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Dr Heath Kelsey
Program Director

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

PO Box 775
2020 Horns Point Rd
Cambridge, MD 21613
USA

Phone: (410) 221-2045
Cell: (443) 496-0188
Fax: (410) 228-3843
Email: hkelsey@umces.edu

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PERSONAL DETAILS

NameHeath Kelsey
Emailhkelsey@umces.edu

 EDUCATION

2006PhD from the University of South Carolina
2000MSPH from the University of South Carolina
1988BA from St. Mary's College of Maryland

EMPLOYMENT

2009-Science Integrator. UMCES EcoCheck Program, Oxford, Maryland
2008-Adjunct Faculty. University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health
2006-2009Ecological Modeler. JHT Incorporated. NOAA CCCEHBR
2002-2006Laboratory Manager, GIS Manager. University of South Carolina Baruch Institute
2000-2002Research Associate. University of South Carolina Center for Environmental Policy

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Environmental and Public Health Modeling, Science in Policy, Coastal Zone Management, Pollution Indicators, Bacterial Source Tracking, Land Use and Nonpoint Source Pollution, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Hydrology, International Development.

STUDENT SUPERVISION

Michelle Johnston. PhD. University of South Carolina. 2010. Bacterial communities in the American alligator in southeastern US estuaries. 4th reader.

Darrel Dodgens. MS. University of South Carolina. 2009. Modeling development thresholds causing fecal bacteria use impairment. 3rd reader.

Cameron Kerr. MS. University of South Carolina. 2010. Using lidar data for watershed delineation in coastal areas with low relief. 3rd reader.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS/CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

R. H. Kelsey, D. Porter, M. Fletcher. Beach advisory forecasts using integrated data from monitoring programs, remote sensing and observing systems. Coastal and Estuarine Research Foundation. Portland, OR, November 2009.

R. Langan, R. H. Kelsey, B. Henke, J. Carter, and M. Trice. 2007. Tools They Can Use: Focusing Science & Technology on the Needs of Coastal Resource Management. Extended Abstract: Coastal Zone 2007 Conference Proceedings.
R. H. Kelsey, D. E. Porter, G. I. Scott, C. E. Newell, and D. L. White. 2007. Shellfish Harvest Area Closure Decision Making using Predictive Models. Abstract: Coastal GeoTools 2007 Conference Proceedings.
Jacobs, J.M., R. H. Kelsey, A.K. Leight, J. Lewis, S. McLaughlin, G. Messick, and B.Wood. 2007. Bio-Indicators of Estuarine Health: A Multivariate Approach Linking Source to Resource. 32nd Eastern Fish Health Workshop, Gettysburg, PA, July 18-22, 2007.
Wood, R., J.M. Jacobs, R. H. Kelsey, X. Zhang, and L. Bahner. 2007. An integrated assessment in Chesapeake Bay: linking stressors, water quality, and ecosystem goods and services. Estuarine Research Federation Annual Conference, Providence RI, November 4-8, 2007.
R.H. Kelsey, C. Marsh, D. L. White, P. Richards, D. E. Porter, G. I. Scott, and D. Dodgens. 2005. Working With Developers to Evaluate and Reduce Bacteria and Nutrient Loading in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Abstract: Coastal GeoTools 2005 Conference Proceedings.
R.H. Kelsey, D. E. Porter, G. I. Scott, and C. Newell. 2004. Shellfish Harvest Area Closure Prediction Using Remotely Sensed Precipitation Data and Digital Forecasting Products. Abstract: Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2004 World Conference Proceedings.
R.H. Kelsey, D. E. Porter, G. I. Scott. 2001. Using GIS and Regression Modeling Techniques to Assess the Role of Land Use on Fecal Coliform Levels in Estuarine Receiving Waters. Abstract: Estuarine Research Foundation 2001 Biennial Conference Proceedings.

