|Jan 26, 2016 version of Thom Hardy’s CV
Meadows Professor of Environmental Flows, Department of Biology
Chief Science Officer, Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
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Page 29 of 31 from 01/26/16:
Page 27 of 29 from 2/14/14:
The problem is the two CVs, one CV dated Feb 14, 2014 (right) and one CV dated Jan 26, 2016 (left) — for the same professor — Dr Thomas Hardy — do not match with respect to:
– Who is the Principal Investigator [Hardy is listed as the Sole Principal Investigator on most of the 46 grants in the 2016-01-26 version (left, above)]
– Who are the Co-PIs? [“Sansom/Hardy” and “Hardy/Sansom” are listed as Co-PIs for many of the 29 grants in the 2014-02-14 version (right, above)]
There is also the problem of the additional $50,000 that appears on “Year 1” of the “UHCL HCP Texas Wild Rice” grant in the 2014 version, that is omitted in the 2016 version, reducing the grant down to $448,588. What happened to that $50,000?
Even if Hardy says the later version is correct, why has he omitted his co-PIs in this newer version? The two versions of the resumes should match identically for the same time period. The fact that the two CVs show different information as to who the “PI/Co-PI listed SAP” are, for the same time frame, indicates a problem.
Points to note:
- Texas Wild Rice only grows in San Marcos; and
- Univ of Houston-Clear Lake appears to have been performing research studies along the San Marcos River since 2013 that do not appear to be referenced in other researchers’ literature, for example in Dr Hardy’s 2015 reports to the City of San Marcos. Why?
But perhaps the most peculiar aspect relates to what the City of San Marcos public records show, in that the City of San Marcos appears to be paying University of Houston-Clear Lake large amounts of money to conduct Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) HCP tasks:
|04/22/2015||UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON‐CLEAR LAKE||021 EAA‐ILA‐NON‐NATIVE PLANT||$27,405.45|
|04/22/2015||UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON‐CLEAR LAKE||021 EAA‐ILA‐WILD RICE ENHANCE||$17,314.50|
|04/22/2015||UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON‐CLEAR LAKE||022 EAA‐ILA‐NON‐NATIVE PLANT||$23,830.83|
|04/22/2015||UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON‐CLEAR LAKE||022 EAA‐ILA‐WILD RICE ENHANCE||$15,172.50|
|10/13/2015 UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON‐CLEAR LAKE||027 EAA‐ILA‐NON‐NATIVE PLANT||$67,110.69|
|10/13/2015 UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON‐CLEAR LAKE||027 EAA‐ILA‐SEDIMENT REMOVAL||$58,721.85|
|10/13/2015 UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON‐CLEAR LAKE||027 EAA‐ILA‐WILD RICE ENHANCE||$41,944.18|
|10/13/2015 UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON‐CLEAR LAKE||028 EAA‐ILA‐NON‐NATIVE PLANT||$11,519.10|
|10/13/2015 UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON‐CLEAR LAKE||028‐A EAA‐ILA‐MANAGEMENT KEY||$44,658.77|
|10/13/2015 UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON‐CLEAR LAKE||028‐A EAA‐ILA‐SEDIMENT REMOVAL||$28,648.09|
|10/13/2015 UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON‐CLEAR LAKE||028‐A EAA‐ILA‐WILD RICE ENHANCE||$22,764.14|
So it would appear that the City of San Marcos is paying the University of Houston on behalf of the Edwards Aquifer Authority for tasks to be completed as part of the over-arching Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP.) Univ of Houston-Clear Lake then sends the City of San Marcos’ money back to Texas State University, located in San Marcos, TX!
Thom Hardy ultimately received $1,411,551 in grants that supposedly came from Univ of Houston-Clear Lake, but appear to actually be originating from the public’s money held by the City of San Marcos. And all of this is to satisfy the City of San Marcos’ requirements (and possibly Texas State University’s requirements) as major landowners of the springs that create the San Marcos River, and the riverfront property of the area’s Federally-protected Critical Habitat.
The City of San Marcos paid approximately $585,000 to the Univ of Houston-Clear Lake in calendar-year 2015, and Thom Hardy as the Principal Investigator received a grant of $516,813 from the Univ of Houston-Clear Lake.
Why is the City of San Marcos sending this kind of money to the Univ of Houston-Clear Lake, who then turns around and sends the money back to Texas State University — all for the study Texas Wild Rice (according to Thom Hardy’s CVs) which only grows in the City of San Marcos?