector analysis. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 27:486 - 500.

Wenning RJ, DJ Paustenbach, MA Harris, H Bedbury. 1993. Principal components analysis of potential sources of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans residues in surficial sediments from Newark Bay, New Jersey. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 24:271-289.

Wenning RJ, DJ Paustenbach, G Johnson, R Ehrlich, MA Harris, H Bedbury. 1993. Chemometric analysis of potential sources of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in surficial sediments from Newark Bay, New Jersey. Chemosphere 27(13):55-64.

Wenning RJ, MA Harris, MJ Ungs, DJ Paustenbach, H Bedbury. 1993. Chemometric comparisons of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran residues in surficial sediments from Newark Bay, New Jersey and other industrialized waterways. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 22: 397-413.

Wenning RJ, M Harris, MJ Ungs, B Finley, DJ Paustenbach, H Bedbury. 1993. Application of pattern recognition techniques to evaluate polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofuran distributions in surficial sediments from the Lower Passaic River and Newark Bay. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 25:103-125.

Bonnevie NL, RJ Wenning, SL Huntley, H Bedbury. 1993. Distribution of inorganic compounds in sediments from three waterways in Northern New Jersey. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 51:672-680.

Gunster DG, CA Gillis, NL Bonnevie, TB Abel, RJ Wenning. 1993. Petroleum and hazardous chemical spills in the Newark Bay, New Jersey, from 1982 to 1991. Environmental Pollution 82:245-253.

Gunster DG, NL Bonnevie, CA Gillis, RJ Wenning. 1993. Assessment of chemical loadings to Newark Bay, New Jersey, from petroleum and hazardous chemical accidents from 1986-1991. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 25: 202-213.

Gillis CA, NL Bonnevie, RJ Wenning. 1993. Mercury contamination in the Newark Bay Estuary. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 25: 214-226.

Huntley SL, NL Bonnevie, H Bedbury, RJ Wenning. 1993. The distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in three New Jersey waterways. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 51:865-872.

Bonnevie NL, DG Gunster, RJ Wenning. 1992. Lead contamination in surficial sediments from Newark Bay, New Jersey. Environment International 18:497-508. Wenning RJ and DJ Paustenbach. 1992. Comment on “A major incident of dioxin contamination: Sediments of New Jersey estuaries.” Environmental Science and Technology 25(5):951-956.

Wenning RJ, MA Harris, MJ Ungs, DJ Paustenbach, H Bedbury. 1992. Chemometric comparisons of PCDD and PCDF residues in surficial sediments from Newark Bay and other environmental sources. Organohalogen Compounds 8:189-192.

Wenning RJ, MA Harris, DJ Paustenbach, H Bedbury. 1992. Potential sources of 1,2,8,9- tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in the aquatic environment. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 23:133-146.

Wenning RJ, MA Harris, MJ Ungs, DJ Paustenbach, H Bedbury. 1992. Chemometric comparison of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran residues in surficial sediments from Newark Bay, New Jersey, and other industrialized waterways. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 22:397-413.

Wenning RJ, DJ Paustenbach, V Lau. 1992. A Monte Carlo analysis of exposures and cancer risks from 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in soil at residential and industrial sites. Organohalogen Compounds 9: 115-121.

Wenning RJ and DJ Paustenbach. 1992. Chemometric comparisons of PCDD and PCDF residues in surficial sediments from Newark Bay, New Jersey. Organohalogen Compounds 8: 192-195.

Paustenbach DJ, RJ Wenning, V Lau. 1992. A Monte Carlo analysis of exposures and cancer risks from 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in soil at residential and industrial sites. Organohalogen Compounds 10:339-342.

Paustenbach DJ, RJ Wenning, V Lau, NW Harrington, DK Rennix, AH Parsons. 1992. Recent developments in the hazards posed by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in soil: Implications for setting risk-based cleanup levels at residential and industrial sites. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. 36:103-149.

Wenning RJ, RE Keenan, JW Knight, ES Ebert, CA Whitaker. 1991. Critical factors for establishing ambient water quality standards for 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxins. Proceedings of Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI). 1,289-1,310.

Keenan RE, RJ Wenning, AH Parsons, DJ Paustenbach. 1991. Pathology re-evaluation of the Kociba et al. (1978) bioassay of 2,3,7,8-TCDD: Implications for risk assessment. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. 34:279-296.

Paustenbach DJ, RJ Wenning, RE Keenan, MW Layard. 1991. Risk assessment of 2,3,7,8-TCDD using a biologically-based cancer model: A re-evaluation of the Kociba et al. bioassay using 1978 and 1990 histopathology criteria. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. 34(1):11-26.

Huntley SL, RJ Wenning, NL Bonnevie, RE Keenan, DJ Paustenbach. 1991. Scientific evaluation of natural resource damage claims associated with PCDD and PCDF contamination in the aquatic environment. Proceedings of Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI). 1,047-1,051.

Paustenbach DJ, MW Layard, RJ Wenning, RE Keenan. 1991. Risk estimates for 2,3,7,8-TCDD: 1978 and 1990 histopathology interpretations of the Kociba et al. bioassay using a biologically based cancer model. Proceedings of Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI). 929-935.

Layard MW, DJ Paustenbach, RJ Wenning, RE Keenan. 1990. Risk assessment of 2,3,7,8-TCDD using a biologically-based cancer model: A re-evaluation of the Kociba et al. (1978) bioassay. Organohalogen Compounds. 5: 561-566.

Keenan RE, RJ Wenning, AH Parsons, DJ Paustenbach. 1990. A re-evaluation of the tumor histopathology of Kociba et al. (1978) using 1990 criteria: Implications for the risk assessment of 2,3,7,8-TCDD using the linearized multistage model. Organohalogen Compounds. 5: 549-554.

