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17 March 2016
Volume 17 Issue 2
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Senior Resource Group Member Spotlight: Ralph Stahl Jr

Matt Moore, SETAC North America Senior Resource Group

Ralph Stahl JrThis month, the Senior Resource Group highlights the accomplishments and career of Ralph Stahl Jr., who currently serves as a Technical Fellow in DuPont’s Corporate Remediation Group, which manages remediation activities globally. A native of Houston, Texas, Stahl received his B.S. in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University (cum laude), his M.S. in Biology from Texas A&M University, and his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Toxicology from the University of Texas, School of Public Health. His M.S. work focused on the fate and effects of PCBs in biota of Galveston Bay, Texas, and his Ph.D. on the environmental effects of coal-fired utilities in Texas. He has participated in a number of oceanographic investigations in the Gulf of Mexico, North Pacific Ocean and the North Atlantic.

After receiving his Ph.D., Stahl was a NIEHS postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington before joining the DuPont Company in 1984. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and has served on a variety of national committees including the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council panel on the Deepwater Horizon Spill, the U.S. Department of Interior Federal Advisory Committee Act Committee on Natural Resource Damages, and as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, subcommittee on Clean Air Act Compliance.

Stahl has been active in SETAC over the past 25 years and served on the Organizing Committee for the 2nd SETAC World Congress in 1995, the Ecological Risk Assessment Advisory Group and on the editorial boards of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. He was instrumental in organizing a multi-year environmental research program at the American Chemistry Council, which provided funding through SETAC for individuals in academia just beginning their careers. Stahl participated in his first SETAC Pellston Workshop® in 1993, and he has since participated in, organized or chaired multiple Pellston Workshops ranging from the valuation of ecological resources to global climate change. He was recently selected as a SETAC Fellow and now is involved with the Senior Resource Group.

The mission of the Senior Resource Group is to identify, cultivate and mentor future SETAC leaders, as well as document the society’s history and evolution of environmental science.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Senior Resources Group, or if you simply want more information about the group, please contact Laura Swanson.

Author’s contact information: Matt.Moore@ars.usda.gov

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