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(Qualifications for membership are given in the CIW By-Laws)

EDWARD AGUADO
PROFESSOR AND CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Climatology and hydrology; precipitation and runoff in the western United States; latitudinal and spatial patterns of snow accumulation and melt, andthe temporal routing of runoff; hydrologic issues in the Sierra Nevada.
Telephone: 619-594-5930, Fax: 619-594-4938, Email: aguado@mail.sdsu.edu

STEVEN B. BARLOW
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, ELECTRON MICROSCOPE FACILITY, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Ultrastructure and systematics of flagellated algae; microtubule structure and function; electron microscopy of Salton Sea algae and invertebrates.
Telephone: 619-594-4523, Fax: 619-594-5676, Email: sbarlow@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

ELLEN T. BAUDER
LECTURER AND RESEARCH PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Plant ecology, rare plants-especially edaphic and temporary wetlands specialists, vernal pools, effects of exotic plants on natives, conservation and restoration ecology.
Telephone: 619-594-5032, Fax: 619-594-5676, Email: ebauder@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

KATHE BERTINE
PROFESSOR AND CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Geochemistry; assessment of sedimentation rates in and metal pollution history of lagoons, offshore basins, and reservoirs; selenium in Imperial Valley groundwaters.
Telephone: 619-594-6269, Fax: 619-594-4372, Email: kbertine@geology.sdsu.edu

ANDREW J. BOHONAK
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Population genetics, dispersal and population ecology of freshwater invertebrates, particularly crustaceans and water mites.
Telephone: 619-594-0414, Fax: 619-594-0712, Email: bohonak@sciences.sdsu.edu

RICHARD WEISS BIZZOCO
PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research interests: Physiological ecology of hot spring organisms, particularly those in acid hot springs; fertilization and water balance in green algae.
Telephone: 619-594-5396, Fax: 619-594-5676, Email: rbizzoco@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

HOWARD H. CHANG
PROFESSOR OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Water resources engineering relating to hydrology, river hydraulics,sedimentation and erosion; development computer programs, including the FLUVIAL-12 program for river sedimentation.
Telephone: 619-594-6380, Fax: 619-594-6005, Email: changh@mail.sdsu.edu

LO-CHAI CHEN
PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Ichthyology and aquaculture; systematics and zoogeography of scorpanenid fishes; mechanisms of growth control in fishes, diel variations in fish physiological processes, and salinity acclimation; Chinese aquaculture.
Telephone: 619-594-5360, Fax: 619-594-5676, Email: lchen@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

NORRIS C. CLEMENT
PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: International and development economics, especially in Latin America; political economy of the U.S.-Mexico border region; development of integrated, inter-regional economic models of Southern California and Baja California.
Telephone: 619-594-5860, Fax: 619-594-5062, Email: nclement@mail.sdsu.edu

BARRY COSTA-PIERCE
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, AND GULF COAST RESEARCH LABORATORY, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Research interests: Biology, ecology, and population dynamics of fishes, esp. of the family Cichlidae; environmental impacts of introduced fishes; fisheries/aquaculture of cichlid fishes worldwide; environmental impacts of introduced Cichlidae in Africa and the Pacific and aquaculture of theses fishes worldwide.
Email: b.costapierce@usm.edu

ANN DE PEYSTER
PROFESSOR, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: General toxicology; environmental health and risk assessment; chemical effects on mammalian reproduction and their underlying mechanisms of action; assessment of excess morbidity and mortality in tortoise and pelican populations.
Telephone: 619-594-3690, Fax: 714-824-3571, Email: adepeyst@mail.sdsu.edu.

DOUGLAS H. DEUTSCHMAN
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Mathematical ecology; relation of large-scale forest ecosystem behavior to the detailed interactions among individuals of many species; integration of field studies with detailed, data-defined simulation models; stream ecology.
Telephone: 619-594-5391, Fax: 619-594-5676, Email: doug@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

DEBORAH M. DEXTER
PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Marine invertebrate ecology, sandy beach community ecology, ecology of the Salton Sea.
Telephone: 619-594-6379, Fax: 619-594-5676, Email: ddexter@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

THOMAS A. EBERT
PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Population biology; evolution of life histories of animals and plants; application of demographic analysis and models to the development of management plans for fisheries and conservation of endangered species; marine invertebrates, desert and tundra vegation, and the biota of vernal pools.
Telephone: 619-594-5965, Fax: 619-594-5676, Email: tebert@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

