Dr. Mark Rains

Florida USA

Biographical Info

Professor of Geology at the University of South Florida and the Chief Science Officer for the State of Florida. His research is focused on hydrological connectivity from ridges to reefs, especially between hillslopes, wetlands, and headwater streams; the roles that hydrological processes play in governing ecosystem structure and function; and the roles that science plays in informing water-related law, policy, and decision-making. He has extensive experience in consensus building at the intersection of science and policy, including past and ongoing work providing the scientific justification underlying the definition of “waters of the US” subject to regulation under the Clean Water Act.

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