My name is Jeff Ward. I’m  a retired marine ecologist who lives in a small town on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. During my almost three decades  at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, I served as a senior research scientist and project manager, leading multidisciplinary teams within and outside of the United States that explored how human activities affect terrestrial and aquatic resources. Despite my degrees in zoology and environmental engineering, my wife tells me I am a “deep generalist,” a term that pretty much sums up how I think, what I do with my time, and how I view the world.