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Council Staff - Dustin Reuther


Dustin Reuther
Dustin Reuther
Science Policy Fellow

Dustin Reuther is currently serving as a Science Policy Fellow of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council). Created by the RESTORE Act of 2012, and comprised of the Governors of the five Gulf Coast States and Cabinet-level officials from six federal agencies, the RESTORE Council is responsible for restoring and protecting the natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, coastal wetlands, and economy of the Gulf Coast.

Dustin Reuther is a Science Policy Fellow with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Gulf Research Program. As a Fellow, Reuther supports science driven policy initiatives of the RESTORE Council which facilitate ecological restoration projects undertaken in conjunction with various Federal and State agencies.

Prior to this Fellowship, Reuther worked in the field of Cultural Resources Management wherein he conducted archaeological research to achieve governmental compliance for a wide array of projects undertaken by diverse clients such as the energy sector, United States Military, and ecological restoration agencies.

Reuther completed his B.A. at the University of Florida and his M.A. at the Tulane University. Currently Reuther is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Tulane University. His research focuses on the relationship between cultural heritage and coastal land loss in small coastal communities in southern Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.