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Donald Yee, PhD

Senior Environmental Scientist
Clean Water Program
Bay Regional Monitoring Program
Contaminants of Emerging Concern
Watershed Monitoring and Modeling

Dr. Yee received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering and his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from M.I.T. His dissertation research focused on competitive interactions of trace metals on phytoplankton. Prior to joining SFEI in 1999, he has had experience in post-doctoral research on geochemistry and consulting in the private sector on environmental regulatory policy. Since joining SFEI, Dr. Yee has worked on various projects for the Clean Water Program. Projects for the Regional Monitoring Program included studies of atmospheric deposition of trace metals and organic contaminants to the estuary, and a survey in SF Estuary waters of VOCs, dioxins, and other priority pollutants not regularly monitored by RMP, and cores in the Bay and adjoining wetlands to examine pollutant histories and processes. His other work for SFEI has included investigations of loads of PCBs from point source dischargers, monitoring in the Grasslands Bypass Project with the US Bureau of Reclamation, and the Aquatic Pesticide Monitoring Program. Dr. Yee is also currently the SFEI QA Officer.

Related Projects, News, and Events

Bay RMP Water Monitoring Cruise: August-September 2015 (Event)

On August 26, 2015, the RMP will begin its 23rd year of water quality sampling in the San Francisco Bay. Samples will be collected from across the whole Bay: from Lower South Bay to the Delta to just outside the Golden Gate Bridge. This year the RMP is partnering with the U.S. Geological Survey to collect the samples from their research vessel RV Turning Tide. 

CD3: New Download Feature (News)

This release of CD3 features an advanced download tool for accessing all data for a project and the ability to dynamically generate Sum of PCBs.  Detailed instructions for using the tool's different features are provided in a pop-up box for easy reference. Visit to try out this new functionality!