Biography

Walter J. Berry is a Research Biologist with the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  He received a PhD in Biological Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. He has over 30 years of experience in issues relating to contaminated water and sediment.  His laboratory and field research has focused primarily on the bioavailability of metals in sediments, and, more recently, on the population status of several of the sparrow species living on RI salt marshes.  In the past several years he has spent more and more of his time collaborating with social scientists, and on science communication and outreach.

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In Brief More than ever before, scientists are under tremendous pressure to demonstrate the usefulness of their work. While millions of dollars are spent yearly to fund the production of various scientific tools and resources, these end products often do not end up in the hands of those they were created to help – either […]

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