Brian Banks


MS: Environmental Science, Florida Atlantic University, 2013

GIS Certificate: Florida Atlantic University, 2012

BS: Natural Resources Management, University of Maryland, 2006

Research / Professional Focus / Current Projects

I am currently part of the Water Quality Monitoring and Modeling team collecting continuous water quality data, as well as discrete samples.

Professional Experience

2012 to Present: U.S. Geological Survey, Baltimore, Maryland, Hydrologic Technician

2008-2012: U.S. Geological Survey, Davie, Florida, Hydrologic Technician

2007-2008: National Park Service, Homestead, Florida, Hydrologic Technician

2006-2007: U.S. Geological Survey, Homestead, Florida, Biological Technician


  • Water quality sampling
  • Stream discharge measurements
  • Groundwater sampling
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing/Mapping
  • MOCC Certified

Associations and Memberships

Society of Wetland Scientists

Selected Bibliography

B. Banks, I. Levavi, S. Krizek, P. Sharpe, and P. Kangas. 2006. Plant Community of Wetland Mitigation Site in Southern Maryland. Proceedings of Thirty-third Annual Ecosystems Restoration and Creation Conference.

Other Information

Hobbies: Playing music (bass guitar, tuba, trombone and other brass instruments), listening, and trading music, sports (football, basketball, golf), reading, classic cars.

I was in a band during my time in Florida called The First Words. We recorded several songs during our time and we continue to work on new ideas even though we are on opposite ends of the East Coast now.

Honors: Commencement Speaker for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources class of 2006 at the University of Maryland.