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Alexander R Totten

Alexander Totten is a Biologist at the Upper Midwest Water Science Center.

Alexander Totten received his bachelors of science in environmental biology from Ferris State University in 2015 and has been a research scientist ever since. He has
a general interest in surface water hydrology. Alexander started working at the USGS in 2011 as a student supporting work conducted by the Lansing USGS research office and the Michigan Bacteriological Research Laboratory (MIBaRL). In 2015, Alexander became a full-time employee focused on the development of water quality assessment and loading in streams across Michigan primarily the Trenton Channel and Detroit River. Currently, Alexander continues to work with his team to develop water quality in tributaries throughout Michigan to understand their general water quality and constituent contributions to our Great Lakes.

Professional Experience

  • 2011 – 2015 U.S. Geological Survey, USGS Michigan Water Science Center, Student Trainee

  • 2015 – Present U.S. Geological Survey, USGS Upper Midwest Science Center, Biologist

Education and Certifications

  • B.S. 2015, Ferris State University, Environmental Biology

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