Michael T. Barbour
Michael T. Barbour is director of the Center for Ecological Sciences at Tetra Tech, Inc. in Owings Mills, Maryland. Dr. Barbour serves as a technical expert to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for using biological indicators to assess the ecological condition of surface waters. He is particularly known for his publication of Rapid Bioassessment Protocols for Streams, which has served as a basis for implementing bioassessment in water quality agencies. He has also published two environmental mystery novels, The Kenai Catastrophe and Blue Water, Blue Island, as well as two children's books, Caitlyn and Craig the Crayfish and Douglas Visits the Seashore.