ERIC FROST
PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND DIRECTOR, CENTRAL ASIA RESEARCH AND REMEDIATION EXCHANGE, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Structural geology; geometry and knematics of regional, low-angle extensional faults, or detachment faults; use of remote sensing and geographic information systems to produce 3-D visualizations of regional geology; tectonic reconstruction of Salton Trough in relation to historical levels of Salton Sea; environmental assessment and remediation in Central Asia, especially the Aral Sea region. distance learning.
Telephone: 619-594-5003, Fax: 619-594-4372, Email: frost@imagine.sdsu.edu

PAUL GANSTER
DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL STUDIES OF THE CALIFORNIAS, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research interests: Sustainable development, environment and public policy in the U.S.-Mexican border region; environmental issues in world border regions.
Telephone: 619-594-5423, Fax: 619-594-5474, Email: pganster@sciences.sdsu.edu

RICHARD M. GERSBERG
PROFESSOR AND HEAD, DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment, bioremediation, risk assessment of toxics in the aquatic environment, and microbial water quality.
Telephone: 619-594-2905, Fax: 619-594-6112, Email: rgersber@mail.sdsu.edu

MARIA REFUGIO GONZÁLEZ E.
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, AND POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIÓN CIENTIFÍCA Y DE EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR DE ENSENADA (CICESE), BAJA CALIFORNIA
Research Interests: Limnology and oceanography; ecology of phytoplankton in marine, estuarine and inland water environments; ecology of the Salton Sea, Laguna Salada and other waterbodies of the Salton Basin and Lower Colorado delta; effects of salinity and fish grazing on algal populations.
Telephone: 52-617-45050 ext. 24277, Fax: 52-617-45154, Email: mgonza@cicese.mx

MIRAT D._GUROL
BLASKER PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Water pollution control; chemistry of water quality; chemical oxidation forremoval of toxic chemicals from water, air, sediments and soil; development of innovative technologies for pollution control, reuse/recycle, and water and waste treatment.
Telephone: 619-594-0391, Fax: 619-594-8078, Email: mgurol@mail.sdsu.edu

BARBARA B. HEMMINGSEN
PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, DIRECTOR, APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Microbial ecology of soil, marine and freshwater bacteria with emphasis on those of importance in the bioremediation of petroleum and cyanide contaminated sites.
Telephone: 619-594-6275, Fax: 619 594-5676, Email: bhemming@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

ALLEN S. HOPE
PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY AND CO-DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR EARTH SYSTEMS ANALYSIS RESEARCH (CESAR), COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Biophysical remote sensing for environmental monitoring, surface energybalance and carbon flux models. Hydrologic modeling of arid and semi-arid watersheds using remote sensing and geographic information systems.
Telephone: 619-594-2777, Fax: 619-594-4938, Email: hope1@mail.sdsu.edu

MELODY J. HUNT
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Fate and transport of organic contaminants; biodegradtion; bioavailibity; biostimulation; evaluation of techniques to measure in situ fate and transport; eutrophication in freshwater and estarine environments; engineered treatment technologies utilizing natural systems.
Telephone: 619-594-0137, Fax: 619-594-8078, Email: mjhunt@mail.sdsu.edu

DAVID HUNTLEY
PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Groundwater hydrology; distribution and movement of light, non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) contaminants in the subsurface; effects of geologic heterogeneities on solute movement in fractured crystalline rock; evaluation of groundwater recharge in desert environments.
Telephone: 619-594-5483, Fax: 619-594-4372, Email: dhuntley@geology.sdsu.edu

STUART H. HURLBERT
PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY AND DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR INLAND WATERS, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research interests: limnology, effects of salinity, nutrients, and fish on lake ecosystems, restoration of Salton Sea, lakes of the Central Andes, biostatistics
Telephone: 619-594-5409, Fax: 619-594-5676, Email: shurlbert@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

JOSEPH R. JEHL, JR.
SENIOR RESEARCH BIOLOGIST, HUBBS-SEA WORLD RESEARCH INSTITUTE, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY.
Research interests: Biology, ecology, physiology, population dynamics of birds at hypersaline lakes of western United States; 18 years of research at Great Salt Lake and Mono Lake.
Telephone: 619-226-3870, Fax: 619-226-3944, Email: jjehl@hubbs.sdsu.edu

ALAN E. KILPATRICK
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Environmental impacts on indigenous groups living in U.S.- Mexico Border region.
Telephone: 619-594-1679, Email: akilpatr@mail.sdsu.edu

