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CCRM Associate Researchers

CCRM Associate Researchers are scientists from other institutions, government agencies, and/or the private sector who collaborate with Center staff on research and advisory projects. Appointment as an Associate Researcher is based on sustained productive interaction. Appointments are for fixed terms and renewable as appropriate. The first appointments of CCRM Associate Researchers were in September 2005.

Dan Redgate

Daniel Redgate is an Environmental Scientist at Blueskies Environmental Associates, Inc. His research interests include Hydrology, Assessment and Restoration of Streams and Wetlands; Watershed Modeling, Assessment and Water Quality Improvement. Dan is presently working as a consultant in the assessment and design of stream and wetland ecosystems, and in the evaluation of watershed-scale water quality improvement measures. He received a B.S. in Ecology from The Pennsylvania State University, and an M.S. degree from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The College of William and Mary. While studying at VIMS, Dan’s research focused on the hydrology of forested wetlands and seasonal water budgets of forested wetland mineral flats. Dan has since worked on the assessment and design of numerous wetland and stream restoration sites for the purpose of compensatory mitigation and for watershed water quality improvement. His research interests are wetland and stream hydraulics and hydrobiology, riparian ecology and restoration science. He is working on the development of regional hydraulic geometry relationships for stream design, an evaluation of techniques for the assessment of stream quality, and the assessment of perennial, intermittent and ephemeral streams. Dan is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists and the Virginia Association of Wetland Professionals.

Ed Sharp

Ed Sharp was born in Uniontown, PA, attended Wheeling College and John Carroll University and received a Ph. D. from Texas A&M University in 1966. He conducted basic research in the area of applied nonlinear optics at the U.S. Army Night Vision & Electro-Optics Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory until this past year. Presently he is working as a consultant on the use of infrared imaging equipment in novel application areas. His major areas of interest include laser crystal physics, thermal imaging materials and devices, electro-optic and nonlinear-optical processes in organic materials, beam-control devices, optical solitons, harmonic generation, holographic storage, and photorefractive effects in ferroelectric materials. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 technical publications and holds over 15 patents on optical materials and devices. He is a member of the American Optical Society, IEEE, The American Ceramic Society, and SPIE. Ed currently is working on developing methodologies for the use of thermal imaging in natural resource research.