Mark S. Laska, PhD
Dr. Laska is President, Founder, and CEO of Great Ecology, an ecological consulting group, specializing in planning, restoration, and redevelopment of natural and urban environments through sustainable solutions. He has more than 25 years of post-doctoral experience as an ecological restoration practitioner and has focused his company on improving the health and functionality of wetland, riparian, intertidal, and upland ecosystems, conducting more than 1,000 projects since 2001. This includes projects throughout the world that total well over 100,000 acres of wetlands that have been evaluated, created, enhanced, restored and/or permanently protected. High profile wetland project sites Dr. Laska has been involved with include Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Croton Water Treatment Plant in New York City, Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, Woodbridge Waterfront Park in New Jersey, and supporting restoration planning after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, among others.