HONORS AND SERVICE

  • Session Co-Chair – Ecosystem Based Management of Human Pathogens in Chesapeake Bay. Chesapeake Research Consortium Ecosystem Based Management Conference, March 2009
  • Professional Achievement Award, JHT Incorporated - 2007
  • Doctoral Student Award, University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health – 2006
  • Walter B. Jones NOAA OCRM Award for Excellence in Graduate Study – 2005
  • University of South Carolina ENHS Department Outstanding Student Award – 2005
  • Best Graduate Poster – 2005 Southeast Estuarine Research Society Conference, Charleston, SC
  • Invited Speaker – 2005 Virgin Islands Water Resources Research Institute Conference
  • Invited Speaker – 2004 Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry World Conference
  • Invited Speaker – 2003 University of the Virgin Islands Research Seminar Series
  • Reviewer – Water Research, Environmental Management, Water Practice, Environmental Science and Technologya, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, National Estuarine Research Reserve Graduate Research Fellowship Program , USGS Water Resources Research Institutes Competitive Grants Program, Stormwater Utility for Beaufort County, SC
  • US Peace Corps Volunteer – Papua New Guinea. Rural Community Health and Sanitation 1995-1998.

DISSERTATION

Fecal Pollution Modeling, Source Identification, And Management In The Southeastern Coastal Zone Dissertation Committee: Dr. Geoffrey Scott, Dr. Dwayne Porter, Dr. Tom Siewicki, Dr. Don Edwards, Dr. Hank McKellar

Publications


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Peer-reviewed Publications

2011
Ragsdale R, Vowinkel E, Porter D, Hamilton P, Morrison R, Kohut J, Connell B, Kelsey RH, Trowbridge P (2011) Successful Integration Efforts in Water Quality From the Integrated Ocean Observing System Regional Associations and the National Water Quality Monitoring Network. Marine Technology Society Journal 45(1):19–28
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2010
Kelsey RH, Scott GI, Porter DE, Siewicki TC, Edwards DG (2010) Improvements to Shellfish Harvest Area Closure Decision Making Using GIS, Remote Sensing, and Predictive Models. Estuaries Coasts 33(3):712–722
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2008
Kelsey RH, Webster LF, Kenny DJ, Stewart JR, Scott GI (2008) Spatial and temporal variability of ribotyping results at a small watershed in South Carolina. Water Res. 42(8-9):2220–2228
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2004
Kelsey RH, Porter DE, Scotta G, Neet M, White D (2004) Using geographic information systems and regression analysis to evaluate relationships between land use and fecal coliform bacterial pollution. JEMBE 298:197–209
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Vo M, Porter DE, Chandler GT, Kelsey RH, Walker SP, Jones BE (2004) Assessing photoinduced toxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in an urbanized estuary. Ecol. Soc. 9(5):22 pp
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2003
Kelsey RH, Scott GI, Porter DE, Thompson B, Webster L (2003) Using multiple antibiotic resistance and land use characteristics to determine sources of fecal coliform bacterial pollutiion. Environ. Monit. Assess. 81(1-3):337–348
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Book Contributions

2010
Kelsey RH, Longstaff BJ (2010) Chapter 10: Spatial analysis: Making maps and using spatial analyses. In: Longstaff BJ, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Lookingbill TR, Hawkey JM, Thomas JE, Wicks EC, Woerner JL (eds) Integrating and Applying Science: A handbook for effective coastal ecosystem assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, p 151–164
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Science Communication Publications

