CURRICULUM VITAE

Denise L. Breitburg

Senior Scientist
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
P.O. Box 28
Edgewater, MD 21037-0028
Voice: 443-482-2308
Fax: 443-482-2380
E-mail:
breitburgd@si.edu

EDUCATION

1984 Ph.D., Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
1982 M.A., Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
1975 B.S., Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe,  AZ

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2004 to Present Senior Scientist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
1984 to 2003

Curator, Marine/Estuarine Ecology, Ichthyology, The Academy of Natural Sciences , Estuarine Research Center

1990 to Present Adjunct Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor. Department of Biology, University of Maryland , College Park
1994 to Present Participating Faculty, Graduate Program in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences, University of Maryland System.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

    Effects of low dissolved oxygen on food webs, fish and fisheries.
    Oyster reef community ecology and restoration; effects of oyster restoration
       on the Bay Food Web
    Effects of multiple stressors on coastal ecosystems
    Effects of eutrophication on fish and fisheries

EXAMPLES OF RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Chesapeake Bay

Executive Committee:

Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee

Chair:

Identifying and prioritizing research required to evaluate ecological risks and benefits of introducing diploid Crassostrea ariakensis to restore oysters to Chesapeake Bay . Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Workshop.

Chair:

Suspension Feeders: A workshop to assess what we know, don't know, and need to know to determine their effects on water quality. Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Workshop.

Co-chair :

Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Ecosystem Plan Workshop. Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Workshop.

Organizing Committee :

Spatial Management in Chesapeake Bay : Applications, Issues and Opportunities. Plan Workshop. Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Workshop.

Member:

Chesapeake Bay Program Dissolved Oxygen Taskforce

Member:

Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Ecosystem Plan Technical Advisory Panel

National Activites:

Invited Member :

Designing a Report Card on the Nation's Ecosystems. Organized for the White House Office of Science and Technology by the John Heinz, III Center for Science, Policy and the Environment.

Invited Member :

National Academy of Sciences , National Research Council Panel. Corps of Engineers Planning in River Basins and Coastal Systems.

Invited Speaker:

National Academy of Sciences SCOR International Symposium on Nutrient Overenrichment in Coastal Waters.


Governing Boards:

  American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
Estuarine Research Federation

Link to Publications