Christopher Reich is the Deputy Center Director for the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center.
In my Deputy CD role I support Center operations and provide administrative and managerial leadership to the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC).
Prior to this role I served as the Marine Operations Manager and was responsible for the planning, execution, and management of the SPCMSC marine technical program.
In my science support role from 1991 to 2013, I was involved in various multi-disciplinary research activities including research investigating the geologic history (Pleistocene to recent) of the Florida Keys, Florida Bay and Everglades conducted through core collection, interpretation, and publication. I was also involved in implementing and executing geological (sediment and rock coring), geophysical (seismic and electrical resistivity), and geochemical (inorganic nutrients and radon and radium isotopes) studies for identifying location and quantity of submarine groundwater discharge along coastal and marine systems.
U.S. Geological Survey, Deputy Center Director, St. Petersburg Florida, 2017-present
U.S. Geological Survey, Marine Operations and Facilities Manager, St. Petersburg, FL, 2014-2017
U.S. Geological Survey, Geologist, St. Petersburg, FL, 1991-2013
Education and Certifications
M.S. - Geology (1995), Univ. of South Florida, Geology Department
B.S. - Marine Science (1991), Eckerd College