Courtney Arthur (she/her) is an environmental scientist with more than ten years experience addressing complex environmental issues. She specializes in natural resource damage assessment (NRDA), environmental data management, and marine pollution/debris science. Her proficiency with NRDA is built on wide-ranging case work across the United States, from complex chemical manufacturing and mining sites to diverse urban riverine sites and coastal systems. She assists federal, state, and Tribal clients in quantifying ecological injuries caused by releases of hazardous substances, implementing field studies to address data gaps, and drafting restoration plans for terrestrial and aquatic resources. Courtney utilizes her understanding of project design, ecological restoration and monitoring concepts, and performance metrics to help clients organize long-term monitoring data. Prior to joining IEc, she developed a strategic research portfolio for the NOAA Marine Debris Program focused on understanding the sources and impacts of derelict fishing gear and micro-plastic particles.
Courtney holds a B.S., cum laude, in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary, as well as a Master of Science in Marine Biology with a focus on Environmental Chemistry from the College of Charleston.