Andrew McQueen

Andrew McQueenRESEARCH BIOLOGIST Email: Dr. McQueen serves on the Risk Integration Team where he focuses on risk assessment and management of dredged material and invasive species, understanding fate and effects of chemical, physical, and biological exposures, and investigating ways in which sustainable environmental, social, and economic benefits can be incorporated into navigation and port […]

Safra Altman

Dr. Safra Altman, PhDRESEARCH ECOLOGIST Email: Safra Altman serves as the lead for the ERDC Environmental Laboratory’s Coastal Ecology team. The team uses creative scientific approaches and quantitative methods to develop tools for environmental restoration, environmentally sound dredging practices and use of dredged material, dune management, and management of threatened and endangered species. Dr. […]

Julie Beagle

Julie BeagleENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING SECTION CHIEF, USACE SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT (SPN) Email: Julie Beagle is the Environmental Planning Section Chief for the USACE San Francisco District (SPN). She brings a focus on integrating nature-based approaches into USACE studies, projects, operations, and actions across all business lines. She is the environmental technical lead on several projects, […]

Nathan R. Beane

Dr. Nathan R. Beane, PhDRESEARCH FORESTER Email: Dr. Nathan Beane is the leading Research Forester within the U.S. Army ERDC where he has served since 2011.  Dr. Beane’s research supports civil and military projects in a variety of landscapes ranging from evaluating forest regeneration in the Florida Everglades to developing management frameworks for tundra […]

Jacob Berkowitz

Dr. Jacob Berkowitz, PhD, PWS, CPSSRESEARCH SOIL SCIENTIST Email: Dr. Jacob Berkowitz is the Environmental Laboratory team leader for wetlands research focusing on ecological assessment and restoration, soil biogeochemistry, and the improvement of approaches to wetland management. Additionally, Dr. Berkowitz serves as an adjunct professor at Louisiana State University and the University of South […]

Lauren Bosche

Lauren BoscheRESEARCH PHYSICAL SCIENTIST Email: In her work with the Cold Regions work unit of the EWN program, Lauren Bosche analyzes geospatial and remote sensing data at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory’s Alaska Research Office (CRREL-AKRO) in Fairbanks. Prior to her move to Alaska, Lauren worked as a Hazard Mitigation and Resiliency […]

E. Michelle Bourne

E. Michelle Bourne, MSRESEARCH PHYSICAL SCIENTIST Email: Michelle Bourne joined the Environmental Laboratory as a Research Physical Scientist in 2008, during which time she earned her Master of Science degree with a major in Soil and Water Science. Enthusiastic about environmental restoration, Mrs. Bourne conducts human health and ecological risk assessments using qualitative and […]

Brandon Boyd

Dr. Brandon Boyd, PhDRESEARCH PHYSICAL SCIENTIST Email: Dr. Brandon Boyd’s research is focused on physical and biological processes in coastal marshes and how those marshes connect with estuary or coastal systems. Current projects include determining how vertical accretion in restored wetlands may differ from their natural neighbors and designing marsh restorations with balance between […]

Edward Brauer

Edward Joseph Brauer, P.E.SENIOR HYDRAULIC ENGINEER FOR THE USACE ST. LOUIS DICTRICT (MVS) Email: Edward Brauer is a senior hydraulic engineer in the USACE St. Louis District (MVS) and regional technical specialist in river engineering for the Mississippi Valley Division. He has 19 years of project experience, which includes navigation; environmental restoration; research on […]

Katherine Brutsché

Dr. Katherine E. Brutsché, PhDASSOCIATE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, NAVIGATION PROGRAM MANAGER, NATIONAL REGIONAL SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Email: Dr. Katherine Brutsché is a Coastal Geologist with the USACE Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory. As the Deputy Program Manager, National Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Program, she assists the Program Manager in working with USACE Research, Development, and Technology […]