Keenan RE, AH Parsons, RJ Wenning, ES Ebert, DJ Paustenbach. 1990. Dioxin risk assessment for the Columbia River. Organohalogen Compounds. 5: 541-548.

Finley BJ, RJ Wenning, MJ Ungs, S Huntley, DJ Paustenbach. 1990. PCDDs and PCDFs in surficial sediments from the lower Passaic River and Newark Bay. Organohalogen Compounds. 5: 409-414.

Keenan RE, AH Parsons, ES Ebert, RJ Wenning, DJ Paustenbach. 1990. Setting rational health-based water quality standards for dioxin - Risk assessment for the Columbia River. Proceedings of Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI): 801-812.

Wenning RJ, F Dombrowski, P Muniz. 1989. Risk assessment provides greater flexibility to MCP cleanups. Massachusetts Waste Management Report. Vol.8(3).

Keenan RE, RJ Wenning, AH Parsons. 1989. Sensitivity analysis for dioxin risk assessment and implications for determining acceptable levels of daily exposure. Submitted to State of Maine Department of Health Services, Scientific Advisory Panel, Augusta, ME. November 28.

DiGiulio RT, PC Washburn, RJ Wenning, GW Winston, CS Jewell. 1989. Biochemical responses in aquatic organisms: A review of determinants of oxidative stress. Invited paper for the eighth annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Journal of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 8(12):1103-1123.

Wenning RJ and RT DiGiulio. 1988. The effects of microsomal oxygen reduction in the ribbed mussel (Geukensia demissa) and the wedge clam (Rangia cuneata). Invited paper for the 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Pollutants on Aquatic Organisms. Marine Environmental Research. 10:15-20.

Wenning RJ, RT DiGiulio, EP Gallagher. 1988. Oxidant-mediated biochemical effects of paraquat in the ribbed mussel, Geukensia demissa. Aquatic Toxicology. 12:157-170.

Wenning RJ and RT DiGiulio. 1988. Microsomal enzyme activities, superoxide production, and antioxidant defenses in ribbed mussels, Geukensia demissa, and wedge clams, Rangia cuneata. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C: Pharmacology & Toxicology. 90C(1):21-28.

Wenning RJ and RE Keenan. 1988. Risk driven remediation and the concept of riskopleth development in the assessment of cleanup of contaminated land. In: J.J. McKeown (ed.), Proceedings of the 1987 Northeast Regional Meeting of NCASI (National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvements, Inc.). NCASI Special Report No. 88-01: 177-178.

Wenning RJ. 1987. I. Microsomal enzyme activities, superoxide production, and antioxidant defenses in ribbed mussels, Geukensia demissa, and wedge clams, Rangia cuneata. II. Oxidant-Mediated Biochemical Effects of Paraquat in the ribbed Mussel (Guekensia demissa). Master's Thesis. Duke University.

Books

Habitats and Biota of the Gulf of Mexico: Before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Volume 1 - Water Quality, Sediments, Sediment Contaminants, Oil and Gas Seeps, Coastal Habitats, Offshore Plankton and Benthos, and Shellfish. (2017). Co-Editor, CH Ward. Springer-Verlag, New York. ISBN# 978-1-4939- 3445-4. 868 pp.

Habitats and Biota of the Gulf of Mexico: Before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Volume 2 - Fish Resources, Fisheries, Sea Turtles, Avian Resources, Marine Mammals, Diseases and Mortalities. (2017). Co-Editor, CH Ward. Springer-Verlag, New York. ISBN# 978-1-4939-3454-6. 891 pp.

Environmental Security in Harbors and Coastal Areas: Management using Comparative Risk Assessment and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. Mandarin Chinese language edition. (2009). I. Linkov, G. Kiker, R.J. Wenning, Editors. Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN#978-1-4020-5801-1. 259 pp.

Managing Critical Infrastructure Risks: Decision Tools and Applications for Port Security. (2007). I. Linkov, R.J. Wenning, G. Kiker, Editors. Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN#978-1-4020-6383-1. 488 pp.

Environmental Security in Harbors and Coastal Areas: Management using Comparative Risk Assessment and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. (2007). I. Linkov, G. Kiker, R.J. Wenning, Editors. Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN#978-1-4020-5802-8. 492 pp.

Use of Sediment Quality Guidelines and Related Tools for the Assessment of Contaminated Sediments. (2005). R.J. Wenning, C.G. Ingersoll, G. Batley, D.W. Moore, Editors. SETAC Press, Pensacola, FL, USA. ISBN#1-880611-71-6/SB. 425 pp.

Summary of the SETAC Pellston Workshop on Use of Sediment Quality Guidelines and Related Tools for the Assessment of Contaminated Sediments, Executive Summary Booklet. (2002). R.J. Wenning, C.G. Ingersoll, Editors. SETAC Pellston Workshop, 17-22 August; Fairmont, MT USA. SETAC Press, Pensacola, FL USA.

Book Chapters

Wenning RJ. 2021. Ecological Risk Assessment Methods (Chapter 6). In: DJ Paustenbach (ed.) Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 4th Edition. Wiley, New York. (in prep). Emberton R, RJ Wenning, J Treweek. 2017. Ecology (Chapter 6). In: R. Therivel & G. Wood (eds.) Methods of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, 4th Edition. Taylor and Francis, London. ISBN# 978-1- 138-64767-1. p. 164-234.

Wenning RJ, LB Martello. 2016. Levels and Trends of Dioxins, PCBs and other POPs in Abiotic Compartments (Chapter 5). In: M. Alaee (ed.) Dioxin and Related Compounds: Special Volume to Honor Otto Hutzinger. Springer, Amsterdam. ISBN#978-3-3192-3889-0. p.121-152.

