Dan Smith
Field/Laboratory Technician IV

Dan is one of GLEC’s most versatile technicians in both laboratory and field environments.  He routinely performs sediment and aquatic toxicity testing at GLEC’s Traverse City laboratory and supports quality control and laboratory accreditation activities.  In the field, Dan has worked as a field crew member for the EPA NARS National Rivers and Streams Assessment, the Michigan DEQ, and other clients conducting electrofishing, habitat assessments, macroinvertebrate and periphyton collection, and water quality sampling.  For the National Coastal Conditions Assessment, Dan helped develop underwater video field methods along with standard water quality and biological survey activities.  Dan has a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Michigan State University.


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GLEC operates one of only a few U.S. laboratories accredited for whole sediment toxicity testing. GLEC also maintains NELAP accreditation for chlorophyll and nutrient chemistry testing.

Great Lakes Environmental Center

739 Hastings Street
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 941-2230
Fax: (231) 941-2240