Adam Moody


Adam Moody is a Chemist at the Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC).  Adam is currently a graduate student at the University of Missouri working on his Ph.D. in Soil Science.  Adam received a M.S. degree in Chemistry and a B.S. degree in Earth Science, both from George Mason University, prior to arriving at CERC.  Since joining the USGS in 2013, Adam has devoted his career to researching the presence, distribution and fate of environmental organic contaminants in various environmental matrices (water, sediment, tissues, etc.) and specializes in the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of chromatography (both gas and liquid) and mass spectrometry instrumentation systems.  Presently, his research focuses on the occurrence of veterinary antibiotics and estrogens in livestock wastes and processes that limit the transport and enhance the degradation of these chemicals in vegetated buffer strips.


Ph.D. Soil Science , University of Missouri, presently ongoing
M.S. Chemistry, George Mason University, 2013
B.S. Earth Science, George Mason University, 2007

Professional Experience

2013-present Chemist, USGS-Columbia Environmental Research Center, Columbia, MO