ORCA Ocean Research and Conservation Association
 
 

STAFF BIOGRAPHIES


 
CURRICULUM VITAE

Beth Falls, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
bfalls@teamorca.org


Dr. Beth Falls received her Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from the University of Florida in 1993 where she conducted research to identify, standardize and test biochemical parameters to assess nutritional status in humans. She worked as an assistant professor at Virginia Tech University for five years before returning to her home state of Florida and joining the staff at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution. Beth has over ten years of basic science laboratory experience and she has directed many undergraduate and graduate students in laboratory research.

Dr. Falls met and worked with Edie at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution where she was the Deputy Director of Education. Beth joined the ORCA team in September 2008, and under her guidance, ORCA has developed their FAST program (Fast Assessment of Sediment Toxicity)- a rapid, inexpensive method for monitoring marine pollution. Beth was raised in Florida and has a deep love for its oceans and beaches. She is now raising her daughter in Florida and is thrilled to work with Edie on her cutting-edge research to monitor water quality as a vital step to saving the world’s oceans.



 

ORCA IS DEDICATED TO THE PROTECTION & RESTORATION OF AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS &
THE SPECIES THEY SUSTAIN THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
& SCIENCE BASED CONSERVATION ACTION.
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"ORCA has a clear understanding of the challenges they need to tackle now, as well as a well thought out plan for applying the technology of Kilroy into meaningful conservation efforts."
-Alexandra Cousteau
Global Water Advocate


DID YOU KNOW?
Plastic waste kills up to 1 million sea birds, 100,000 sea mammals and countless fish each year. Plastic remains in our ecosystem for years.