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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ecologist Named to SETAC Board of Directors


November 5, 2012


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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ecologist and Environmental Contaminants Specialist Dr. Tom Augspurger will serve on the North America Board of Directors for the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).  

“We congratulate Tom Augspurger on his election to the North American Board of Directors for SETAC,” said Cindy Dohner, the Service’s Southeast Regional Director.  “His service on the board and his proven success in working with others to achieve shared goals will continue to strengthen recognition of our science partnerships and the visibility of our conservation mission.”

Augspurger joined the Service in 1989, and SETAC was the first professional society he joined.  He has been a member and supporter of SETAC throughout his Service career.  As an ecologist with the Service’s Environmental Quality Program at the Raleigh, North Carolina, Ecological Services Field Office, he helps science teams working to understand the water quality needs of endangered freshwater fish and mussels to support their recovery.  He also provides technical support to national wildlife refuges and assists teams working to remove barriers to fish migrating from salt water to freshwater spawning grounds.

“I look forward to supporting SETAC’s trajectory for expanding science, working collaboratively on difficult environmental problems, and continuing the education, outreach, and mentoring the organization does so well,” Augspurger said.

The Raleigh Field Office is located in the diverse Research Triangle Park area, a vibrant community for natural resource conservation, where Augspurger lives with his wife, Jill, and daughter Lily.  Local universities are important to the Service’s conservation work, and Augspurger serves on committees of talented students as adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at North Carolina State University.

SETAC is a not-for-profit, global, professional organization comprised of about 6,000 individual members and institutions for the analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources, research and development, and environmental education. SETAC draws from the experience and skills of business, academic, non-profit, and government sectors to accomplish its work.


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Last updated: November 5, 2012