Garth Redfield is a Chief Environmental Scientist for the South Florida Water Management District in West Palm Beach, Florida. He received a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis in 1979 specializing in basic and applied limnology. As Associate Program Director for the Ecology Program of the National Science Foundation from 1982 to 1990, he co-managed the peer review and funding process for research in community ecology. He maintained a part-time practice as a consulting ecologist from 1977 until 1991, and has been a Certified Senior Ecologist (C.S.E. #139) through the Ecological Society of America since 1982. He has served on the ESA’s Steering Committee for the Sustainable Biosphere Initiative and on the Board of Professional Certification. Dr. Redfield served as the founding Editor of Lake and Reservoir Management from 1985 through its seventh volume in 1991. For the past 12 years, he has been the Editor and Project Manager for the District’s annual South Florida Environmental Report, a publication consolidating over 50 individual reports on environmental management and restoration of the region; collectively, the 2004-2010 reports have won twelve national awards for excellence. In addition, Dr. Redfield oversees projects in the areas of water quality, ecosystem management and environmental monitoring. He collaborates with the agency’s legal team on federal cases involving water quality and environmental restoration of the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee. He provides scientific guidance to decision-makers on diverse ecological topics often involving water quality standards and control programs.