Director, Division of Sustainability and Environment
Daniel Perkins, Ph.D. has more than 15 years of combined industry and consulting experience in environmental and natural resources science. While a large portion of his experience deals with regulatory- and compliance-oriented water quality issues, his interests, experience, and passions extend into diverse fields, such as: sustainability and stewardship science, conservation metrics, incentives, and markets and associated ecological, habitat, biodiversity, and endangered species characterization and protection.
As an essential part of our approach, we imagine a future leading to the best outcomes for our partners and our mission.
We incorporate necessary talent, technical skill, and discipline to every project we complete, including: hydrology, wetland science, geoinformatics & GIS, and data analysis and visualization.
Strategy and Partnership
The need for scientific solutions is predicated on regulation and policy. We have experience to put work products in context with emerging and current regulation and policy in context with current and emerging regulation and ecosystem markets.
Through partnerships, coalitions, associations, and previous projects, we are networked with: State grower groups, Illinois farm bureau, Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership, American Farmland Trust, Conservation Technology Innovation Center, National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, Agricultural chemical companies, and top-tier Universities.
We can bring a depth of experience to any potential project related to pesticide and agricultural product safety assessment, environmental risk and conservation assessment, registration risk, and emerging regulations in NAFTA, LATAM, Brazil, and the EU.
Our professionals have led primary scientific and stewardship product safety support efforts for one of the leading agrochemicals in the market. We spearheaded development of the largest drinking water and stream (ecological) pesticide monitoring database in the US, using a multidisciplinary team to synthesize, analyze, and model data from the highest quality multi-state pesticide water quality monitoring programs in the country.
We have also developed and implemented multi-state surface and groundwater nutrient monitoring networks to advance understanding of the role of 'on-the-ground' conservation practices and associated water quality trends and improvement. In conjunction with monitoring data collection, we conducted modeling and analysis of associated monitoring data and model performance to synthesize, explain, and support monitoring data. These programs and analyses were designed to help agricultural stakeholders make better decisions about what practices might results in the most improvement in water quality.