Dr. Todd Bridges, a senior research scientist (ST) for environmental science in the Environmental Laboratory (EL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, has received the 2009 Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Government Service Award.
Bridges’ primary areas of research at ERDC are the development of risk and decision analysis methods applied to water resources infrastructure and environmental management and the science and engineering of sediment management. An 18-year veteran of ERDC, he also serves as the director of the Center for Contaminated Sediments and as the program manager for the Dredging Operations Environmental Research program, one of the Corps largest civil works R&D programs, where he directs the execution of more than $6 million in research annually.
Bridges serves on the editorial board for the journal Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. He is an active member of the Society for Risk Analysis, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, the Ecological Society of America, and the International Navigation Association and has published more than 50 journal articles and book chapters and numerous reports for project sponsors.
A Clovis, Calif., native, Bridges has a bachelor’s and a master’s in biology/zoology from California State University, Fresno, and a doctorate in biological oceanography at North Carolina State University. He resides in Clinton with his wife, Anita, and their three children – Hannah, Noah, and Addison.