John Stark

Director of the Washington Stormwater Center

Washington State University

John Stark is the Director of the Washington Stormwater Center. John is also and a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences. Additionally, John is a Professor and runs the Ecotoxicology Program at WSU Puyallup. John’s research deals with protection of endangered species and ecological risk assessment of pollutants with particular emphasis on the effects of pollutants on salmon and their food. Recent projects involve determination of the effects of polluted stormwater runoff on salmon and invertebrate health. John has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals, numerous book chapters, and a book on ecological risk assessment entitled “Demographic Toxicity: Methods in Ecological Risk Assessment”.