John P. Wolflin
J.P.Wolflin is a tenured scientist with over 30 years of experience in natural resource management and collateral duties as an educator. Currently, he is the Supervisor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Office in Maryland. Wolflin oversees conservation programs on wetlands regulation and restoration, Federal navigation and highway projects, environmental contaminant assessment and remediation, endangered and invasive species, and application of conservation provisions of other Federal environmental laws and international treaties that focus on migratory birds and interjurisdictional fisheries.
He has lectured on sustained use and development of natural resources at universities in the U.S. and abroad. At Johns Hopkins University he taught Natural Resources-Policy and Conservation (1994-999). He has authored numerous papers on resource management and made presentations at many conferences including the International Wetlands Research Bureau, Wetlands International, and the European Union (US Information Agency World Net Broadcast).
Mr. Wolflin began his career as a field scientist and is recognized for his work on complex and controversial land and water resource developments. He chaired an interdisciplinary team that developed a comprehensive management strategy for fish and wildlife, commercial navigation, and recreational use of the Upper Mississippi River. Wolflin completed the Department of the Interior's Executive Management Development Program. He also has supervised the Service's Idaho Office and has worked with the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer.
Mr. Wolflin has a Bachelor of Science in biology and behavior science and a Master of Science in biology with special emphasis on coastal ecology. He teamed up with I. Ethem Gonenc in 1995 as the Co-Director of the NATO sponsored Pilot Study on "Ecosystem Modeling of Coastal Lagoons for Sustainable Management".