Wenning RJ, LB Martello. 2013. POPs in Marine and Freshwater Environments (Chapter 8). In: G. O’Sullivan and C. Sandau (eds.) Environmental Forensics for Persistent Organic Pollutants. 1st Edition. Elsevier, New York, NY. ISBN#978-0-4445-9424-2. p. 357-390.

Nicolette J, B Goldsmith, RJ Wenning, TR Barber, F Colombo. 2013. Experience with Restoration of Environmental Damage (Chapter 9). In: Goldsmith B, L Berkamp (eds.) The E.U. Liability Directive: A Commentary. Oxford Press, UK. ISBN#978-0-1996-7001-7. p. 181-219.

Wenning RJ, LB Martello, A Prusak-Daniel. 2011. Dioxins, PCBs, and PBDEs in aquatic organisms (Chapter x). In: WN. Beyer, JP Meador (eds). Environmental Contaminants in Biota. Second edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. ISBN#978-1-4200-8405-4. p. 103-168.

Wenning RJ, LB Martello. 2008. Dioxin ecotoxicology. In: SE Jørgensen, BD Fath (ed). Ecotoxicology. Vol. [2] of Encyclopedia of Ecology. 1st edition. Elsevier, Oxford UK. ISBN# 978-0-4445-2033-3. p. 921- 930.

Magar VS, K Merritt, M Henning, MT Sorensen, RJ Wenning. 2008. Approaches used for remedy selection at contaminated sediment sites. In: I Linkov, E. Ferguson, VS Magar (eds). Real-time and Deliberative Decision-Making: Application to Emerging Stressors. Springer, Amsterdam. ISBN#978-1-4020-9025-7. p.341-361.

Wenning RJ, MT Sorensen, VS Magar. 2007. Evaluating risks from contaminated sediments at industrial ports and harbors. In: I Linkov, RJ Wenning, GA Kiker (eds). Managing Critical Infrastructure Risks: Decision Tools and Applications for Port Security. Springer, Amsterdam. ISBN#978-1-4020-6383-1. p. 189-205.

Wenning RJ, SE Apitz, A Baba, M Citron, K Elliott, N Al-Halasah, L. Kapustka, M. Lazarescu, M Mohamed, R Rutjes. 2007. Understanding environmental security at ports and harbors. In: I Linkov, RJ Wenning, GA Kiker (eds). Managing Critical Infrastructure Risks: Decision Tools and Applications for Port Security. Springer, Amsterdam. ISBN#978-1-4020-6383-1. p. 3-15.

Wenning RJ, S Della Sala, VS Magar. 2007. Role of risk assessment in environmental security planning and decision-making. In: I Linkov, GA Kiker, RJ Wenning (eds). Environmental Security in Harbors and Coastal Areas: Management using Comparative Risk Assessment and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. Springer, Amsterdam. ISBN#978 1-4020 5800-4. p. 329-343.

Wenning RJ, SE Apitz, DA Belluck, S Chiesa, J Figueria, Z Filip, G Ignatavieius, MK Kiker, R Lahdelma, M MacDonell, A Mannini, B Raissouni, D Sinka, Y Xenidis. 2007. Environmental security: approaches and tools. In: I Linkov, GA Kiker, RJ Wenning (eds). Environmental Security in Harbors and Coastal Areas: Management using Comparative Risk Assessment and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. Springer, Amsterdam. ISBN#978 1-4020 5800-4. p. 19-37.

Prior Experience

Principal & Environment & Health Global Ecological Services Leader, Ramboll, 2015-2021

Principal & Ecologcy & Sediment Management Practice Leader, ENVIRON International Corporation, 2001-2014

Practice Director, Environmental Sciences, The Weinberg Group, 2000-2001

Vice President, Regional Manager, McLarenHart/ChemRisk Inc., 1996-2000

Principal Scientist. McLarenHart/Chemrisk Ltd., Austrailia, 1993-1996

Senior Scientist, McLarenHart/ChemRisk Inc., 1988-1993

Staff Toxicologist, EnviroLogic Data, Inc. and Groundwater Technology Inc., 1986-1988

Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Association of Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS)

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)

Society of Ecological Restoration (SER)

