Peter Kalla

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science & Ecosystems

Term: 2021 - 2024

Monitoring and Assessment Team Assignment: Wetland Resources

STAC Member Since: July 2004 (Founding Member)

Title: Senior Scientist

Department: Water Quality Section, Region 4 Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency

Education: PhD in Ecology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1991); MS Biology, East Tennessee State University (1979); BS Biological Science/Zoology, Auburn University (1975)

Primary Focus Area: Probabilistic assessment of aquatic resources

Secondary Focus Area(s): Watershed ecology; determination of Waters of the United States; wetland mapping, delineation, and assessment

Career Experiences: Served as the State biologist in the Florida Keys when Keys waters were made a National Marine Sanctuary. Worked in the Wetlands Section in the EPA Region 4 Office. Taught at Tuskegee Institute and at the University of Tennessee, Martin. Has been studying estuaries and coastal wetlands since 1988, including Albemarle-Pamlico for the Coastal 2000 National Coastal Assessment. Led the Southeastern Wadeable Streams Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (R-EMAP) from 1999 to 2005. Currently leading the South Florida Ecosystem Assessment, also known as Everglades R-EMAP.