Robert T. Lackey, Ph.D., an EPA scientist, has been chosen as a recipient of the prestigious and highly competitive Fulbright scholarship. Lackey, an internationally recognized authority on links between ecological science and public policy, will continue his research during a six-month Fulbright tenure at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in Prince George, British Columbia. He will also be teaching a graduate-level course on ecological science and policy.
Lackey's research focuses on ecosystem health, ecosystem management, and ecological risk assessment. He examines current ecological policy issues to identify the type of scientific information needed by decision-makers. For the past 30 years, he has been involved with a range of environmental issues with positions in the government and academia.
He continues an active program of research and study, has written 75 scientific journal articles, authored a book on fisheries science, and edited three other books. Lackey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries Science from Humboldt State University; a Master of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Maine; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from Colorado State University.