Project Experience

Experience Highlights

Sediment Investigation, Remediation & Restoration

  • Determination of dredging and dredged material disposal options for federal navigation channel maintenance and improvement works at the Searsport Terminal located in Searsport, Maine. Work conducted on behalf of Maine Dept. of Transportation entails sediment chemistry and bathymetric analyses, conceptual designs for dredging and upland disposal, options for construction of an in-water CAD, long-term terminal commercial expansion planning, navigation safety assessment and frequent consultation with USACE New England District [2017-2019; US-ME]
  • Assessment of environmental baseline conditions in the marine environment (aquatic life, sea water and sediments) and fish consumption in the Porto Torres region of northern Sardinia, Italy [2014- 2016; Italy]
  • Seasonal sampling of sediments, biota, and surface waters in boat harbors and the offshore marine environment as part of an investigation of allegations of environmental injuries associated with contamination of the coastal marine environment by a chemical manufacturing facility in northern Sardinia, Italy [2012-2014; Italy]
  • Collaboration with Corps scientists to merge two US federal guidance documents, the CWA Section 404 Inland Testing Manual and MPRSA Section 103 Ocean Testing Manual (aka the Green Book). Both documents written in the 1990s were revised to reflect current science and technologies for sampling, testing, and analysis of water, sediment and aquatic biota tissue to evaluate the environmental acceptability of dredged material proposed for disposal. The new guidance is currently subject to review and approval by US EPA and Department of Army [2011-2014; US-MS]
    Technical review of sediment health and ecological risk assessments, uncertainty analyses, and restoration options and long-term management recommendations for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site supporting the Lower Willamette Group [2011-2013; US-OR]
  • Seasonal monitoring of sediments and benthic organisms and fishes for recovery of aquatic biota following dredging work and installation of both an armored and thin-layer cap completed in 2013 to isolate chromium-contaminated sediments situated offshore from a former plating facility located at the confluence of the tidal-influenced Lower Hackensack River and Newark Bay. Work at the Study Area 7 industrial cleanup site supports periodic ecological and health risk assessment work to confirm the remedy continues to achieve cleanup goals prescribed by the state of New Jersey [2003-present; US-NJ]
  • Assessment of environmental damages and derivation of sediment cleanup goals associated with jet fuel contamination from a pipeline accident in the Zin Region, Negev Desert [2011-2013; Israel]
  • Sampling of sediments, biota, and surface waters supporting health and ecological risk assessment and preliminary remediation plans addressing mercury contamination of Augusta Bay by a chemical manufacturing facility [2006-2010; Siracusa, Sicily, Italy]
  • Sediment management strategy to address chromium contamination of sediments at a commercial port in Baltimore Harbor [2004-2006, US-MD]
    Assessment of resuspension and scouring of sediments containing mercury by ship traffic in Augusta Bay [2006; Siracusa, Sicily, Italy]
  • Sampling of sediments supporting an environmental damages assessment of pesticide and other chemical contamination from industrial discharges to the Leca River [2006; Porto, Portugal] Sampling of effluents and surficial sediment from storm water outfalls in two urban estuaries to determine the potential impact of chemicals and micro-sized particulate and plastic substances discharged to the aquatic environment [2003-2004; US-CA]
  • Peer-review of sediment studies conducted to evaluate removal options for the Savage Rapids Dam situated on the Lower Rogue River and adjacent to a national recreation area [1998-2000; US-OR]

Dioxin Site Investigations

  • Sediment sampling, bathymetric analyses, hydrodynamic studies, and inventory of past and current industrial and CSO discharges of dioxins, PCBs and other substances along 17 miles of the heavily urbanized Lower Passaic River situated in the city of Newark. Work at the Lower Passaic River CERCLA site supports strategies for sediment cleanup and restoration of the river [2009-2014; 1989- 1999; US-NJ]
  • Prepared a NEBA addressing both short-and long- term sediment remediation options identified by the US EPA for removing contamination and restoring riverine habitat. The analysis included consideration of the ecological, economic and social consequences of five options, including the Agency’s preferred sediment removal option for the lower 8-miles of the heavily urbanized Lower Passaic River located in northern New Jersey. [2014; US-NJ]
  • Periodic review of the results of sediment, soil and aquatic biota sampling to support health and ecological risk assessment work to confirm that different remediation activities continue to achieve cleanup goals prescribed for sediments and floodplain soils in the Tittabawassee and Saginaw Rivers and Saginaw Bay by the state of Michigan and US EPA. Prior work entailed development and negotiation with state and federal authorities of the various environmental sampling protocols used by the Dow Chemical Company’s current contractor [2006-2014; US-MI]
  • Peer-review of available fish and sediment data to identify data gaps and improvements for ecological studies and risk assessment methods pertaining to dioxin contamination in the Tittabawassee/Saginaw River watershed [2007-2010; US-MI]
  • Sampling of sediments supporting environmental modeling of suspended and bedload sediment transport of dioxins and opportunities to create sediment traps in the Saginaw River [2006-09; US- MI]
  • Sampling of sediments and biota supporting health and ecological risk assessment of dioxins and other chemicals to assist with determining the need for a shellfish consumption advisory for oysters raised commercially in northern Humboldt Bay [2002-03; Arcata, US-CA]
  • Sampling of sediments and biota supporting health and ecological risk assessment of dioxins and other chemicals and evaluation of dredged material disposal options in Venice Lagoon, Italy [1998- 2001; Venice, Italy]
  • Sampling of sediments and biota supporting health and ecological risk assessment of dioxins and derivation of cleanup goals in sediments in the Paramatta River and Homebush Bay [1994-95; Sydney, Australia]
  • Sampling of sediments and biota supporting health and ecological risk assessment, as well as dioxin fingerprint profiling to determine sources of dioxins and other chemicals in the Arthur Kill, Kill Van Kull, Lower Passaic River, Rahway River, and Newark Bay [1989-94; US-NJ]

