University of California
Martin Mulvihill, Ph.D

Joseph H. Guth, Ph.D., J.D.

Research Scientist
Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Phone: 510-643-9208
Office: 461 University Hall
Mail: 50 University Hall #7360
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
Email: jguth@berkeley.edu

Web: http://coeh.berkeley.edu/greenchemistry/
Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry

Full CV (pdf)

Creative Achievements

  • J.D. degree from New York University School of Law (1986)
  • Doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1983) (research focus and three publications on the mechanism of nitrogenase, a key enzyme in biological nitrogen fixation)
  • A.B. from University of California, Berkeley (1976)

Current Research Interests

Green chemistry, chemicals policy and law, including the intersection between policy development in the European Union, the United States and California; Development of decision-making structures in environmental law designed to promote long-term preservation of ecologically functioning earth systems rather than cost-benefit trade-offs of environmental quality for economic growth.


Key Publications

Guth, J., Cumulative Impacts:  Death-Knell For Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Decisions, Barry Law Review, Vol.11, pp. 23-57, (July 2009 publication of Winter 2008 issue), available at: www.sehn.org.

Guth, J., Resolving the Paradoxes of Discounting in Environmental Decisions, Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 95-114 (Winter 2009), available at: www.uiowa.edu/~tlcp/html/current_issue.html.

Guth, J., Law for the Ecological Age, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 431-512 (Spring 2008), available at: www.vjel.org/journal/pdf/VJEL10068.pdf.

Joseph H. Guth and Robert H. Burris, The Role of Mg2+ and Mn2+ In The Enzyme-Catalyzed Activation of Nitrogenase Fe Protein from Rhodospirillum rubrum, 213 Biochem. J. 741-49 (1983), available at: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=1152191&blobtype=pdf.
Joseph H. Guth and Robert H. Burris, Inhibition of Nitrogenase-Catalyzed NH3 Formation by H2, 22 Biochemistry 5111-22 (1983), available at: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/bi00291a010.

Joseph H. Guth and Robert H. Burris, Comparative Study of the Active and Inactive Forms of Dinitrogenase Reductase from Rhodospirillum Rubrum, 749 Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 91-100 (1983).


Appointments

  • Appointed Member, California Environmental Protection Agency Green Ribbon Science Panel (ongoing)
  • Appointed Member, California Environmental Protection Agency Cumulative Impacts and Precautionary
  • Approaches Workgroup (ongoing)
  • Appointed Member, US EPA National Pollution Preventions and Toxics Advisory Committee (resigned)

Honors

  • Law Review, editor, New York University School of Law (1985-86)
  • Sigma Xi, University of Wisconsin, Madison (1983)
  • Distinction in General Scholarship (cum laude) (1976)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1976)
  • Honors in Biochemistry (1976)
  • Edward Frank Kraft Prize (1973) (First Quarter Scholastic Record)