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Cara L Peterman-Phipps, Ph.D.

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Cara is a fluvial geomorphologist / hydrologist whose research interests are on understanding the effects of natural and or human-induced perturbations, including land use change, wildfires, extreme weather events such as floods and hurricanes have on water-resources and soils by using geographical information system (GIS) and statistical methods. Additionally, she co-leads the, "Geospatial & Hydro-ecological Optimization Science Team Building the Understanding of Spatial & Temporal Environmental Research Studies group" whose purpose is to facilitate the interaction of ideas, personnel, and technologies with the goal to develop a Geospatial Community of Practice among USGS personal using 21st Century Science in support of USGS EarthMAP’s framework and objectives.