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2014
Thomas JE, Campbell JP, Costanzo SD, Dennison WC, Lehman M, Nisbet D, Nortrup M, and Parsons M (2014) Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 134pp (Report)
Thomas JE, Bell PS, Campbell JP, Costanzo SD, Dennison WC, Donaldson L, Lehman M, Loncosky R, and Nortrup M (2014) Catoctin Mountain Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 170pp (Report)
Thomas JE, Campbell JP, Carlstrom B, Carter M, Costanzo SD, Dennison WC, Hitchcock J, Lehman M, Nortrup M, and C. Stubbs C (2014) Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 224pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2014) Ohio River Basin report card workshop newsletter. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
2013
Integration and Application Network (2013) Upper Mississippi River Sub-Basin report card workshop newsletter. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2013) New Behavior Survey Tackles Seven Key Stewardship Behaviors in Your Watershed. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Integration and Application Network (2013) 2012 Chilika Lake ecosystem health report card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2013) 2012 Chesapeake Bay Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
Wicks EC, Fries AS and Kelsey RH (2013) Sampling and data analysis protocols for Mid-Atlantic non-tidal stream indicators. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 59pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2013) More habitat means more fish. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 8pp (Brochure)
Integration and Application Network (2013) Assessing Progress. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 20pp (Report)
Walton A, Gomei M and Di Carlo G (2013) Stakeholder Engagement. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 36pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2013) 2012 Old Woman Creek Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 8pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2013) 2012 Pipe Creek Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 8pp (Report card)
2012
Integration and Application Network (2012) Assateague Island is Changing. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Brochure)
Integration and Application Network (2012) Rising to the Challenge. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2012) Healthy Harbor Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2012) A vision for America's Great Watershed Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2012) A vision for effective and streamlined reporting in the Pacific. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Newsletter)
Kruczynski WL and Fletcher PJ (2012) Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 494pp (Book)
Integration and Application Network (2012) Samoa 2012 Environmental Outlook: developing a vision for the next 50 years. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2012) Samoa 2012 Environmental Outlook: developing a vision for the next 50 years (Samoan). IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2012) Communicating science and assessment to increase the visibility and utility of NOAA research. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 23pp (Presentation)
Wicks EC, Kelsey RH, Fries AS, Kellogg JP (2012) Bacteria sampling and data analysis protocol addendum for Mid-Atlantic tidal tributary indicators. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Report)
2011
Wicks EC, Kelsey RH and Powell SL (2011) State of Baltimore Harbor's Ecological and Human Health: 2010. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 56pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2011) Baltimore Harbor's Ecological and Human Health: 2010. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 2pp (Report card)
McKinney L, Tunnell W, Harwell M, Gentile J, Dennison WC, Kelsey RH, Thomas JE (2011) A vision for the Gulf of Mexico Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2011) Assessing the ecological and human health status of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Integration and Application Network (2011) Partnering with watershed organizations to produce tributary-specific report cards. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 15pp (Presentation)
Wicks EC, Kelsey RH, Powell S, Schwartz L, Stack B, Dennison WC (2011) Application of a new monitoring and analysis protocol to assess the health of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
McKinney L, Tunnell W, Harwell M, Gentile J, Kelsey RH and Dennison, WC (2011) Gulf of Mexico Report Card Initiative. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 14pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2011) Great Barrier Reef Report Card Summary - 2009 Baseline. Reef Water Quality Protection Plan Secretariat, 4pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2011) Great Barrier Reef Report Card Regional Summaries - 2009 Baseline. Reef Water Quality Protection Plan Secretariat, 12pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2011) Great Barrier Reef Technical Report Card - 2009 Baseline. Reef Water Quality Protection Plan Secretariat, 134pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2011) Assessing the ecological and human health status of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 32pp (Presentation)
Integration and Application Network (2011) 2010 Maryland Coastal Bays report card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 5pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2011) 2010 Chester River Report Card. Chester River Association, 4pp (Report card)
Wicks EC, Andreychek ML, Kelsey RH, Powell SL (2011) Sampling and data analysis protocols for Mid-Atlantic tidal tributary indicators. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 52pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2011) Chesapeake Bay Report Card 2010. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
Powell SL and Kelsey RH (2011) Deep Creek Lake Baseline Condition Assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
Kelsey RH and Powell SL (2011) Deep Creek Lake Baseline Assessment Report. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 36pp (Report)
2010
Integration and Application Network (2010) 2009 Sassafras River Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 8pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2010) Expanding the diversity of the Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Integration and Application Network (2010) 2010 Summer Review. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2010) 2009 Nanticoke River Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2010) Blue Crab Status Report. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2010) Nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay: A Retrospective. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 3pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2010) Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card 2009. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 5pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2010) 2010 Chesapeake Bay Forecast. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2010) 2009 Chester River Report Card. Chester River Association, 4pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2010) Chesapeake Bay Report Card 2009. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2010) A Guide to the Mid-Atlantic Tributary Report Cards. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
2009
Kelsey RH, Porter DE, Fletcher M, Scott GI, Cothran J, Hibbert J, MacDonald E, Johnson E, Ramage D and Shervette V (2009) Beach and shellfish forecasts using integrated data from monitoring programs, remote sensing, and observing systems. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 16pp (Presentation)
Wicks EC, Davis J, Dennison WC, Kelsey RH, Longstaff BJ, Nauman EG and Walls B (2009) Creating new opportunities for adaptive management: partnerships between government agencies and watershed organizations. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 19pp (Presentation)
Integration and Application Network (2009) 2009 Chesapeake Bay Summer Review. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2009) Research findings for key bay fisheries species. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2009) 2008 Coastal Bays report card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 5pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2009) 2008 Chesapeake Bay Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 6pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2009) 2008 Severn River report card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Report card)

