Courtney Arthur (she/her) is an environmental scientist with more than fifteen years’ experience addressing complex environmental issues. She specializes in natural resource damage assessment (NRDA), environmental assessments, 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 ecological project design, ecological monitoring and conservation science, and performance metrics to help clients conduct a variety of environmental assessments. She is skilled at establishing highly qualified teams of experts to conduct complex analyses and develop technical reports. 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.