Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Ecotoxicology Research Areas

Staff

Dr. Nat Scholz
Program Manager
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Awards

Salish Sea Science Prize, SeaDoc Society, 2016. For science that has profoundly improved policy and management related to the conservation of marine wildlife and the Salish Sea ecosystem (David Baldwin, Jenifer McIntyre, and Nat Scholz).

Gold Medal, Department of Commerce, 2015. For groundbreaking science on how crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill causes heart failure in commercially valuable fish in the Gulf of Mexico (John Incardona, Barbara French, Jana Labenia, Tiffany Linbo, Cathy Laetz, and Nat Scholz).

Peer Recognition (Rafting) Award, NOAA National Ocean Service, 2014. For outstanding collaborative efforts to advance the state-of-the-science in oil spill natural resource injury assessment (John Incardona and Nat Scholz).

Administrator's Award, NOAA, 2013. For a landmark biological opinion used by EPA to disapprove concentration levels of toxic pollutants in Oregon that harm recovery of endangered species (David Baldwin and Julann Spromberg).

Bronze Medal, NOAA Fisheries, 2013. For science to assess the impacts of the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill (Ecotoxicology Program).

Top Paper Award, Society of Toxicology, 2012. For advancing the science of risk assessment (Jim Meador).

Steward of the Year Award, Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership, 2011. For significant contributions to salmon science in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary. (Lyndal Johnson).

Recognition for Deepwater Horizon Response, NOAA Fisheries, 2011. For significant efforts to ensure seafood safety and the reopening of closed fisheries in northern Gulf of Mexico (Ecotoxicology Program).

General Counsel Award, NOAA Office of General Counsel, 2011. For significant contributions to NOAA's legal mission to protect threatened and endangered species (Nat Scholz).

Employee of the Year, NOAA Fisheries, 2010. For stellar performance (Jana Labenia).

Columbia River Hero Award, Columbia River Toxics Workgroup, 2010. For advancing understanding of concentrations and effects of toxic contaminants in the Columbia River Basin (Lyndal Johnson)

Paper of the Year, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment (journal), 2009. For ecological risk assessment (Jim Meador).

Silver Medal, Department of Commerce, 2009. For precedent setting analysis of the effects of pesticides on Pacific salmon (David Baldwin, Cathy Laetz, and Nat Scholz).

Editor's Choice Award, Environmental Science and Technology (journal), 2007. For an exceptional study describing the impacts of dissolved copper on the olfactory-mediated predator avoidance behavior of juvenile salmon (David Baldwin and Nat Scholz).

Silver Medal, Department of Commerce, 2006. For quickly analyzing seafood from the Gulf of Mexico to ensure safety in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (Ecotoxicology Program).

Silver Medal, Department of Commerce, 2006. For conduct of field operation immediately following Hurricane Katrina (Sean Sol).

Bronze Medal, NOAA Fisheries, 2006. For innovative work with an interdisciplinary team on a complex Biological Opinion for ESA-listed salmonids (Jim Meador, Karen Peck, and Lyndal Johnson).

Paper of the Year, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment (journal), 2006. For ecological risk assessment (Jim Meador).

Recognition, Pacific Northwest Salmon Center, 2006. For efforts to conserve wild salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest (Nat Scholz).

Public Service Award, Seattle Federal Executive Board, 2005. For work on the Potlatch Mill Biological Opinion (Jim Meador, Karen Peck, and Lyndal Johnson).

Gold Medal, Department of Commerce, 2004. For a quick and professional response in providing life-saving assistance to a pilot after his plane crashed into the water in May, 2003 (Frank Sommers).

Outstanding Achievement Award, American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologists, 2003. For scientific contributions advancing pollution science and the conservation of NOAA trust resources (Ecotoxicology Program).