Dr. Kenneth Moore (moore@vims.edu, 804-684-7384) is the principle investigator on this project and supervises all activities associated with this project. This includes fieldwork, data management and report writing. He is responsible for all stages of the analysis of samples, resolving problems that may arise, and for data review, oversight and submission of data. Dr. Moore is also the Director of Research at CBNERRVA and Chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences. He holds a B.S. degree in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. degree in Marine Science from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. degree in Marine, Environmental and Estuarine Science from the University of Maryland.
The Co-PI, Dr. William Reay (wreay@vims.edu, 804-684-7119), supervises the activities associated with the continuous, fixed station monitoring including protocol development, station setup, fieldwork, and data management. Dr. Reay is also the Director of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERRVA). Dr. Reay holds a B.S. degree in Biology from George Mason University, a M.A. degree in Marine Science from the College of William and Mary and a Ph.D. in Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Mrs. Betty Neikirk (betty@vims.edu, 804-684-7400) is a Marine Scientist Supervisor at VIMS and holds a B.S in Biology from Randolph-Macon College and a M.S. in Marine Science from the College of William and Mary. She oversees the field programs, has responsibility for data analysis, coordinates and schedules all field operations, as well as participates in the field operations.
Mr. David Parrish (parrishd@vims.edu, 804-684-7835) is a Scientist II at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and holds a B.S. in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University and an M.S. in Natural Resource Management from Central Washington University. He conducts spatial and statistical analysis of water quality data, provides technical support to the program, and manages the VECOS database and website.
Mrs. Joy D. Austin (justjoy@vims.edu, 804-684-7307) is a Laboratory Supervisor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. She is currently in charge of the day-to-day activities of the water quality and fixed station monitoring at CBNERRVA and is familiar with all aspects of CBNERRVA monitoring. She is responsible for overseeing the continuous station monitoring activities including activities such as sonde calibration, QA/QC of data and data management, sampling coordination, purchases of equipment and supplies. She coordinates fixed station activities with Mrs. Betty Neikirk
Mr. David Wilcox (dwilcox@vims.edu, 804-684-7088) is a GIS Analyist at VIMS and holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Virginia Tech University and a M.S in Geography from Ohio State University. He supports the GIS data analysis of the high frequency spatial data and assists in protocol development for assessing water quality criteria using the data generated by this program.
Mr. Jim Goins (goins@vims.edu, 804-684-7559) is a Field Manager at VIMS. He helps conduct the field sampling activities associated with this project including; DATAFLOW mapping, water quality verification sampling and fixed station sampling and participates in other monitoring programs as needed. He oversees the maintenance of CBNERRVA vehicles and vessels, has extensive small vessel handling experience, and holds USCG Basic Seamanship & Safety and VIMS small vessel certification
Mr. Steve Snyder (snyder@vims.edu, 804-684-7442) is a Laboratory and Research Specialist I at VIMS who holds an Associates Degree in Applied Science from Thomas Nelson Community College. He participates in the field and laboratory work related to all aspects of the shallow water monitoring including the DATAFLOW mapping operations, water quality verification sampling and the calibration of the instruments. He also has extensive small vessel handling experience and holds USCG basic Seamanship & Safety and VIMS small vessel certification
Mrs. Erin Shields (eshields@vims.edu, 804-684-7702) is a Marine Scientist at VIMS and holds a B.S. in Biology from Connecticut College and an M.S. in Marine Science from VIMS. Erin assists in field and lab work associated with the shallow water monitoring project. Erin is also involved in research related to various aspects of submerged aquatic vegetation ecology and restoration. Currently, her focus is on researching the role of interspecific competition as well as environmental site conditions on the restoration of low salinity SAV in the Chesapeake Bay.
Ms. Alynda Miller (alynda@vims.edu, 804-684-7576) is a Laboratory and Research Specialist Sr. at VIMS. She has a B.S. in Biology with a marine science focus from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and the Wallops Island Marine Science Consortium. She is responsible for laboratory components within the water quality monitoring programs. Her duties include the calibration and maintenance of YSI sondes for the continuous monitoring sites and the buoy profiler system, sample processing, lab and equipment organization, assisting with field work, QA/QC of data from the profiler and from select continuous monitoring stations as needed, and administrative duties.
Ms. Lisa Ott (lott@vims.edu) is a Laboratory and Field Specialist Sr. at the Virginia Institue of Marine Science, and holds a B.S. In Biology from Christopher Newport University. She participates in field and laboratory work associated with the continuous monitoring program, including instrument calibration and water quality verification sampling.
Mr. Voight Hogge (voight@vims.edu, 804-684-7087) is a Field Supervisor at VIMS. He has extensive boating experience as well as knowledge of local water ways. He will be working as a boat captain assisting with the field effort associated with the DATAFLOW and Continuous Monitoring Programs. Mr. Hogge will also be doing routine boat maintenance. He holds a US Coast Guard 50 Tons Master Captain License, US Coast Guard Basic Seamanship & Safety certification, and VIMS small vessel certification.

All of the above personnel are located at VIMS, P.O. Box 1346, Gloucester Point, VA 23062.