Derek Faust Ph.D.
I am an Instructor in the Environmental Sciences & Technology program at Clover Park Technical College. I teach courses including Critical Areas in the Environment (wetland delineation), GPS and GIS, Introduction to Ecology, General Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Orientation to Environmental Sciences, Rural Technology, Hydrology, Watershed Analysis, and Air Pollution.
I previously worked as a Research Biologist at the USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory (NGPRL). My interests include aquatic ecology, wetlands, greenhouse gases, and agricultural landscapes. My previous research efforts focused on water quality, in particular in assessing how management practices in agricultural ecosystems can be used to reduce potential agricultural stressors (e.g., nutrients, sediments, and pesticides) in adjacent aquatic ecosystems.
I am a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists (Chair of the Education Section), Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, and Soil Science Society of America. In my free time, I enjoy spending time in the outdoors camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, hunting, and fishing.
Organization : Clover Park Technical College
Chapter : Pacific Northwest Chapter
Section : Education Section