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 02 July 2020. 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
4AmyGiannottiamy@aquastemconsulting.comAquatic plant and algae management
Shoreline restoration
Nutrient sources and remediation
Top-down vs. bottom-up controls
Stormwater and watershed management
Educational outreach, public relations, and stakeholder negotiations
Communicating scientific info to the public
5DavidAustindavid.austin@ch2m.comCyanobacteria & toxicity
Algal bloom prevention & control
Drinking water supply
5PeterBerrinipberrini@comcast.netLake dredging
Sediment management
5ErikByeebye@sehinc.comAlgal bloom prevention and control
Nutrient sources and reduction
Watershed land use and BMP design
5RonaldFrenchronald.french@greatlakesecological.comSediment quality
Watershed land use and non-point source control
Lake monitoring and sampling
5SandyKubillusskubillus@ilmenvironments.comWater quality testing for nutrients
Dredging feasibility
Lake mapping
Shoreline stabilization
5DendyLoftondlofton@limno.comAquatic biogeochemistry
Nutrient cycling
Organic matter degradation in lake sediments
Shallow lakes
Water quality sampling
Lake associations
5MoriyaRufermrufer@houstoneng.comLake protection
Shoreline protection
Watershed planning
Watershed land use and non-point source pollutant control
Lentic invertebrates (including Chironomidae)
5AnnSt. Amandastamand@phycotech.comAlgal identification
Cyanobacteria & toxicity
Algal bloom prevention & control
Shoreline protection
Landscaping for improving water quality
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
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
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