Meg Sedlak

Meg Sedlak
RMP Program Director
Environmental Scientist
Meg Sedlak received a B.A. degree in Geology from Carleton, College in Northfield, MN and a M.S. degree in Water Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her master’s thesis was a study of the dehalogenation of polychlorinated biphenyls in sediments. Prior to joining SFEI in 2004, Meg Sedlak worked for an engineering consulting firm providing assistance to industrial clients on regulatory compliance issues and fate and transport modeling. Ms. Sedlak also has held positions at: the Swiss Federal Institute of Environmental Science and Technology where she conducted laboratory research on the fate of tributyltins; Resources for the Future where she evaluated environmental policies on hazardous waste; and the US Forest Service where she served as a trail ranger in the Chugach National Forest (Alaska). At SFEI, Ms. Sedlak assists with the management of the Regional Monitoring Program.
Publication List

News and Notables:

Jan-11-15 | Media | Featured

Chemistry World, Scientific American, KRCB North Bay Public Radio, and others tackled the story featured on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle. With respect to the family of chemicals called PBDEs, there appears to be some very good news to report.

Nov-17-14 | Publications and Reports

The RMP Update provides a concise overview of recent RMP activities and findings, and a look ahead to significant products anticipated in the next two years. In a new "ebook" format, accessible on any browser, the RMP Update now offers new ways to interact with report content.

Sep-29-14 | Coordination and Collaboration

SFEI participated in Chinese Whispers: Bay Chronicles, a project combining science, art, and community. The project, led by Chinese Whispers creative director Rene Yung, retraces the history of Chinese shrimp fishing in San Francisco Bay, through sailings on the Grace Quan, a 43-foot replica of a 19th century Chinese fishing shrimp junk, to former shrimp fishing sites around the Bay.

Mar-08-14 | Media

RMP Scientist Meg Sedlak is interviewed for a San Francisco Chronicle article about PFOS, the primary ingredient in Scotchgard, which is found in high concentrations in San Francisco Bay seals.

Nov-01-13 | Publications and Reports

This RMP publication was distributed as an insert in the October 2013 issue of Estuary News, published by the San Francisco Estuary Partnership. The article summarizes the history of the RMP and describes how the Program has evolved over the past 20 years.

Oct-29-13 | Events and Appearances

This year, the RMP Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the San Francisco Estuary Partnership's biennial State of the Estuary Conference. The conference will be held at the Oakland Marriott in downtown Oakland on October 29th and 30th. The theme for the two-day meeting is “20/20 Visions – Past Reflections, Future Directions.”

Mar-19-12 | Publications and Reports

This report details the 2010 water, sediment and bivalve monitoring effort for the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary.

Jan-31-12 | Publications and Reports | Featured

The RMP has released the electronic edition of the 2011 Pulse of the Estuary. The theme of this edition is Pollutant Effects on Aquatic Life, and the report includes articles on phytoplankton, fish, birds, and seals, as well as a detailed look at the water quality element of the recent State of the Bay Report.

Dec-02-11 | Publications and Reports

Meg Sedlak and Denise Greig (of the Marine Mammal Center) published an article on perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in seals and cormorants in the San Francisco Bay.

Feb-28-11 | Publications and Reports

This report details the 2009 water and sediment monitoring effort for the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary.