• M.S., Environmental Toxicology, University of California
  • B.S., Wildlife Biology (Aquatic option), University of Montana
“The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have.” Reinhold Messner

JR Flanders

Senior Technical Scientist
  • M.S., Environmental Toxicology, University of California
  • B.S., Wildlife Biology (Aquatic option), University of Montana
“The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have.” Reinhold Messner

JR Flanders is an environmental toxicologist with 20 years of experience implementing technical/legal strategies at high profile sediment and upland sites for clients in the US, EU, Middle East, and Asia. JR’s scientific background is mercury biogeochemistry and has expanded to include environmental forensics of PCBs and PAHs in aquatic systems. He has used his understanding of analytical chemistry to provide accurate measurements of site footprints in the environment. JR currently supports a number of clients in allocation projects throughout the US. In addition, JR has led the design and completion of watershed-level baseline ecological risk assessments and fate and transport studies, and statistically based monitoring programs for remedial effectiveness. On upland sites, JR has used his understanding of mercury analytical and speciation techniques to focus areas of investigation and reduce remedial footprints. He has served as project leader on several large high profile impacted waterways, including the South River, Columbia River, Anacostia River, Mohawk River, and various sites within the Newark Bay complex. JR also presents in peer-reviewed journals and at national conferences and has served as editor for peer-reviewed journals (ES&T, Environmental Pollution).

Key Expertise

  • Litigation and allocation support
  • Chemical forensics of PCBs and PAHs
  • Remedy effectiveness of mercury and PCB-contaminated aquatic systems
  • Ecological risk assessment/toxicology/Natural resource damage
  • Mercury analytic and speciation techniques