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J. Lewis Decell

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Honorary Member

Phone: (601) ***-****  
Local Address:  Mississippi , United States
The Aquatic Plant Management Society Inc
7922 NW 71 St Street
Gainesville , Florida 32653
United States

Company Description: The Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc. is an international organization of scientists, educators, students, commercial pesticide applicators, administrators,...   more

Employment History

  • President
    South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Society
  • President
    Mid-South Aquatic Plant Management Society
  • President
    National Aquatic Plant Management Society
  • First Executive Director
    Aquatic Ecosystem Research Foundation

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MS , Environmental Engineering Sciences
    University of Florida
  • BS , Civil Engineering
    Mississippi State University
Web References
J. Lewis Decell | Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc., 28 Dec 2014 [cached]
> Society > Awards > J. Lewis Decell
J. Lewis Decell received his BS in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University and his MS in Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida, conducting additional graduate work at the University of Michigan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1973, Mr. Decell was placed in charge of the Corps of Engineers (COE) Aquatic Plant Control Program's research. As founder and architect of the COE developing research, he formed the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program and directed to national prominence funding research at the Waterways Experiment Station as well as various universities throughout the US, Australia and England. Mr. Decell instituted and instilled the concept of environmentally compatible aquatic control measures throughout the COE APCRP programs.
Mr. Decell instituted various cooperative research agreements with federal agencies, universities and industry. He served as the first Executive Director of the Aquatic Ecosystem Research Foundation (AERF) and served as President of the National Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS), the South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Society (SCAPMS) and the Mid-South Aquatic Plant Management Society (MSAPMS). He is an Honorary Member of the APMS, SCAPMS, and the MSAPMS.
Mr. Decell received numerous Corps of Engineer, National and State and Industry awards, including a Distinguished Service Award presented by the Secretary of Agriculture in 1991.
In addition to the serving as National Program Manager of the APCRP, Mr. Decell served as National Program Manager of COE Water Quality Research Program (WQRP) and the COE Natural Resources Research Program (NRRP).
Mr. Decell retired from the COE in 1995. He resides in Vicksburg, MS.
APMS Award Recipients, 9 Nov 2010 [cached]
J. Lewis Decell (2004)
Aquatic Plant Management Society, 2 July 2012 [cached]
J. Lewis Decell
APMS Officers and Directors, 11 Aug 2002 [cached]
Lewis Decell
SCAPMS Member of the Year, 12 Dec 2012 [cached]
Lewis Decell (1997)
Lewis Decell (1990)
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