The Puget Sound Institute is pleased to welcome three new researchers to the Center for Urban Waters this fall.
Dr. Marc Mangel is a Distinguished Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at UC Santa Cruz, and will be joining the Center for Urban Waters as a Visiting Scientist. For more than 30 years Professor Mangel has developed innovative approaches to quantitative ecological research, and his work strongly influences the understanding and management of marine resources. At Urban Waters, Marc will collaborate with Puget Sound Institute scientists to explore population dynamics of Puget Sound forage fish and will contribute his considerable expertise as UW Tacoma grows our math and science programs.
Dr. Richard Anderson is an environmental systems analyst, trained to use risk and decision analysis, and engineering and systems modeling to address problems involving environmental and watershed management. He holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University, and has served as an assistant professor at Duke University, and a staff staff scientist in the Risk and Decision Sciences Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA. He joined the Puget Sound Institute at University of Washington Tacoma as a Research Scientist in July 2012, where he is helping to enhance the role of environmental decision analysis in restoration of the Puget Sound, Washington.
Dr. Kelly Biedenweg is a postdoctoral scholar through Stanford University and a Visiting Scientist at the Puget Sound Institute. She has a PhD in the human dimensions of natural resource management and over the next three years will be working with PSI, the Hood Canal Coordinating Council, The Nature Conservancy, the USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station and the Natural Capital Project to explore systematic methods for incorporating social and cultural values into ecosystem-based management planning. She is the recipient of the Science Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) fellowship from the National Science Foundation, which supports her postdoctoral work at the Natural Capital Project. More about her prior work can be found at www.kellybiedenweg.com.