RESUME: Edward G. Gatliff, Ph.D.

President

Dr. Gatliff has been active in the environmental industry since 1987, primarily applying his understanding of vegetation and agronomic principles to remediate contaminated soil and ground water. In the fall of 1990 he conceived an engineered approach for utilizing trees to remediate deep soil and ground water, now known as the TreeMediation® approach. With the implementation of a TreeMediation program in the fall of 1991, he became the pioneer in the use of phytoremediation to clean up deep soil and groundwater. Through Applied Natural Sciences, Dr. Gatliff continues to lead the nation in the commercial implementation of phytoremediation programs, with over 20 projects in progress and many more pending.

Dr. Gatliff earned his Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was formerly Research Director for Servi-Tech, Inc., the world’s largest agricultural consulting and testing firm; as well as the Analytical Sciences Division Director for Bowser-Morner, Inc., an environmental and geotechnical engineering and testing firm.

Research Highlights:

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Project Manager of multi-disciplinary environmental assessment and remediation efforts of agricultural chemical affected sites in Illinois, Wisconsin, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Oklahoma. Developed and supervised the remediation strategy of soil contaminated with agricultural fertilizers and chemicals utilizing bioremediation techniques including the TreeMediation program.

 

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Researched the fate of fertilizer phosphorus and nitrogen placed at various depths in the soil and taken up by plants. Radioactive isotope of phosphorus and a stable isotope of nitrogen were utilized in the evaluation.

 

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Directed and conducted regional (High Plains) agricultural and environmental field and laboratory research.

 

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Laboratory experimentation in the movement and fate of Chromium (VI) in various soils.

 

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Researched pesticide degradation in the soil for a variety of agricultural chemicals.

 

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Statistician and Computer Programmer for the development of appropriate statistical techniques for the analysis of soil and ground water data.

 

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Developed a prototype of a modified electrophoretic process for extracting chemicals from soils.

Report & Article Highlights:

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Evaluation of the TreeMediation program as a soil and groundwater remediation approach with pesticides and fertilizer products as target contaminants. (1993)

 

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Environmental Audit of PCB's and nitrogen in soils and ground water at a manufacturing facility in Oklahoma. Included temporal evaluation of ground water quality, inventory of existing PCB contamination as well as potential areas of contamination based on historical information. (1992)

 

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Nyer, E.K. and E.G.Gatliff. 1996. Phytoremediation. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation 16(1):58-62

 

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"Say It With Trees", October, 1993, Soils, Group III Communications, Inc., Publishers

 

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"Natural Approach Adopted for Remediation", December, 1993, Environmental Protection, Stevens Publishing Co., Inc., Publishers

 

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"Innovative Vegetative Remediation Process Using Trees Offers Advantages Over Traditional Pump and Treat Technologies", May, 1994, Remediation Journal, Executive Enterprises, Publishers, Volume 4, No. 3.