Jeff Brown is a biologist who investigates the fate and effect of contaminants in storm water runoff and wetlands. His previous work has included examining the effectiveness of structural Best Management Practices (BMPs) in reducing contaminants and toxicity in stormwater, investigating the risks and tradeoffs with using wetlands as both habitat for wildlife and for treatment of contaminants in urban runoff, examining pollutant-particle dynamics in stormwater, investigating the effects of wildfire on water quality, investigating the contributions of natural sources of bacteria in the exceedance of shellfish harvesting water quality standards, investigating the condition of Areas of Special Biological Significance, and studying the condition and major stressors affecting depressional wetlands in southern California. His most recent work has included developing methods for managers to improve their ability to track the ecological and administrative success of compensatory mitigation and restoration wetland programs and examining the condition of ephemeral stream habitats in southern California.
He received his B.S. in marine biology in 1988, and M.S. in biology in 1995, both from California State University, Long Beach. He joined SCCWRP in 1990.
M.S., biology, California State University, Long Beach, 1995
B.S., marine biology, California State University, Long Beach, 1988
Senior Research Technician, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. Costa Mesa, CA, 1990-present.
Honors and Awards
Richard B. Loomis Research Award, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach (1990, 1992)