William F Precht


Since completing his graduate degree from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Mr. Precht has specialized in the assessment, monitoring, restoration, and rehabilitation of various coastal resources, especially coral reef, seagrass, mangrove, and marsh systems. His contributions to the professional and academic ecological sciences community are nationally and internationally recognized, particularly in regard to historical ecology and the application of ecological principals to coastal restoration. Bill’s work draws upon significant, state-of-the-art research experience in field studies and theoretical analysis.
Mr. Precht also serves as an Adjunct Faculty to Northeastern University's Three Seas - East/West Marine Biology Program where he teaches a course in coral reef ecology every winter quarter (on-going, annually since 1988). Through this program, Bill has trained many of the world’s premiere coral reef scientists. In 2006 he completed the first-ever book on coral reef restoration, entitled "Coral Reef Restoration Handbook – The Rehabilitation of an Ecosystem under Siege" published by CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Bill has also been featured in two award winning nationally broadcast documentaries on coral reefs.

Conservation Biology Ecology Ecosystem Science Environmental Sciences Marine Biology Paleontology

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Director, Marine and Coastal programs

Dial Cordy and Associates, Inc.
August 2012
Mr. Precht is the Director of Marine and Coastal Programs for DC&A. He is responsible for business development, strategic partnerships, technical oversight, and project management of a diverse array of projects including but not limited to environmental impact analyses, natural resource damage assessments, ecological monitoring protocols, protected species surveys, habitat management plans, wetland mitigation design, and all forms of environmental permitting services. He specializes in the assessment, restoration and monitoring of impacted coastal resources; especially coral reef, seagrass, mangrove, marsh, and estuarine systems. In addition to strong technical and project management skills, he has extensive experience in team building and coordinating multidisciplinary scientific programs. In summary, Bill brings a unique blend of talents that enhance and strengthen the firm’s capabilities in conserving, restoring, and rehabilitating resources throughout Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and Pacific regions.

Adjunct Faculty, Three Seas Marine Biology Program

Northeastern University
January 1988


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