Stuart R. LyndeStuart R. Lynde

Stuart R. Lynde, founder of ES&C, received his bachelorís degree from Lynchburg College in 1991 and his master's degree from Virginia Tech in 1994. He pursued his doctoral degree until he formed ES&C in 1999. Previously, he worked for a Blacksburg consulting firm as a senior scientist managing the companyís largest project in the coal fields of Virginia.

Mr. Lynde has conducted research for clients on a variety of environmental issues, including the development of passive wetland systems for the treatment of leachate, evaluating the effects of wetland systems used for treating acid mine drainage, agricultural best management practices (BMPs), road construction, white phosphorous contamination, acid mine drainage, and a variety of industrial effluents on stream communities. He has extensive background in both sediment and aqueous phase toxicity testing using novel as well as EPA approved protocols. Mr. Lynde has been an invited presenter at scientific meetings, an invited lecturer in college courses, and has 18 published abstracts and presentations at national and international scientific meetings. He was the first student participant at a SETAC/USEPA sponsored Pellston Series Workshop, and received awards from SETAC and the Smith Mountain Lake Association.