BORIS KUPERMAN
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Parasitology of fish, crustacean and mollusks from freshwater and saline water-bodies. Ecology and functional morphology of parasites, and using them as bioindicators of water quality, parasitic diseases; ultrastucture of Salton Sea invertebrates.
Telephone: 619-594-0356, Fax: 619-594-5676, Email: kuperman@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

VICTORIA MATEY
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Aquatic toxicology, fish physiology, functional morphology; effects of salinity, heavy metals, pesticides, and low pH on the respiration, osmoregulation, behavior, and ultrastructure of fish and invertebrates.
Telephone: 619-594-0356, Fax: 619-594-5676, Email: kuperman@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

JAMES L. MUELLER
RESEARCH PROFESSOR, CENTER FOR HYDRO-OPTICS AND REMOTE SENSING (CHORS) AND DEPARTMENT OF BHYSICS, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Physical oceanography; measurement of the spectral reflectance of natural waters (ocean color) both remotely from space and in situ; relation of spectral reflectance to the optical properties of water, suspended particles including algae, and colored dissolved materials.
Telephone: 619-594-2241, Fax: 619-594-8670, Email: jmueller@chors.sdsu.edu

VICTOR MIGUEL PONCE
PROFESSOR OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests:Surface water, computational, and environmental hydrology; assessment of waterway projects in Brazil; modeling of Salton Sea salinity and water level.
Telephone: 619-594-6070, Fax; 619-594-8078, Email: ponce@kahuna.sdsu.edu

PHILIP R. PRYDE
PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Policy and management issues regarding protected natural areas; water resources and riparian zone conservation in the arid Southwest; land use planning and endangered species protection in California; environmental issues in the Former Soviet Republics.
Telephone: 619-594-5525, Fax: 619-594-4938, Email: ppryde@mail.sdsu.edu

RALF RIEDEL
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY AND GULF COAST RESEARCH LABORATORY, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Research Interests: Ecology of the Salton Sea fishery, effects of fisheries on ecosystems, current fishing practices, and fishing consequences detrimental to salt systems.
Email: ralf.riedel@usm.edu

SERGIO J. REY
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Regional socioeconomic modeling, spatial econometrics and statistics, regional and urban economics
Telephone: 619-594-8029, Fax: 619-594-4938, Email: serge@rohan.sdsu.edu

DOUGLAS A. STOW
PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY AND CO-DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR EARTH SYSTEMS ANALYSIS RESEARCH (CESAR), COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: remote sensing and GIS to study coastal wetlands, riparian restoration sites and Mediterranean ecosystems.
Telephone: 619-594-5498, Fax: 619-594-4938, Email: stow@sdsu.edu

MARK A. THAYER
PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS,COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Environmental economics; estimation of the economic value that society places on environmental outcomes; integration of environmental values into decision making at the state and federal level; valuation of air quality and estimation of damage caused by air pollution.
Telephone: 619-594-5510, Fax: 619-594-5062, Email: mthayer@mail.sdsu.edu

KATHRYN W. THORBJARNARSON
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES, COLLEGE OF SCIENCESSAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: Hydrogeology; field assessments of contaminant transport through surface-and groundwater systems using computer modeling and simulations; hydrologic assessment of wetland sites with particular emphasis on groundwater contributions.
Telephone: 619-594-1392, Fax: 619-594-4372, Email: thorbjar@geology.sdsu.edu.

CHARLES C. TREES
RESEARCH PROFESSOR, CENTER FOR HYDRO-OPTICS AND REMOTE SENSING (CHORS) AND DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research interests: bio-optical oceanography, with a focus on biological processes related to the distribution of phytoplankton and the vertical distribution of light in the water column.
Telephone: 619-594-2241, Fax: 619-594-8670, Email: ctrees@chors.sdsu.edu

MICHAEL D. WHITE
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF SCIENCES, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY; MANAGER, AQUATIC SCIENCES GROUP, OGDEN ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY SERVICES CO., INC.
Research interests: areas of limnology and riparian ecology, watershed management, endangered species management and compliance, and environmental restoration.
Telephone: 619-458-9044, Fax: 619-458-0943, Email: mdwhite@oees.com

RICHARD D. WRIGHT
PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY AND CO-DIRECTOR, OF THE CENTER FOR EARTH SYSTEMS ANALYSIS RESEARCH (CESAR), COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Research Interests: geographic information systems and automated cartography; use of GIS in land use modeling and sensitive lands monitoring; and database development in the Salton Sea and U.S.- Mexico border regions.
Telephone: 619-594-5466, Fax: 619-594-4938, Email: wright@typhoon.sdsu.edu

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