Envirofusion: Walter H. Adey
Walter Adey received his B.S. in Geophysics from MIT, performed graduate studies at MIT and Harvard in Paleontology and Biology, and obtained his Ph.D. in Marine Botany and Geology from the University of Michigan. Since 1977, he has been the Director of the Marine Systems Laboratory at the Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Adey is an associate editor for Restoration Ecology and The Journal of Ecological Engineering. He has authored numerous publications including the book Dynamic Aquaria: Building Living Ecosystems, and has developed several exhibits and operational mesocosm systems. His technology, the Algal Turf Scrubber (ATS) has been used in Biosphere II, the Great Barrier Reef aquarium in Australia, the Florida everglades and a variety of municipal wastewater treatment plants.