Subject Matter Experts

As certified members of NALMS, our subject matter experts have demonstrated a high level of education, training, and commitment to furthering the science and protection of lakes. These individuals are committed to speaking on a variety of topics without a motive for financial or other personal gain.

This list was approved by the NALMS Board of Directors on 07 June 2018.¬†Tasks for our SME’s may include: responding to media questions; replying to “hot topics” in the news or on social media; writing articles; hosting webinars; or responding to general inquiries.

RegionFirst NameLast NameEmailAreas of Expertise
1KenWagnerkjwagner@charter.netIn-lake management techniques for algae & rooted plants
Lake management
2WillardHarmanwillard.harman@oneonta.eduIdentifying pearly fresh-water mussels & fresh-water snails
4MichaelChimneymchimney@sfwmd.govTreatment wetlands
5DavidAustindavid.austin@ch2m.comCyanobacteria & toxicity
Algal bloom prevention & control
Drinking water supply
5PeterBerrinipberrini@comcast.netLake dredging
Sediment management
5JoeBischoffjbischoff@wenck.comInternal phosphorus loading
Sediment phosphorus inactivation (alum, iron, and other products)
Shallow lake management
Watershed management
5SandyKubillusskubillus@ilmenvironments.comWater quality testing for nutrients
Dredging feasibility
Lake mapping
Shoreline stabilization
5DickOsgooddick@dickosgood.comAlgal bloom prevention & control
Rooted aquatic plant biology & control
Nutrient sources & reduction
Sediment quality
Watershed land use & non-point source pollutant control
5AnnSt. Amandastamand@phycotech.comAlgal identification
Cyanobacteria & toxicity
Algal bloom prevention & control
Shoreline protection
Landscaping for improving water quality
Watershed land use
Public communication
Shoreline protection
Diatoms as environmental indicators
Didymosphenia geminata
Odontella laevis
Thermal impact analysis, 316(a/b)
NPDES Permitting
Whole effluent toxicity testing
8KellyDiNatalekelly@dinatalewater.comDrinking water supply and treatment issues
Lake and reservoir management
Development of water quality monitoring programs
Watershed nutrient loading studies
Hydrologic modeling
Federal permitting and regulatory compliance sources & reduction
Carp Removal
Watershed Management
Lake Monitoring
9SeyoumGebremariamsgebremariam@mwdh2o.comManaging lakes used for drinking water supply
Algal bloom control & management
Hydrodynamic & water quality modeling
9EliKershekersh@elimnology.comAlgal bloom prevention & control
Rooted aquatic plant biology & control
Shoreline protection
9StephenMcCordsam@mccenv.comNutrient sources & reduction
Watershed land use & non-point source pollutant control
Lake chemistry monitoring & control
Mercury cycling
9PatrickSimmsgeigerpat@dwiwater.comHAB mitigation & treatment
Suspended solide resolution
Aquatic invasive species
Any topics related to algae
Hydropower & water quality
Fisheries & water quality
10TerryMcNabbtmcnabb@aquatechnex.comAquatic plant management
Invasive species aquatic species management
Toxic algae bloom detection & control
Phosphorus sequestration
11BrianGinnb.ginn@lsrca.on.caDiatom identification
Macrophyte ecology
Public perception
Nutriest (phosphorus) sources & reduction
Benthic invertebrates
Invasive mussels (zebra and quagga)
Biological responses to environmental changes