• Ph.D. in Ecology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
  • M.A. in Ecology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
  • B.A in Biology/Chemistry, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Dr. Gentile is an ecologist whose primary interest is the design and implementation of watershed and regional-scale integrated risk assessments and the use of this information in ecosystem management and policy decisions. Dr Gentile held several positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he directed programs in: marine ecotoxicology: ocean disposal of hazardous wastes; marine water quality criteria, and the disposal of dredged materials. He was Senior Science Coordinator for EPA/ORD’s Risk Assessment Forum where his primary responsibility was the development of EPA’s Framework for Ecological Risk. He had held the position of associate editor for Human and Ecological Risk Assessment has published extensively on ecological risk and its significance, participated on numerous peer-review panels on ecological risk assessment and cumulative risks, and served as an expert witness. While Senior Research Scientist at University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Dr. Gentile participated in the US Man and the Biosphere project on ecological restoration and ecosystem management of the Everglades. Dr Gentile has participated in conduct of major ecological risk assessments in Tampa Bay, Biscayne Bay, the Coeur d'Alene River basin, and the Bay of Fundy, and Prince William Sound. Currently, he is working with the South Florida Water Management District and South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force to develop risk-based Assessment Guidance and a Strategic Science Plan for evaluating the success of the Everglades Ecosystem Restoration.