Albert A. Stoddard, III, Ph.D.

Senior Project Scientist

904-540-3006
astoddard@lan-fl.com

  
As a Certified Professional Soil Scientist, Dr. Stoddard’s routine duties include management of environmental sampling projects for private clientele (i.e., experimental design, sampling plans, and technical results reporting); data management, statistical analysis, and reporting of industrial pollution monitoring data for RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, and OSHA compliance; technical support, professional correspondence, and report composition related to permitting and finite-risk pollution liability (including screening-level risk assessments); geotechnical and chemical soils and surface geology analysis; hydrological modeling of pollutant and nutrient loading to ground and surface waters (TMDLs); erosion and sedimentation modeling / estimates; NRCS pedology and USCS soils classification; forensic investigations in mined land reclamation and pollutant/nutrient discharge.

Dr. Stoddard is currently working on projects involving groundwater, surface water, and stormwater permitting, monitoring, treatment, and control. Dr. Stoddard also consults for Phase I and Phase II environmental site investigations, in addition to forensic investigations in pesticide misuse, misapplication, contamination, and crop injury. Dr. Stoddard also conducts screening-level risk assessments, completed compliance reports, and composes variance requests to regulatory authorities.

Dr. Stoddard’s knowledge and experience in hydrology and soil science has led to the successful completion of geotechnical and hydrogeologic investigations involving subsurface characterizations via soil borings, groundwater monitoring, and hydrologic simulation. Dr. Stoddard has also completed projects to estimate nutrient and pollutant loading into surface waters. As part of the above investigations, permit applications and monitoring plans have been completed for sites requiring NPDES permits, solid waste facility (landfill) monitoring, surface water controls, and hydrogeologic assessment.

Dr. Stoddard has conducted proprietary agricultural experimentation on the efficacy, environmental fate, and non-target effects of pesticides that led to the development, labeling, and regulatory approval of products used in agriculture today.

Dr. Stoddard’s knowledge in soil and water chemistry, laboratory analysis, hydrology, agriculture, and botany can provide valuable technical assistance to LAN’s clients for cost-effective environmental compliance efforts.

Academic Credentials:

Ph.D., University of Georgia 1998
       Major: Environmental Soil and Water Science
M.S. University of Florida 1989
       Major: Agronomy, Minor: Botany
B.S. University of Florida, 1985,86
       Major(s): Horticulture, Agronomy
Soil Science Society of America (CPSS)
       Certified Professional Soil Scientist #28137
State of Florida:
       Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s
License #CM16373 – 4 categories

Relevant Courses:

Soil/Water Physical Chemistry, Soil Physics, Soil Morphology, and Mineralogy, Watershed Hydrology, Statistics and Experimental Design, Plant Physiology, Pesticides, Plant Taxonomy/ID, Biogeochemistry of Wetlands, Hydric Soils, Advanced Citriculture, Sales/Marketing Statistics

College Courses Taught: Weed Science (& lab), Pesticides, Forest / General Soils and Hydrology (& lab); Plant Physiology, Pomology (& lab); Earth and Space Science; Environmental Science (& lab); Principles of General Chemistry (& lab).

Employment Record:

2002 to Present      Senior Project Scientist – LAN Associates, Inc.
1998 to Present      Consulting Agronomist / Soil Scientist, Rush Marcroft & Assoc., Salinas, CA
2005 to 2011          Adjunct Professor, St. Johns River State College, Palatka, FL
1999 to 2002          Lecturer – California State University, Fresno
1994 to 1998          Graduate Research Asst. –    University of Georgia
1993 to 1994          Citrus Research Director, Barron Collier Co., Naples, FL
1989 to 1993          Agrichemical Product Development Specialist – UNOCAL Corporation

Principal Areas of Expertise:

Soil/Water Chemistry/Physics, Pesticide / Plant Toxicology, Statistics, Experimental (Sampling) Design, Agronomy, Horticulture

Professional Activities:

Soil Science Society of America – 1998 to present
Florida Assn. Env. Soil Scientists – 2003 to present