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Stacey A Archfield

My current research is focused on understanding hydrologic change for water resources applications. I also maintain an interest in the use of statistical approaches to characterize hydrologic information at unmonitored locations. 


  • Co-Editor, Hydrologic Sciences Journal (2018-Present)
  • Associate Editor, Water Resources Research (2017-Present)
  • Editor, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (2012-Present)


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University, 2009
  • Master of Science, Geosystems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001
  • Bachelor of Science, Geology, Northeastern University, 1999 (Minor in Mathematics)


  • U.S. Geological Survey, Integrated Modeling and Prediction Division. Research Hydrologist, 2017-Present
  • U.S. Geological Survey, National Research Program (Dissolved in 2017). Research Hydrologist, 2013-2017
  • U.S. Geological Survey, Massachusetts-Rhode Island Water Science Center
    • Research Hydrologist, 2008-2013
    • Hydrologist (Project Chief), 2004-2008
    • Hydrologist, 1998-2004
  • Tufts University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Research Assistant, 2004-2009
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Earth Resources Laboratory. Research Assistant, 2001
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Space Geodesy Group. Research Associate, 1999


  • University of Bristol, College of Engineering, United Kingdom, March-April 2013
  • Vienna University of Technology, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, Austria, April-May 2013


  • 2014 Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Water Resources Research (2015)
  • Archfield and Vogel [2010] paper featured in the EOS Research Spotlight. Papers featured in the Research Spotlight are selected by the editors of the 18 journals published by the American Geophysical Union. Only 3 to 4 papers are selected bi-weekly to be featured. (2011)
  • Hirsch, Moyer and Archfield [2010] paper selected as one of four finalists for the William R. Boggess Award. This award is given to a paper published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association that best describes, delineates, or analyzes a major problem or aspect of water resources from either a theoretical, applied, or philosophical standpoint. (2011)
  • Selected to deliver the 2010 U.S. Geological Survey Chief Hydrologist Seminar (2010)
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (2009)
  • Tufts University Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Littleton Professional Promise Award (2009)
  • Northeastern University Student Commencement Speaker (1999)
  • Northeastern University Student Body President (1997-1998)