John Stark is the Director of the Washington Stormwater Center at the WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center and a member of the Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel. He has undergraduate degrees in Biology and graduate degrees in Entomology. His research deals with protection of endangered species and ecological risk assessment of pollutants with particular emphasis on salmon and their food. John is also a population modeler and has developed population-level risk assessments based on matrix models and differential equation models. Recent projects involve determination of the effects of stormwater low impact development on salmon and invertebrate health and assessing the impact of pesticides on endangered butterfly species.