Elizabeth RhineElizabeth Rhine is a remediation biologist with Bhate Environmental Associates in Birmingham, Alabama. She has more than 25 years of professional experience focused on the characterization and remediation of impacted sites in the chemical, oil and gas, and transportation sectors. Since coming to Bhate, Elizabeth has been involved with remediation and optimization of federal sites, primarily for the US Army Corps of Engineers. She is adept at developing creative and cost-effective remediation strategies for clients to meet the objectives of project stakeholders including responsible parties, regulatory agencies, potential developers, and the public. Her work has focused primarily in groundwater remediation of sites under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), developing site conceptual models, evaluating site conditions for in situ groundwater remedies, indoor air quality, regulatory compliance, environmental liability valuations, transactional due diligence, and brownfield redevelopment. Elizabeth is the author or co-author of more than a dozen peer-reviewed technical papers and has presented at a number of conferences and universities. Elizabeth earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina in 1989 and a master's degree in business administration with an emphasis in data management in 1998.