From: Wetlands Club [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sharlynn Sweeney
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 10:57 AM
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Subject: Reminder: Water, Wetlands and Watersheds Seminar WEDNESDAY
Tomorrow...Wed., Phelps Lab, 11:45am:
*/Resolving sustainability at the lot, block and neighborhood level/**//* Ron Chandler, Associate in Research, Environmental Scientist, The Water Atlas, USF
Bio from http://www.arch.usf.edu/faculty/detail/ron_chandler/ :
RON CHANDLER, Associate in Research at the Florida Center for Community Design and Research, has investigated surface and groundwater quality and hydrology in freshwater and near-coastal systems; wastewater treatment; the development of alternative agriculture, and sustainable land and water use practices for twenty-eight years.
His research interests include the integration of spatial, parametric, and socioeconomic data -- for resource concurrent mapping and planning for the development and implementation of sustainable land and water use practices, urban renewal and endangered species conservation. He has provided market assessment, business development guidance and scientific research and development for submersible water chemistry monitoring and remote sensing systems.
He is principle investigator for five Water Atlas projects: Lake County, Orange County, Polk County, Seminole County and Volusia County. The Water Atlas is an interactive website providing comprehensive water quality, hydrologic, and ecological data and information that enables citizens, communities, scientists, and resource managers to make responsible decisions about natural resource utilization and environmental impacts. He serves on the University of Florida/IFAS regional Sustainability Working Group.
Chandler is Co-founder and President of Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant, a 501(c)3 organization working in southeast Asia specializing in conservation and restoration of Asian elephant habitant, through sustainability education, and design, implementation and maintenance of sustainable alternative agriculture and alternative economic development.
Chandler earned a Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Biology & Wildlife Science from Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas, and a Master of Science in Limnology & Aquatic Chemistry from Southwest Texas State University.
Water Atlas website: http://www.wateratlas.usf.edu/