W. Judson Kenworthy, Co-Chair

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (Ret.)

Term: 2022 - 2025

Action Team Assignment: Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Strategies

Monitoring and Assessment Team Assignment: Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (Lead)

STAC Member Since: January 2006

Title: Research Fisheries Biologist

Organization: Retired from US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Education: PhD Zoology, North Carolina State University (1991) MS Environmental Science, University of Virginia (1981) BS Marine Resources, University of Rhode Island (1975)

Primary Focus Area: Coastal and estuarine ecology with emphasis on seagrass and fish and wildlife habitat utilization.

Secondary Focus Area(s): Ecological restoration

Career Experiences: Research Team Leader heading investigations in coastal and estuarine ecology throughout the United States, Caribbean Basin, Mediterranean Sea, Southeast Asia, Bermuda, and Australia. Provide scientific expertise supporting NOAA’s mission to conserve, protect and restore coastal marine ecosystems. Currently working as a private contractor supporting NOAA’s response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s program on coastal ecosystem conservation and restoration.