Dr. David Wright is the President of Environmental Research Services. Dr. Wright has a long and impressive history as an Environmental Toxicologist with a niche expertise in the testing of ballast water discharge for enforcement of the International Ballast Water Convention standards. His company, Environmental Research Services (ERS), is primarily involved with providing information and biological and chemical analytical services. He has worked in the field of physiological effects of trace metals and petroleum hydrocarbons; toxicity bioassays; environmental risk assessments; effects of UV light on aquatic organisms; physical/chemical anti-fouling strategies; control of non-indigenous aquatic species; natural product biocides; and water treatment technologies. In 2010 he was Senior Scientist aboard two vessels monitoring the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a career spanning more than forty years he has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers and books on aspects of environmental physiology and toxicology involving trace metals, petroleum hydrocarbons and non-indigenous species control.
He holds three patents on water treatment technology.