HARC Research Scientists to present at 11th Annual State of the Bay Symposium
HARC Research Scientists, Dr. Ryan Bare, Dr. Stephanie Glenn, Lisa Gonzalez, and Dr. Erin Kinney, will speak during the 11th Annual State of the Bay Symposium on January 22 - 23.
The Galveston Bay Estuary Program (an initiative of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) coordinates the State of the Bay Symposium to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to interact and share environmental policy and management successes, report the latest monitoring and research findings, and illuminate the challenges facing Galveston Bay.
The 11th State of the Bay Symposium will be held at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center in Galveston, Texas. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from regional leaders and local experts, and connect with other leading scientists and natural resource management experts.
Dr. Ryan Bare is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist specializing in Watershed Ecology under the Hydrology and Watersheds Program. At HARC, he focuses on studying interactions between hydrological and ecological systems across coastal and inland watersheds. Dr. Bare’s research interests include water quality impacts of developing communities, water borne pathogen risk and public health, nature based & green infrastructure, and the application of data science to investigate natural and built environments.
Dr. Stephanie Glenn is a Senior Research Scientist at HARC specializing in ecology and hydrology. She is responsible for the development and supervision of projects to improve the sustainable management of water and ecological resources. Current research includes coastal groundwater quality & quantity, watershed protection & surface water quality, and developing ecological tools for management.
As President and CEO of HARC, a nonprofit research organization founded in 1982, Lisa Gonzalez leads a team of scientists, sustainability experts and support staff that work to incorporate independent research into policy and technology solutions relating to energy, air and water issues. Ms. Gonzalez joined HARC’s staff in 2002 and was named Vice President in 2012 and President and CEO in 2016. Under her leadership, HARC has constructed and operated a LEED Platinum, net zero energy headquarters located in The Woodlands, Texas, expanded its community engagement programs and oversaw the creation and launch of a strategic plan that will grow HARC’s sustainability research programming in the years to come.
Dr. Erin Kinney specializes in coastal and wetland ecology. Her research interests include wetland restoration, impacts of land use and eutrophication on coastal systems, and carbon and nitrogen cycling in wetlands. Current research includes the Galveston Bay Report Card, the State of the Bay report, invasive species, and the Galveston Bay Watershed Trash Action Plan.