Terry Bousquet

Principal Research Scientist
West Coast Regional Center – Corvallis, OR


Terry Bousquet is a Principal Research Scientist based in the Western Region since 1980. Over the years, she has 1) developed analytical methods specific to the pulp and paper industry, 2) evaluated performance of regulatory analytical methods in pulp and paper waste waters, 3) assisted mill environmental managers with sampling and analytical plans, including selecting, contracting, and auditing contract laboratories for effluent guidelines parameters, 4) helped manage a 104 mill study to evaluate dioxin in pulp and paper mill waste waters, sludge, and pulps; and 5) developed quality assurance / quality control (QA/QC) programs associated with environmental studies.

NCASI has been engaged in assessments of indicator bacteria in pulp mill effluents for over 40 years; Terry has been tracking indicator bacteria advances for NCASI members since 2004. Currently, Terry helps pulp and paper mills and wood products facilities to address site-specific bacteriological issues, including: 1) interferences with indicator test methods, 2) Klebsiella contributions to fecal coliform measurements, 3) biochemical species identification, 4) qPCR technologies for enterococcus and bacteroides. As a result of this work, Terry has provided technical information to several state agencies that are developing indicator bacteria monitoring requirements in mill NPDES permits.


Professional M.S. in Environmental Science, Oregon State University
B.S. in Biology (Minor in Chemistry), Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison, NJ)

Awards and Career Highlights

Member of the Standard Methods Review Committee

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