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Jamie Holmes

Vice President and Principal Associate, Health & Environment

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Jamie Holmes is an environmental scientist and hydrologist who has worked on natural resource damage assessments (NRDAs), contaminant fate and transport analyses, surface and groundwater assessments, ecological effects assessments, and natural resource restoration planning since 1991.
Holmes has assessed habitat and groundwater damages at refineries, chemical manufacturing sites, mine sites, and nuclear sites throughout the country. He co-leads Abt’s Environmental Science and NRDA practice. He has managed NRDA activities nationwide, and co-authored expert reports assessing natural resource injuries and damages as part of the American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO) bankruptcy proceedings. He has written expert reports and provided expert testimony on groundwater and habitat injuries and damages at three sites in New Jersey and two sites on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Before Abt, Holmes was a research hydrologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. While there he worked on hydrograph separation in stormflow, geochemical mixing models, and contaminant source analyses. He has provided NRDA training to multiple trustee agencies and has presented on NRDA methods at professional meetings both in the United States and abroad.
Holmes holds an M.S. in earth sciences from Dartmouth College and a B.A. in environmental biology from Middlebury College.
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  • Natural resource damage assessments
  • Hydrology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Contaminant fate and transport
  • Hard rock mining effects on water quality
  • Detecting oil slicks with remote sensing

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