Horton Award. He holds a B.A. degree from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. degree in geography from Johns Hopkins University.


David L. Galat is Assistant Unit Leader at the U. S. Geological Survey’s Missouri Cooperative Research Unit and Associate Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, University of Missouri. Dr. Galat has been major advisor to over 20 graduate students and has taught university classes in fish and wetland ecology and the role of science in environmental decisions. His and his graduate students research centers on ecology and restoration of aquatic resources of large rivers and floodplain wetlands, particularly within the Missouri–Mississippi basin. He is also interested in the role of science in informing natural resource policy and the application of adaptive management principles to ecosystem conservation and rehabilitation. Dr. Galat is an author of over 75 professional publications in aquatic and restoration ecology. He has served on numerous regional, national, and international committees dealing with river-floodplain ecology and restoration. Notable examples include his work with the White House, Interagency Floodplain Management Review Team, National Research Council Committees on Water Resources Planning, and the National River Restoration Science Synthesis. He currently serves on the science advisory boards of the Upper Mississippi Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program and the Platter River Recovery Implementation Program and is a member of the Collaborative Adaptive Management Network’s (CAMNet) Core Advisory Group. He also serves on the editorial board of River Research & Applications. Dr. Galat received his B.S. degree from Cornell University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Colorado State University.


William L. Graf is University Foundation Distinguished Professor, Professor of Geography, and Interim Associate Dean for Research of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina. His research addresses two broad topics: geomorphology and hydrology of rivers, and the intersection of science and policy for public land and water. He has conducted research and served in science oversight positions associated with water quality, water quantity, aquatic and riparian habitats, and endangered species in a variety of ecosystems including the Klamath River of California and Oregon, streams of the Colorado Plateau, Colorado River, Rio Grande, Platte River, and the Everglades, as well as rivers in the southeastern United States. He is also a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, and he has chaired or been a member of more than a dozen National Research Council committees and boards. He is a Past President of the Association of American Geographers; he was appointed to the Presidential Commission on American Heritage Rivers; and he is a member of the Environmental Advisory Board to the Chief of the U.S.



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