Dr. Stan Pauwels has 30 years of experience in the environmental field, with wide knowledge in the areas of ecological risk assessment (ERA), ecotoxicology, data analysis and interpretation, field support, and client support. He managed numerous RCRA and Superfund ERA projects between 2002 and 2018, where he gained extensive experience working with and interpreting state, regional, and federal ERA regulations and guidance. He has used this knowledge to write several dozen ERA reports and review more than 350 screening-level ERAs and baseline ERAs at Superfund and RCRA sites nationwide. These sites have included landfills, wood treatment facilities, tanneries, chemical facilities, refineries, nuclear power facilities, multiple mining sites, and numerous military bases. Dr. Pauwels has served as lead biologist and/or project manager at more than 80 RCRA and Superfund sites to assess and quantify the effects of heavy metals, PAHs, petroleum hydrocarbons, pesticides, PCBs, dioxins and furans, and chlorinated solvents on aquatic and terrestrial ecological receptors, communicating his findings to clients nationwide, both in writing and orally.
Dr. Pauwels’ previous consulting experience includes providing ecological support for economic benefits analyses and regulatory impact analyses on environmental rules proposed by EPA for cooling water intake structures, animal feed lots, acid rain, herbicide application, eutrophication, mercury deposition, and petroleum-related activities. He started his career working at a multinational petroleum company to address environmental issues related to petroleum exploration and refining, chemical manufacturing, and oil spills, both in the U.S. and abroad.