Environmental Impact Assessment & Risk Assessment
  • Noise modeling and assessment of the consequences to workers and nearby communities from construction work and airstrip activities associated with construction of an LNG terminal on the remote northern coast of Mozambique [2020-2021; US-MOZ]
  • Invasive species survey and documentation supporting the safe transit of ‘floatel’ vessels from Norway to Mozambique with respect to ballast water management and biofouling conditions of the hull [2020; US-MOZ]
  • Ecological risk assessment and restoration strategy for a crude oil spill in the Evrona Reserve, Negev Desert [2015-2016; Israel]
  • Supervised an alien invasive species (AIS) survey of the POLAR PIONEER offshore oil exploration rig in Seattle Harbor upon its return from the Arctic-Chukchi Sea and prior to departure for Norway. The survey results were used to prepare an AIS / biosecurity risk assessment consistent with International Ballast Water Convention guidelines and International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules governing assessment and management actions for minimizing the migration of AIS between different eco-regions. [2015; US-WA]
  • Technical review of the US DOI Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) proposed Stream Protection Rule, FR 80(143): 27 July 2015, on behalf of Murray Energy Corp. [2015; US-Washington, DC]
  • Assessment of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) bioaccumulation in benthic and pelagic fish from water column and sediment exposures, as well as investigation of chemical fate and sources relevant to understanding chronic and episodic exposures to aquatic life in the Upper Mississippi River [2013- 2015, US-MN]
  • Ecological risk assessment of jet fuel released from a damaged pipeline in the Negev Desert [2011- 2013; Israel]
  • Technical review of periodic sediment and aquatic biota sampling results and health and ecological risk assessments associated with dredging or capping of sediments containing PCBs, petroleum and other substances along ca. 10 miles of the Lower Willamette River flowing through city of Portland and Portland Harbor. Work at the Portland Harbor CERCLA site supports the Port of Portland and other companies striving to implement a long-term strategy for protection of important fisheries and endangered species and environmental recovery of the river [2011-2014; US-OR]
  • Sediment triad assessment of PCB and heavy metal impacts to benthos and fish at the Shipyard Sediment Site in Inner San Diego Harbor [2009-2012; US-CA]
  • Collaboration with U.S.ACE using Trophic Trace aquatic food web model to evaluate chromium and other chemicals in the lower Hackensack River [2005-2006; US-NJ]
  • Led a team of marine ecologists, perfluorinated chemist, and air transport modelers charged with preparation of a fate and transport model describing the migration of perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs) from non-specific sources in the northern hemisphere to the Canadian Arctic, and then development of a 5-tier food chain bioaccumulation model integrating life history and behavior of indicator Arctic wildlife and aquatic life, toxicokinetics of PFCAs, and environmental fate and transport processes in the Arctic Ocean to predict PFCA levels at different trophic levels, including the highest tier represented by polar bear [2005-2006; North America]
  • Development of a landscape-level ecological risk assessment strategy for Department of Defense and other stakeholders involved in remediation of the Naval Petroleum Reserves in Southern California [2004-2005; US-CA]
  • Sediment triad assessment of chromium impacts in the lower Hackensack River [2003-2007; US-NJ]
  • Evaluation of proposed waterfront development on aquatic habitat in the Kill Van Kull [2005; US-NY]
  • Assessment of fish body burdens and habitat impacts due to mercury in Onondaga Lake [2003-2004; US-NY]
  • Ecological scoping study of PCBs in soils and possible effects on an adjacent wetland [2002; US-CA]
  • Review of USEPA’s Office of Pesticide Program ecological risk assessment of atrazine [2001; US- Wash.D.C.]
  • Peer-review of proposed Australian ecological risk assessment guidelines for Victoria EPA [1997; Australia]
  • Risk assessment of sediments and fish at the Fields Brook Superfund site [1993, US-OH]


Dioxin Fingerprinting & Source Identification
  • Sampling, analysis and dioxin fingerprint profiling to determine the distribution of dioxins and related substances in surface and buried sediments in the lower 8.3-miles of the Lower Passaic River [2017- 2021; US-NJ]
  • Sampling, analysis and dioxin fingerprint profiling to determine the distribution in residential soils, house dust and tree bark in East St. Louis [2014-2015; US-MO]
  • Data analysis and dioxin fingerprint profiling to determine possible historical and present-day sources of dioxins in surface and buried sediments in the Woonasquatucket River sediments [2010; US-RI]
  • Sampling, analysis and dioxin fingerprint profiling to determine possible historical and present-day sources of dioxins in surface and buried sediments in the lower Hackensack River [2003-2004; US- NJ]
  • Sampling, analysis and dioxin fingerprint profiling to determine possible historical and present-day sources of dioxins in surface sediments and oysters in Arcata Bay [2002-2003; US-CA]
  • Data analysis of the fate of dioxins and other organochlorine chemicals in slurry wastes associated with a proposed magnesium production facility [1998; Canada]
  • Sampling, analysis and dioxin fingerprint profiling to determine possible historical and present-day sources of dioxins in landfill waste at the Gould Battery Superfund site [1997-1998; US-OR]
  • Sampling, analysis and dioxin fingerprint profiling to determine possible historical and present-day sources of dioxins in urban storm water and refinery effluents discharged to San Francisco Bay [1996- 1997; US-CA]
  • Sampling, analysis and dioxin fingerprint profiling to determine possible historical and present-day sources of dioxins in sediments and biota in Homebush Bay and other locations slated for sport competition during the 2000 Olympic Games [1994-1996; Australia]
  • Sampling, analysis and dioxin fingerprint profiling to determine possible historical and present-day sources of dioxins and other chemicals in sediments, waterfront properties, and biota in the Arthur Kill, Kill Van Kull, Passaic River, and Newark Bay [1989-1994; US-NJ]
  • Reassessment of dioxins levels and fingerprint profiles in soils designated for incineration at the Times Beach Superfund Site [1996; US-MO]
  • Fate of dioxins in Cedar Sinai Hospital waste incinerator emissions [1989; US-CA]


