Judges for 2009 Media Award
Dr. Karen Bushaw-Newton is an aquatic ecologist in the Department of Environmental Science at American University. Her research focuses on the microbial ecology and biogeochemistry of aquatic systems and the restoration of degraded aquatic systems. Her work includes tracing the movements of carbon and nitrogen in boreal beaver ponds in northern Canada, the coasts of Georgia and New Jersey, and the Chesapeake Bay. Bushaw-Newton has studied the effects of dam removal on aquatic ecosystems and is presently looking at microbial dynamics of systems found in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
John Carey, a senior correspondent in Business Week's Washington Bureau, has covered science, technology, medicine, health, energy, and the environment since joining the magazine in 1989. During that time, Carey has written articles on everything from sequencing the human genome and global warming to tobacco regulation and election technology. His stories have won journalism awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Deadline Club, the Overseas Press Club, and AIBS. His degrees are in biochemistry, marine biology, and forest ecology.
Dr. Susan Haseltine is the Associate Director for biology at the US Geological Survey (USGS). She began her federal career as a researcher with the US Fish and Wildlife Service at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD. Dr. Haseltine grew up in a small town in Maine and received a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife science from the University of Maine. She earned an MS and PhD in zoology from Ohio St
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