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Joseph C. Greene biography

Research Biologist
33180 Dorset Lane
Philomath, OR, USA

Summary of Experience

Over 30-years of national and international professional experience, including consulting, research and teaching, for both government regulatory agencies and industry. Activities included: project management; contract administration; experimental design; preparation of research reports and technical documents; laboratory supervision; statistical analysis of research data; computer simulation; development and application of biological methods; and, performance of algal growth potential and aquatic and terrestrial toxicity tests.

Consulting experience included assessment of nutrient pollution in freshwater canals and rivers, assessment of heavy metals toxicity from mining activities and paint stripping, investigation of toxicity and bioaccumulation in soils at a military facility, evaluation of water soluble toxicants at Superfund sites, and assessment of algal toxicity from textile dyes.

Research activities included: establishment of an ecotoxicology laboratory at Oregon State University, development of a biological-physical protocol for measuring potential toxicity of highway construction materials; development of internationally standardized test methods (aquatic algae and macroinvertebrates and terrestrial plants and invertebrates); Chairman of testing committees for the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Standard Methods; platform chairman for several international symposium, workshops, and congresses; and, invited speaker to numerous national and international professional scientific meetings.

Teaching experience included: a number of short courses and workshops, on performance of algal growth potential tests and interpretation of results, across the nation; a workshop on environmental analysis techniques in Europe; a workshop on complex problems with point and non-point sources of water contamination for the U.S. Department of the Interior; and, an environmental engineering graduate seminar on toxicity testing for engineering applications.

Employed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon from June 1969 to June 2002. Held a courtesy faculty appointment at Oregon State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 1990-1997. Retired from the U.S. EPA in June of 2002.




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