JonLindberg_Bio

Quote To Live By: “Listen to the mustn’ts, child.  Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me…  Anything can happen, child.  Anything can be.” – Shel Silverstein

Expertise:

  • Ecological Risk Assessments
  • Human Health Assessments
  • Wildlife Desktop Modeling
  • Toxicological Analysis of Contaminants
  • Bioaccumulation Factors for Wildlife

  • Full Profile

    Jon has been performing human health and ecological risk assessments for the past 18 years and has been the primary author of more than 100 human health and ecological risk assessment projects. While coordinating these risk assessment efforts he has been responsible for data organization, development of contaminant of potential concern (COPC) and remedial goal objectives (RGO) endpoint tables, development of site-specific (i.e., Tier 2) protective concentration levels (PCLs), statistical analysis of site data, wildlife desktop modeling, toxicological analysis of contaminants, development of site-specific bioaccumulation factors for wildlife, developing risk-based corrective action (RBCA) clean-up goals, and leading an ecological technical team tasked with determining potential ecological impacts associated with a Department of Energy nuclear facility. Jon has performed risk assessments for projects in Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, California, Tennessee, Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, and Florida. He is also a certified wetland delineator.

    Education

    • Master of Environmental Science (M. En,), Applied Ecology and Biological Conservation, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio,1997
    • Bachelor of Arts, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1994

    Certifications and Training

    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Permitting Training (Nashville, TN) (2015)
    • 38 Hour U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Training Program (Columbus, Ohio) (2013)
    • OSHA 40-hour Hazardous Waste Site Operations Training (current through 2018)
    • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Short Courses:
    • Modeling Fate and Effects of Pollutants with AQUATOX Release 3 (2010)
    • Sediment Toxicity Testing: Methods to Achieve Strong Data Sets and Interpret Results (2008)
    • Environmental Chemistry for Non-Chemists (2007)
    • Gene Expression, Proteomics, and Microarrays and their Respective Informatic Approaches to Address Ecotoxicological Issues (2006)
    • Applied Environmental Statistics (2005)
    • Assessing Ecological Risk in Contaminated Soil (2000)
    • Technical Writing Short Course
    • Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) Rule Short Course (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality [TCEQ] Trade Fair, Austin, TX)

    Key Experience

    Numerous U.S. Department of Defense Sites, U.S. Department of Energy Site, Private Sector Site

    Lead Risk Assessor

    Jon has been the lead risk assessor for more than 30 human health and 100 ecological risk assessments for numerous U.S. Department of Defense sites, a U.S. Department of Energy site, and a private sector site (Atlantic Richfield Company) in 10 states and five EPA regions. Tasks involved with conducting these risk assessments include data and statistical analysis, (human health and ecological) receptor modeling, quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) of data, manuscript drafting, and manuscript review.

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    Principal Ecologist

    Jon was the principal ecologist on team research effort to determine risk assessment impacts of woody energy crops on environment, in particular the use of hardwood monocrops by breeding birds. He developed effective methods to characterize bird use by identifying and assigning appropriate life-history traits to species (e.g., migratory strategy, habitat association, etc.).   Jon gathered bird and habitat data during the 1997 and 1998 field seasons at the study sites near Franklin, Virginia. The field data were then analyzed using statistical (e.g., ANOVA, multiple repression, etc.) and descriptive (e.g., Excel tables and graphs) techniques to investigate the associations between bird community patterns and tree crop stand characteristics.

    Publications and Presentations

    Long, L.J., M. Gunderson, and J.E. Lindberg, 2012, “Use of Snap Samplers for Groundwater Sampling in Vicinity of Nesting Bald Eagles”, Poster Presentation for the Society of Risk Analysis (SRA), San Francisco, CA, December.

    Lindberg, J.E., 2008, “Investigating Groundwater Perchlorate Expression in Wetland Plants in the Southeastern United States”, Poster Presentation for SETAC, Tampa, FL, November.

    Lindberg, J.E. and M. Weisberg, 2007, “Development and Use of Site-Specific Bioaccumulation Factors in a Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment at Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant, Karnack, Texas”, Poster Presentation for the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November.

    M. Weisberg and J.E. Lindberg, 2007, “An Example of EcoPRG Calculations and Use at a Department of Defense CERCLA Site in Texas”, Poster Presentation for Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November.

    Lindberg, J.E. and M. Weisberg, 2006, “Development of a Food Chain Model for Estimating Risk to Wildlife Receptors at Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant, Karnack, Texas”, Poster Presentation for Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Montreal, Canada, November.

    M. Weisberg and J.E. Lindberg, 2006, “Estimating Hazards to Terrestrial Wildlife Receptors from Chromium and Issues Associated with Speciation”, Poster Presentation for Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Montreal, Canada, November.

    Lindberg, J.E. and M. Weisberg, 2005, “Development and Use of Biological Uptake Factors in Small Mammals at Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant, Karnack, Texas”, Poster Presentation for Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Baltimore, Maryland, November.

    Lindberg, J. E., V. R. Tolbert, A. Schiller, and J. Hanowski, 1998, “Determining Biomass Crop Management Strategies to Enhance Habitat Value for Wildlife,” Proceedings of the 8th National Bioenergy Conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

    Tolbert, V. R., J. Hanowski, W. Hoffman, A. Schiller, D. Christian, and J. Lindberg, 1997, “Changes in Bird Community Composition in Response to Growth Changes in Short-Rotation Woody Crop Plantings,” Proceedings of the 3rd Biomass Conference of the Americas, Volume 1, pp. 341-349, Montreal, Quebec, August 24-29.

    Tolbert, V. R., J. Lindberg, T. H. Green, R. Malik, W. E. Bandaranayake, J. D. Joslin, F. C. Thorton, D. D. Tyler, A. E. Houston, D. Pettry, S. Schoenholtz, B. R. Bock, and C. C. Trettin, 1997, “Soil and Water Implications of Herbaceous and Woody Energy Crops,” Proceedings of the IEA Meeting, Brasimone, Italy, October.