Daniel K Jones

Biography

Dan received a B.S. in Environmental Science in 2009 from the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He went on to complete an M.S. degree from the same department in 2013, with research focused on using LiDAR to track watershed-scale geomorphic changes associated with the suburbanization of small, historically agricultural watersheds in Montgomery County, MD (see Jones et al. 2014, Geomorphology). During his degrees, Dan worked as a research support specialist at the Baltimore Ecosystem Study Long Term Ecological Research station, assisting in the long term data collection of water, sediment, and vegetation samples associated with the project. Since joining the U.S. Geological Survey as a Geographer in 2012, Dan's work has focused on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing data to solve watershed-scale questions associated with catastrophic storms, urban development, and resource protection. 

 

EDUCATION

M.S. 2013. Dept. of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Thesis: Examining development-induced geomorphic change using multi-temporal LiDAR-derived digital elevation models

B.S. 2009. Dept. of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 - Present

Geographer, Utah Water Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey

2012 - 2016

Geographer, Eastern Geographic Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey

2010 - 2012

Geospatial Specialist, Dept. of Environmental Safety and Health, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

2008 - 2012

Assisstant Research Specialist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2007 - 2008

Lab Technician, U.S.D.A. Forest Service

 

SELECT PRESENTATIONS

The U.S. Geological Survey's Sediment-bound Contaminant Resiliency and Response Strategy: A decision support tool for evaluating contaminant hazards, SETAC North America Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, November 6-10, 2016.

Tracking development-induced geomorphic changes through time using a time series of LiDAR data,  2016 USGS LidarScience Innovation Workshop, Ft. Collins, CO, August 2-4, 2016.

Endocrine Disrupting Compounds source identification and site selection for the Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Bay EDC workshop, Leetown, WV, September 22-23, 2015.

Potential GIS data for mapping floodplain area in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Chesapeake Bay Program STAC workshop: Peculiarities of Pervious Cover, Annapolis, MD, April 22-23, 2014.

Examining development induced geomorphic change through time using multi-temporal LiDAR-derived DEMs, University of Maine, Orno, ME, August 22, 2013.

Tracking drainage network changes during watershed development, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing annual meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 24-28, 2013.

Temporal urban geomorphology: Examining development-induced change at the watershed scale, LTER All Scientists annual meeting, estes Park, CO, September 10-13, 2012.

 

Publications

Bradley, P.M., Journey, C.A., Romanok, K.M., Barber, L.B., Buxton, H.T., Foreman, W.T., Furlong, E.T., Glassmeyer, S.T., Hladik, M.L., Iwanowicz, L.R., Jones, D.K., Kolpin, D.W., Kuivila, K.M., Loftin, K.A., Mills, M.A., Meyer, M.T., Orlando, J.L., Reilly, T.J., Smalling, K.L., and Villeneuve, D.L., 2017, Expanded target-chemical analysis reveals extensive mixed-organic-contaminant exposure in USA streams, Environmental Science & Technology, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b00012

Benzel, W.M., Fisher, S.C., Griffin, D.W., Jones, D.K., Loftin, K.A., Iwanowicz, L.R., Reilly, T.J., De Wild, J.F., Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Ogorek, J.M., 2017, Analytical inorganic chemistry results for samples collected for the Sediment-Bound Contaminant Resiliency and Response Strategy pilot study, northeastern United States, 2015, U.S. Geological Survey, https://doi.org/10.5066/F79W0CNF

Defne, Z., Ganju, N.K., Jones, D.K., Reilly, T.J, Aquino, K.C., Carbo, C.L, Kaufhold, E.E., Benzel, W.M., Fisher, S.C., Griffin, D.W., Iwanowicz, L.R., and Loftin, K.A., 2017, Exposure potential of salt marsh units in Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey, to environmental health stressors, U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7765CH1

Schill, W.B., Benzel, W.M., Fisher, S.C., Griffin, D.W., Jones, D.K., Loftin, K.A., Iwanowicz, L.R., and Reilly, T.J., 2017, Matrix inhibition PCR and Microtox® 81.9% screening assay analytical results for samples collected for the Sediment-Bound Contaminant Resiliency and Response Strategy pilot study, northeastern United States, 2015, U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7F47MBM

Griffin, D.W., Benzel, W.M., Fisher, S.C., Focazio, M.J., Iwanowicz, L.R., Jones, D.K., Loftin, K.A., and Reilly, T.J., 2016, Digital polymerase chain reaction (dPCR) and presence/absence quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) data from the Sediment-Bound Contaminant Resiliency and Response Strategy pilot, U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7XS5SH2

Slonecker, E. Terrence, Jones, Daniel K., and Pellerin, Brian A., 2016, The new Landsat 8 potential for remote sensing of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM), Marine Pollution Bulletin, 107(2), p. 518-527 [Link]

Phillips, Patrick J., Gibson, Catherine A., Fisher, Shawn C., Fisher, Irene J., Reilly, Timothy J., Smalling, Kelly L., Romanok, Kristin M., Foreman, William T., ReVello, Rhiannon C., Focazio, Michael J., and Jones, Daniel K., 2016, Regional variability in bed-sediment concentrations of wastewater compounds, hormones and PAHs for portions of coastal New York and New Jersey impacted by hurricane Sandy, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 107(2), p. 489-498 [Link]

Reilly, T.J., Jones, D.K., Focazio, M.J., Aquino, K.C., Carbo, Chelsea L., Kaufhold, Erika E., Zinecker, Elizabeth K., Benzel, William M., Fisher, Shawn C., Griffin, Dale W., Iwanowicz, Luke R., Loftin, Keith A. and Schill, William B., 2015, Strategy to Evaluate Persistent Contaminant Hazards Resulting from Sea-Level Rise and Storm-Derived Disturbances: Study Design and Methodology for Station Prioritization: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1188A, xx p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151188a [Link]

Fisher, S.C., Reilly, T.J., Jones, D.K., Benzel, W.M., Griffin, D.W., Loftin, K.A., Iwanowicz, L.R., and Cohl, J.A., 2015, Standard operating procedure for collection of soil and sediment samples for the Sediment-bound Contaminant Resiliency and Response (SCoRR) strategy pilot study: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1188b, 37 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151188B [Link]

Fischer, Jeffrey M.; Phillips, Patrick J.; Reilly, Timothy J.; Focazio, Michael J.; Loftin, Keith A.; Benzel, William M.; Jones, Daniel K.; Smalling, Kelly L.; Fisher, Shawn C.; Fisher, Irene J.; Iwanowicz, Luke R.; Romanok, Kristin; Jenkins, Darkus E.; Bowers, Luke; Boehlke, Adam; Foreman, William T.; Deetz, Anna C.; Carper, Lisa G.; Imbrigiotta, Thomas E.; Birdwell, Justin E., 2015. Estuarine bed-sediment-quality data collected in New Jersey and New York after Hurricane Sandy, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 905, Report: xiv, 42 p.; 38 Tables; Downloads Directory [Link]

Jones, Daniel K., Baker, Matthew E., Miller, Andrew J., Jarnagin, S. Taylor, Hogan, Dianna M., 2014, Tracking geomorphic signatures of watershed suburbanization with multi-temporal LiDAR, Geomorphology, 219, p. 45-52 [Link]