Senior Scientist, Principal
Dr. Gunther has been studying pollution problems for the last 30 years, with emphasis on the intersection of science and policy. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Clean Estuary Partnership, a unique coalition of industry, state and local government agencies organized to reduce persistent pollutant levels in San Francisco Estuary. Dr. Gunther has also served as the Assistant Chief Scientist for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Program, where he helped managed the scientific review of one of the world’s largest research and monitoring efforts in the marine environment. He has also coordinated the interactions of interested stakeholders with the Restoration Program through workshops and review sessions. Previously, Dr. Gunther managed the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary (RMP). This program, the largest of its kind in the country, utilizes chemical, biological, and toxicological methods to provide the State of California with a synoptic view of contamination in the San Francisco Bay and Delta.
For more information on Dr. Gunther’s recent activities please visit andrewgunther.com.
Gunther, A.J. 2015. Working with invalid boundary conditions: lessons from the field for communicating about climate change with public audiences. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2015
Connor, M.S, J. A Davis, J. Leatherbarrow, B. K. Greenfield, A. J. Gunther, D. Hardin, T. Mumley, J. J. Oram, and C. Werme. 2007. The slow recovery of the San Francisco Estuary from the legacy of organochlorine pesticides. Environmental Research 105:87-100.
Hoenicke, R., Davis, J.A., Gunther, A.J., Mumley, T.E., Abu-Saba, K., and K. Taberski. 2003. Effective application of monitoring information: the case of San Francisco Bay. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 81:15-25.
Thompson, B.T., Hoenicke, R.H., Davis, J.A., and A.J. Gunther. 2000. An overview of contaminant-related issues identified by monitoring in San Francisco Bay. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 64:409-419.
Gunther, A.J., J.A. Davis, D.D. Hardin, J. Gold, D. Bell, J.R. Crick, G.M. Scelfo, J. Sericano, and M. Stephenson. 1999. Long-term bioaccumulation monitoring with transplanted bivalves in the San Francisco Estuary. Marine Pollution Bulletin 38(3):170-181.
Gunther, A.J., R.B. Spies, J.J. Stegeman, B. Woodin, D. Carney, J. Oakden, and L. Hain. 1997. EROD activity in fish as an independent measure of contaminant-induced mortality of invertebrates in sediment bioassays. Marine Environmental Research. 44:41-48.
Gunther, A.J. 1992. A chemical survey of remote lakes in the Alagnak and Naknek River Systems, Southwest Alaska. Arctic and Alpine Research. 24:64–68.
Davis, J.A., A.J. Gunther and J.M. O’Connor. 1992. Priority pollutant loads from effluent discharges to the San Francisco Estuary. Water Environment Research. 64:134–140.
Gunther, A.J. 1989. Nitrogen fixation by lichens in a subarctic Alaskan watershed. The Bryologist. 92:202–208.
Hart, S.C. and A. J. Gunther. 1989. In situ estimates of annual net nitrogen mineralization and nitrification in a subarctic watershed. Oecologia. 80:284–288.
Gunther, A.J. 1988. The effect of simulated acid deposition on acetylene reduction in the lichen genus Peltigera under field and laboratory conditions. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 38:379–385.