Environment / Ecosystem Services Assessment
  • Directed a team of river and tropical environment ecologists, mine tailing specialists, community liaisons, and indigenous people’s culture experts to develop a NEBA useful to exploring environmental restoration strategies for managing mine tailing wastes released after the collapse of the Samarco tailing dam devasted the natural environmental and communities in the Rio Doce watershed located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The work involved several public meetings and education / training sessions to explain the NEBA work to different subject matter expert groups, community leaders and governmental authorities convened by Brazil’s Ministry charged with the legal authority to oversee the country’s response to the disaster. [2017-2019; Brazil]
  • Supervised a team of ecology and mining coal specialists charged with developing an environmental restoration strategy and decision-support framework using NEBA to guide planning for the closure of five different coal mines located in Queensland, Australia. The aim was to develop approaches unique to each mine environment and social situation, but generally consistent and similar where possible for purposes of cost and schedule efficiencies. [2019; Australia]
  • Development of an environmental monitoring strategy and decision-support framework using NEBA and habitat equivalency analysis (HEA) to advise the Brazil federal government on the progress of remediation and rehabilitation plans proposed to repair damages along ca. 350 miles of the Rio Doce River located in east-central Brazil caused by the November 2015 collapse of the Samarco Fundão Mine Tailings Dam in the state of Minas Gerais. Work entails verification of soil sediment and water sampling programs, data review, engineering progress assessment, remedy alternatives and cost optimization analysis, periodic community consultation, and damage assessment to support MPF’s enforcement of cleanup requirements in the watershed. [2017-2018; Brazil]
  • Project manager for team of ecologists, ecotoxicologists, ocean modelers, petroleum chemists and engineers, and resource economists supporting the preparation of a NEBA describing decommissioning options for subsea structures (primarily pipelines and pumping stations) in the Griffin oil and gas field situated at +80 m ocean depths covering an area of ca. 2,500 square km offshore in the western Australian Indian Ocean [2016 – 2017; Australia].
  • Preparation of a NEBA evaluation comparing the ecological, social and economic consequences of different removal options associated with management of the decommissioning of drill cutting piles beneath three Brae Area oil production platforms (Brae Alpha, Brae Bravo and East Brae) located in the central North Sea ca 274 km offshore from Aberdeen, Scotland. Cutting piles accumulated over nearly three decades beneath the rigs posed unique challenges for protecting indigenous aquatic life while, at same time, meeting the OSPAR obligations to remove the debris and restore the seafloor environment to pre-development conditions [2015- 2016; Scotland]
  • Preparation of a state-of-science literature review of oil spill impacts and spill response technologies applicable to managing oil and gas exploration and development in tropical environments. The aim was to identify critical data gaps that may need to be addressed to facilitate NEBA and environmental impact studies of oil spills and OSR technologies, as well as provide a sufficient level of information to support initial spill response planning [2016; France]
  • Led a team of marine ecologists, economists, and sediment remediation experts for preparation of a NEBA of sediment remediation options at the Shipyard Sediment Site located in Inner San Diego Harbor, CA. The work examined four options involving different approaches to dredging or capping the contaminated sediments located in and around the former shipyard site. The work was used to inform the California Water Board and other stakeholders on the key remediation environmental and cost challenges, as well as guide selection of the preferred option for cleanup that would impose the smallest short- and long- term impacts on the aquatic environment [2008-2010; US-CA]
  • Led a team of government, university and private company environmental experts convened by the Israel Environment Ministry to prepare an initial sediment management strategy and cost analysis using NEBA. The NEBA focused on five sediment remediation and river restoration options selected by the Ministry for the purposes of comparative analysis of environmental, economic, and social/cultural strengths and weaknesses associated with each of the options. The work was used to reach agreement among stakeholders on deeper evaluation of the two most favorable sediment management options with the aim to identify and implement as the preferred approach for the lower 7 km of the Kishon River located in northern Israel [2009-2010; Haifa, Israel]

Health Risk Assessment
  • Health risk assessment of chemical vapor intrusion in the underground parking garage beneath the Champion Office Tower in Tel Aviv [2012, Israel]
  • Critical review of Israel’s RBCA risk-based corrective action program for the Ministry of Environmental Protection [2011-2012, Israel]
  • Development and implementation of a residential sampling program to measure dioxins in soils and indoor house dust along the Tittabawasse River floodplain to support the University of Michigan Dioxin Exposure Study [2004-2005; US-MI]
  • Comparison of levels and theoretical exposure to dioxins, PCBs, and PBDE levels in food products from Northern California [2004-2005; US- CA]
  • Assessment of levels and theoretical exposure to dioxins, PCBs, and PBDE levels in house dust collected in California and New Zealand [2004-2005; US-CA]
  • Evaluation of the potential for children’s exposure to dioxins in fill material at two schools [2003; US- CA]
  • Evaluation of exposure and health hazard posed by consumption of commercial oysters grown in Humboldt Bay sediments containing trace levels of dioxins [2002-2003; US-CA]
  • Evaluation of occupational and residential exposures to dioxins originating from road base material used in East County residential areas and schools [2002-2003; US-CA]
  • VCCEP Tier 1 exposure and risk assessment as part of the U.S. EPA’s voluntary pilot program to evaluate the potential health risks to children posed by exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the environment [2002-2003; US-Wash D.C.]
  • Probabilistic health risk assessment of three commercial brominated flame retardants [2001; US-CA]
  • Analysis of USEPA and FDA fish consumption advisories for dioxins in the United States [2001; US- AR]
  • Health-based soil cleanup goals for PAHs in soil and groundwater at a former fuel storage depot proposed for re-development as a luxury resort [1999; Netherlands Antilles]
  • Risk-based soil clean-up goals for BTEX and other chemicals at petroleum storage depots in eastern Australia [1993-1996; Australia]Risk-based residential and industrial cleanup goals for dioxins at a former herbicide manufacturing site [1992; US-AR]
  • Re-evaluation of Kociba et al. (1976) TCDD cancer bioassay [1990-1991; US-Wash. DC]
  • Proposed ambient water quality criteria for 2,3,7,8-TCDD [1989-1992; US-ME, TX, LA, and GA]
  • Assessment of health risks to recreational fishermen consuming dioxin-contaminated fish [1989- 1990; US-WA]


