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Ecosystems Research

M. Craig Barber

I developed the Bioaccumulation and Aquatic System Simulator (BASS ) which simulates chemical bioaccumulation and growth of individual fish, as well as population dynamics of age-structured fish communities.  As part of ERD’s Aquatic Ecosystem Assessment Team, I expanded BASS’s original  focus from evaluating the potential impacts of fishery management practices and habitat alteration on Mid-Atlantic Highlands (MAH) stream fishes by incorporating algorithms for fishery stocking and harvest, and for habitat-dependent dispersal and non-predatory mortality.  Currently, I am Science Coordinator for ERD’s Multimedia Ecological Exposure Research Team (MEERT) and I participate in applications of BASS to simulate regional ecosystem services related to fisheries.

Biographical Information

Name: M. Craig Barber
Title: Research Ecologist

Contact Info:

Ecosystems Research Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Environmental Protection Agency
960 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia 30605

Phone: 706-355-8344
email: barber.craig@epa.gov


Ph.D. Ecology, University of Georgia, 1983
B.S. Biology, Northern Arizona University, 1974 

Professional Experience

Research Ecologist, USEPA, ORD, NERL-ERD, Athens, GA  1985–present.

Professional Affiliations

Member: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Reviewer: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Ecological Modelling

Selected Awards and Honors

USEPA, Silver Medal for Superior Service, 2007
USEPA, Bronze Medal for Commendable Service, 2007, 2005, and 1992
USEPA, NERL Special Achievement Award for Teamwork, 2006
USEPA, ORD Award for Exceptional/Outstanding Technical Assistance to the Regions or Program Offices, 2006
USEPA, STAA Awards in Ecology, 2005, 1992, and 1988
USEPA, Science Achievement Award in Biology/Ecology, 2002
USEPA, Science Achievement Award for Water Quality, 2001

Publications and Presentations


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