Media


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Frontiers in Ecology (Thu 1 Aug, 2013)
Good news for Chesapeake Bay

The Star Democrat (Thu 20 Jun, 2013)
Forecast: Smaller Bay dead zone this summer

The Baltimore Sun B'More Green Blog (Mon 3 Jun, 2013)
Harbor's water quality rated C-minus - with an asterisk: Report card scores bacteria separately, doesn't include trash or toxic sediments

India Education Diary (Wed 6 Feb, 2013)
Odisha: Ecosystem Health Report Card for Chilika Lake launched

The Hindu (India) (Mon 4 Feb, 2013)
Ecosystem Health Report Card for Chilika Lake

Orissa Diary/Odisha Media (India) (Sun 3 Feb, 2013)
US-based Maryland University experts to develop Ecosystem Health Report Card for Chilika Lake

India Education Diary (Sun 3 Feb, 2013)
Odisha: Maryland University experts to develop Ecosystem Health Report Card for Chilika Lake

The Baltimore Sun B'More Green Blog (Wed 1 Jun, 2011)
Deep Creek Lake gets 'incomplete' on health check

The Baltimore Sun B'More Green Blog (Wed 27 Apr, 2011)
Chesapeake Bay health declines a bit last year

WTOP Radio News (Wed 27 Apr, 2011)
Chesapeake Bay health declines in 2010, analysis finds

Southern Maryland News (Sat 26 Feb, 2011)
Briefs: Md. Environmental Group to Develop Baltimore Harbor Report Card

The Baltimore Sun (Sun 6 Feb, 2011)
Conference looks to clean up Baltimore's harbor

The (Oakland, Md.) Republican (Thu 12 Aug, 2010)
Ecosystem Health Report Card To Be Created For Deep Creek

The Cumberland Times-News (Tue 10 Aug, 2010)
Group will give Deep Creek water quality report card

Capital News Service (Wed 7 Oct, 2009)
Scientists, triathletes insist bay safe for swimming

The Caroline Times Record (Wed 1 Jul, 2009)
Symposium held on how to rectify Choptank River's problems, reverse trends

The Easton Star Democrat (Tue 30 Jun, 2009)
Choptank 'D' graded

The Easton Star Democrat (Thu 18 Jun, 2009)
County to bring 'Status of the Choptank' to public forum June 23

Projects


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Current Projects

Conservation International: Bay of Bengal booklet and policy advisories

Harte Research Institute: Gulf of Mexico Report Card

Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition: Coordination

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Long Island Sound Ecosystem Health Report Card

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection: Lake Tahoe conceptual diagrams

Ohio DNR: Old Woman Creek Report Card

Ohio DNR: Pipe Creek Report Card

Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet: Great Barrier Reef Report Card

The Nature Conservancy: Development of the America's Watershed Initiative Report Card

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore: Baltimore Harbor Ecosystem Status

Past Projects

Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Rookery Bay NERR

Chesapeake Bay Trust: Deep Creek Lake Report Card

Chesapeake Bay Trust: Development of an adaptive survey tool to measure behavior change within watersheds

Chesapeake Bay Trust: Nanticoke Tributary Report Card

Chesapeake Bay Trust: Patuxent River Report Card

Chesapeake Bay Trust: Tributary Report Card Standardization

Forest Trends: Vision for Marismas Nacionales

Great Barrier Reef Foundation: Development of a Reef Resiliency Index

India Ministry of Environment and Forests: Report Card for Chilika Lake

Maryland Department of the Environment: Design and layout of Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Plan

NOAA: Beach Advisory Decision Support Systems

NPS: Assateague Island National Seashore: Climate Change

Restore America’s Estuaries: Linking Habitat Restoration and Fish Productivity

SPREP-PIFS: Streamlined environmental reporting

SPREP: Samoa State of the Environment

USC/SECOORA: beach advisory decision making

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