Edward G. Gatliff, Ph.D.
Dr. Gatliff began working in the environmental industry in 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 continued to lead the nation in the commercial implementation of phytoremediation programs, with dozens of successful projects throughout the world.
Dr. Gatliff earned his Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was formerly the 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. Dr. Gatliff passed away in February of 2021, but his work in the field of phytoremediation lives on.