Seafood Aquaculture
  • Planning and supervision of environmental monitoring, seawater intake/outfall modeling and site investigations supporting State of Maine and federal permits (Site Land Use, Natural Resource Protection, Water/Wastewater NPDES, Submerged Lands Use, Air Emissions, Land Use Zoning, Pipeline Installation/Dredging, and Operating License) required for construction and operation by Kingfish Company of a 6 - 8,000 mT Yellowtail kingfish facility using recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology [2019-2021, US-ME]
  • Planning and supervision of the execution of an aquatic carrying capacity assessment to characterize the ecological consequences of changes proposed by Taylor Shellfish Company to 150 acres of farmed shellfish beds located in central Puget Sound; the work supports the environmental impact assessment required as part of the Washington State and US federal regulatory permitting process [2019, US-WA]
  • Third-party review of environmental monitoring, modeling and site investigations supporting State of Maine and federal permits (Site Land Use, Natural Resource Protection, Water/Wastewater NPDES, Submerged Lands Use, Air Emissions, Land Use Zoning, Pipeline Installation/Dredging, and Operating License) required for construction and operation by Nordic Aquafarms of a 30,000 mT Atlantic Salmon facility using recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology [2018-2019, US-ME]
  • Planning and supervision of technical teams charged with locating land in the western US that met energy, financial, labor, location, transportation, and water supply requirements for construction of a 30,000 mT Atlantic salmon facility using recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology; from 10 candidate sites, a northern CA coastal location was selected and work, thereafter, included Phases 1 & 2 environmental investigations to characterize property conditions and negotiate re-purposing of the brownfield property [2018, US-CA]
  • Research and delivery of a US market assessment report to the Trade Council within the Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs describing current market conditions and business opportunities for Danish companies seeking to enter the US land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) market for purposes of providing equipment, technology and operational support [2019-2020, US-WDC]


Oil Spill Risk Assessment & Preparedness
  • Assistance to the technical team responsible for preparing an oil spill consequence analysis for offshore western Greenland under Work Package 5 in the Integrated Oil Spill Response Actions and Environmental Effects (GRACE) Project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. [2018-2019; Denmark]
  • Development of a decision-support framework using net environmental benefits analysis (NEBA) to predict the environmental consequences of oil spills and oil spill response involving subsea dispersant use in deep water in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Work was funded by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and involved periodic consultation with Gulf Coast state and federal government agencies [2014-2017; US-Gulf Coast]
  • Directed a team of marine ecologists, oil spill modelers and ecotoxicologists with expertise in the fate and behavior of crude oil in cold climates and Arctic ecosystems to develop a knowledge sharing tool useful to decision-support frameworks using net environmental benefits analysis (NEBA) to predict the environmental consequences of oil spills and oil spill response technologies at different times of years and ice conditions in the Arctic environment. Work was funded by International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) Arctic Oil Spill Response Technology Joint Industry Program (JIP). [2015-2017; US-Arctic]
  • Three-year study of baseline environmental and ecological conditions in the northern Gulf of Mexico prior to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill involving collaboration with a co-leader from Rice University, Dr. Herb Ward, and experts from ca. 25 US Gulf Coast universities with expertise in different aspects of the Gulf Coast’s aquatic ecosystem. Results were published in a 2-volume book by Springer Publishing [2011–2015; US-Gulf Coast]
  • Assessment of the state of knowledge regarding the effects on aquatic biota and habitats associated with the use of different oil dispersants to mitigate crude oil spills in the marine environment. This work was used to support post-spill monitoring strategies in the northern Gulf of Mexico. [2011; US]



Technical Peer-Review
  • Preparation of a critical review for Murray Energy Corporation and the National Mining Industry for submission to the US Department of Interior’s Public Docket critiquing the technical foundation for US DOI’s proposed revised “Stream Protection Rule” [2015]
  • Member of the ECETOC science review panel examining the state of the science on species sensitivity distributions (SSDs) and their use in environmental protection and management of chemicals [2013- 2014]
  • Preparation of a critical review for the EPA Science Advisory Board addressing the technical foundation of physical, chemical hydrological, and biological arguments contained in the U.S. EPA Draft Science Report, “Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence” [2013]
  • Preparation of a critical review for the EPA Science Advisory Board critiquing the “Compilation and Analysis of a Federal and State Groundwater Classification Systems” [2013]
  • Preparation of a critical review for The Pebble Partnership for submission to the US EPA Public Docket critiquing the technical foundation of US EPA’s “404(c) Bristol Bay Assessment Draft Report” [2012]
  • Preparation of a critical review for the Chlorine Chemistry Council for submission to the US EPA Public Docket that frames the scientific debate presented in public comments submitted to the US EPA public docket that are both supportive and critical of US EPA’s proposed “Draft Interim Preliminary Remediation Goals (PRGs) for Dioxins in Soil” [2009]
  • Preparation of a critical review for Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), under contract to the U.S. EPA as part of participation in an external peer review of US EPA’s AQUATOX Release 3 ecotoxicology database; a time variable ecosystem model and database with the ability to simulate the fate and effects of various environmental stressors in aquatic ecosystems [2008]
  • Preparation of a critical review for the National Research Council (NRC), Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology pertaining to the draft report entitled, “Assessing the Effectiveness of Dredging at Superfund Megasites” [2007]
  • Member and U.S. delegate to the European Commission collaborative action, RISKBRIDGE, charged with review of risk issues associated with sediment management facing different EU member states [2007-2009]
  • Member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scientific peer-review panel charged with technical review of the U.S. ACE Environmental Research & Development Center environmental assessment of direct, intermediate, and long-term environmental consequences stemming from flooding of greater New Orleans, Louisiana, metropolitan area during and after Hurricane Katrina; work contained in April 2006 report titled “Task 9 Environmental Subtask Technical Appendix” [2006]
  • Member of the U.S. EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) scientific peer review panel charged with technical review of the scientific and technical merits of the draft NCEA 2004 report titled, “Levels of Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins, Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans, PCBs and Mercury in Rural Soils of the U.S.” [2005]
  • Preparation of a critical review for Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), under contract to the U.S. EPA as part of participation in a scientific peer review panel convened to review the US EPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) pilot survey of the levels of dioxins, PCBs, and mercury in rural soils entitled, “Levels of Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins, Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans, PCBs and Mercury in Rural Soils of the U.S” [2005]
  • Chairperson of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers & U.S. EPA Region 9 scientific peer review panel charged with review of chemical environmental fate for different dredged material disposal options at the Port of Moss Landing, CA; work contained in the draft 2003 report titled, “Evaluation of Environmental Risks and Remedy Alternatives at the Port of Moss Landing, CA” [2004]
  • Preparation of a critical review for Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), under contract to the U.S. EPA as part of participation in a scientific peer review panel to review US EPA Region 2’s proposed “Guidance for Evaluation of the Suitability of Dredged Material for Ocean Disposal in US EPA Region 2” [2002]
  • Member of the U.S. EPA Region 2 scientific peer review panel charged with technical review of the ecological merits of the bioaccumulation testing evaluation framework proposed to address dioxins and other contaminants in dredged materials as part of the “Framework for Assessing the Suitability of Dredged Material to be Placed at the Historic Area Remediation Site (HARS) – Human Health Evaluation” [2002-2003]
  • Member of the U.S. EPA Region 2 scientific peer review panel charged with technical review of the human health consequences of the bioaccumulation testing evaluation framework proposed to address dioxins and other contaminants in dredged materials as part of the “Framework for Assessing the Suitability of Dredged Material to be Placed at the Historic Area Remediation Site (HARS) – Human Health Evaluation” [2002]
  • Preparation of a critical review for The Triazine Network for submission to the US EPA Public Docket critiquing US EPA’s Environmental Fate and Effects Division (EFED) “Ecological Risk Assessment for Atrazine” [2001]
  • Preparation of a critical review for The Triazine Network for submission to the US EPA Public Docket and pertaining to US EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) “Preliminary Cumulative Risk Assessment of the Organophosphorus Pesticides” [2001]

