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Peter Tango, Ph.D.

Peter Tango is the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Coordinator at the USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center.

Peter was hooked on science ever since a 5th grade teacher inspired him to start a birding life list. That was 1976. A passion for science and maintaining the birding life list continues! Peter's degree work in forest biology (BS), wildlife science (MS) and fisheries management (PhD) supports his position with the USGS (Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Coordinator)

Professional Experience

  • 2020 to present: Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Coordinator, USGS

    Additional coordination duties for the newly formed Hypoxia Collaborative and 4-dimensional water quality estimator development team.

  • 2021-22 Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Program STAC Workshop on Advanced Water Quality Monitoring

  • 2020-present Mentoring Ph.D. student Shannon Smith, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Fisheries Science focus

  • 2020-present Serving on the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Applied Research in the Environment NRT Advisory Board at University of Maryland Baltimore College, NSF funded grant program. 

  • 2020 April-July: Acting Deputy Director for Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, USGS. 120 day detail.

  • 2007 to present: Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Coordinator, USGS.
     

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Fisheries Science, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1999

  • M.S. Wildlife Management, West Virginia University, 1986

  • B.S. Forest Biology, Magna Cum Laude, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1984

  • 2020 April-July: Acting Deputy Director for Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, USGS. 120 day detail

  • 2007 to present: Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Coordinator, USGS

  • Coordinator for Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific, Technical Assessment and Reporting Team, 2010-present

  • Coordinator for National and Regional Assessment Team leader – USGS MD/DE/DC office, 2010 – present

  • Chair – Chesapeake Bay Program Criteria Assessment Protocols Workgroup, 2007-present

  • Maryland Sea Grant Academic Advisor

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