I am glad to be back on board as lead editor for volume 14 (2012) of Environmental Practice. Congratulations to my coeditor, Kelly Tzoumis, and her guest editors for publishing a diverse and robust collection of thematic issues in 2011 (volume 13). Kelly is now engaged in strategic planning for volume 15 (2013). The March issue of volume 14 was devoted to a hot button topic: green infrastructure. I am particularly grateful to my three guest editors who did the heavy lifting to bring this issue to fruition: Jeff Mengler, senior project scientist with Cardno ENTRIX in Barrington, Illinois; Jesse Elam, AICP, senior planner with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning; and Dennis Dreher, senior consultant with Geosyntec Consultants in Oak Brook, Illinois.
(Online publication May 24 2012)
James Montgomery is an Associate Professor and Director of the Environmental Science Program at DePaul University. He holds BS and MS degrees in geology from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in soil science from Washington State University. He is currently the chair of DePaul's Sustainability initiatives Coordinating Committee (SICC). He teaches courses in environmental geology, soil science and environmental impact analysis. His research interests include wetland biogeochemistry, urban soils, campus sustainability and science education.