Archive of Author | West Marrin

D.L. Marrin (nickname West) is an applied scientist specializing in biogeochemistry, water resources and aquatic ecology. He is a consultant, R&D strategist, and former adjunct professor at San Diego State University. He lectures on water quality, resource footprints, hydromimicry and the water-energy-food nexus. He also works with artists in utilizing spatial/temporal patterns to communicate science and develop functional art. West has a Ph.D. in water resources from the University of Arizona, and B.S and M.S. degrees in the biological and environmental sciences from the University of California.

www.watersciences.org

Articles with West Marrin


Perspectives on altering our perceptions of water

“The challenges we face with water are largely a consequence of how we perceive it in postmodern industrialized societies. Despite the myriad ways that water connects us to the world, our management and engineering of it seldom reflects that realization. Whereas expanding our perceptions of water may appear to be a relatively simple task, there are biological and behavioral factors that complicate our capacity and inclination to do so. Given the complex processes and systems that govern water in nature, our mimicking its patterns could supplement our comprehending or predicting them. ”

D.L. Marrin (nickname West) is an applied scientist specializing in biogeochemistry, water resources and aquatic ecology.