Litigation Support
  • RCF Management LLC & Resource Capital Fund VI LP v. Illinois Union Insurance Company & Steadfast Insurance Company, ICDR Case No. 01-20-0000-2003; Arbitration Pursuant to the International Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. (2021 active) - Testifying expert.
  • Martha Custer, et al. v. Cerro Flow Products, Inc., et al., Case No. 09-L-295, and all companion cases, including Case Nos.: 09-L-309, 09-L-527, 09-L-546, 09-L-571, 09-L-657, 09-L-659, 09-L-665, 14-L- 353, 14-L-377, 14-L-421, 14-L-425, 14-L-426, and 14-L-447; US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. (2019 completed) - Technical expert support.
  • Albert Stewart, Norma Jean Simms, Ruby Dee Irons, et al. v. Cerro Flow Products LLC, et al. St Clair County (Illinois) Circuit Court Case No. 09-L-527; 09-L-657; and 09-L-424. (2019 completed) - Technical expert support.
  • Eilat-Ashkelon Oil Company v. Zadol Levy Pirsk et al. & Yoel Hadida et al.; class action claims filed in District Court of Beer-Sheba (#46483-12-14) and District Court of Jerusalem (#49319-12-14), Israel. Expert Report and Testimony titled: “Evaluation of the Possibility for Environmental Damages from the Petroleum Pipeline Accident in the Evrona Nature Reserve and Surrounding Communities”. 2015- 2016. (2016 completed) – Technical expert support.
  • V.L.Anderson, et al. v. Cerro Flow Products Inc., Pharmacia Corporation, Pharmacia & Upjohn Co, LLC, Solutia Inc., Monsanto Co., Pfizer Inc. and Monsanto AG Products LLC; St Clair County (Illinois) Circuit Court Case No. 09-L-73. 2014-2015. (2015 completed) - Technical expert support.
  • ENI/Syndial v. Court of Sassari, Sardinia Italy; criminal proceeding n. 3684/11 PM and n. 1441/12 GIP against C. Alberto et al.; P.P. n. 1441/12 GIP - 3684/11 PM UDIENZA DEL 01 LUGLIO 2013. Deposition, Expert Report and Testimony titled: “Evaluation of the Possibility for Environmental Damages in the Darsena”. 2012-2015 (2015 completed) - Testifying expert.
  • Gary and Kathy Henry, et al. v. The Dow Chemical Company; State of Michigan Circuit Court, Saginaw County, Michigan. Case No. 03-47775-NZ-5. 2009-2013. (2013 completed) - Technical expert support.
  • Emhart Industries, Inc. v. New England Container Company, Inc., et al.; U.S. District Court for the State of Rhode Island. C.A. No. 06-2185. 2009-10. Expert Report titled: “Expert Opinion of R.J. Wenning Regarding Field of Environmental Forensics and Sources of PCDD/Fs in the Environment”. (2010 completed) - Technical expert support.
  • Interfaith Community Organization v. Honeywell International, Inc.; U.S. District Court for the State of New Jersey. 263 F. Supp. 2d 796 (F.NJ 2003), affirmed, 399 F. 3d 248 (3d Cir), certiorari denied, 125 S. Ct. 2951 (2005) and Hackensack Riverkeeper v. Honeywell International, Inc.; U.S. District Court for the State of New Jersey. Civ. No. 06-022 (DMC). Several river investigations, risk assessments, and remediation reports submitted to Court-appointed Special Master. 2004-2008. (2008 completed). - Technical expert support.
  • Rhone-Poulenc, Inc. v. Gould Electronics, Inc.; U. S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Case No. 3:98-cv-02871-TEH / WL 704420 (N.D. Cal 1998). Deposition and Expert Report, titled: “PCDD/PCDF sources in landfill waste at the Gould Battery Superfund site”. (1998 completed). - Technical expert support.

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CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Environmental Management / Ecology, Duke University, 1987
  • B.S., Environmental Science, University of Denver, 1985

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