Paul Anderson

Senior Scientist


Mr. Anderson holds a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota, and a M.S. degree in Aquatic Ecology from Kent State University.  He currently works as a Senior Scientist with the ecological services division of EnviroScience, Inc.  Mr. Anderson has over 30 years of professional experience including 18 years of experience as a field biologist with the Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water.  He has coordinated and implemented numerous projects relating to the study of biological conditions, water and sediment quality, and habitat integrity of aquatic resources.  While at Ohio EPA, Mr. Anderson assessed streams and inland lakes to determine attainment of chemical and biological water quality criteria.  He also developed plans to preserve and protect aquatic resources through the preparation of integrated water quality and Total Maximum Daily Load reports.  Mr. Anderson was a team member in the development of protocols to establish the Ohio EPA nearshore Lake Erie monitoring program currently being conducted by Ohio EPA through a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant from U.S. EPA.  He was also active in water quality assessment, remedial projects, and habitat improvement projects for the Black River and the Ashtabula River Great Lakes Areas of Concern.  Mr. Anderson and his colleagues at Ohio EPA developed an aquatic life use classification system and evaluation protocols for Primary Headwater Habitat stream ecosystems.  He also worked to develop a statewide protocol for the evaluation of stream mitigation requirements related to 401 Water Quality Certifications for stream and Lake Erie estuary impacts in Ohio for incorporation into the Ohio water quality standards.  Mr. Anderson is an Ohio EPA QDC  Trainer for Level 3 Fish Community Biology (All Methods) and for Level 3 Stream and Habitat Assessment (QHEI Only).

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