Dr. Emily K. Read is the Chief of Web Communications for the United States Geological Survey Water Resources Mission Area.
As Web Communications Branch Chief, Emily is responsible for the digital delivery of water data and information in accessible, discoverable, and interoperable formats. Emily oversees the digital marketing and promotion of USGS Water science and educational resources. Emily earned a B.S. from the University of Arizona, a M.S. from Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. After completing her dissertation, Emily was a postdoctoral associate at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY, and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. At the U.S. Geological Survey, Emily is active in national-scale research on water quality, interactive data visualizations for water, and the promotion of interdisciplinarity for addressing water resources issues. Emily previously served as Science Advisor for the U.S. Geological Survey Office of Water Information. Emily lives in Madison, WI with her family.
Science and Products
Science and Products
Non-USGS Publications**Read, EK, V Patil, S Oliver, A Hetherington, J Brentrup, J Zwart, K Winters, J Corman, E Nodine, IR Woolway, H Dugan, A Jaimes, A Santoso, G Hong, LA Winslow, PC Hanson, KC Weathers. 2015. The importance of lake-specific characteristics for water quality across the continental US. Ecological Applications, 25(4), 943-955. [Link]Cheruvelil KS, PA Soranno, KC Weathers, PC Hanson, SJ Goring, CT Filstrup, EK Read. 2014. Creating and maintaining high-performing collaborative research teams: the importance of diversity and interpersonal skills. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 12: 31-38. DOI: 10.1890/130001Read EK, M Ivancic, PC Hanson, B Cade-Menun, and KD McMahon. 2014. Phosphorus speciation in a eutrophic lake by 31P NMR spectroscopy. Water Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.06.005McMahon KD and EK Read. 2013. Microbial contributions to phosphorus cycling in eutrophic lakes and wastewater. Annual Reviews: Microbiology. 67:199-219. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-micro-092412-155713Kara, EL, C. Heimerl, T. Killpack, M. Van de Bogert, H. Yoshida, and S. R. Carpenter. 2012. Assessing a decade of phosphorus management in the Lake Mendota, Wisconsin watershed and scenarios for enhanced phosphorus management. Aquatic Sciences 74(2):241-253. DOI: 10.1007/s00027-011-0215-6Carey CC, PC Hanson, DA Bruesewitz, GW Holtgrieve, EL Kara, KC Rose, RL Smyth, KC Weathers. 2012. Organized Oral Session 43: Novel Applications of High-Frequency Sensor Data in Aquatic Ecosystems: Discoveries from GLEON, the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 93, 100-105. DOI: 10.1890/0012-9623-93.1.100Kara EL, PC Hanson, DP Hamilton, M Hipsey, KD McMahon, JS Read, LA Winslow, J Dedrick, KC Rose, CC Carey, S Bertilsson, D Motta-Marques, L Beversdorf, T Miller, CH Wu, YF Hsieh, E Gaiser, TK Kratz. 2012. Time-scale dependence in numerical simulations: Assessment of physical, chemical, and biological predictions in a stratified lake from scales of hours to months. Environmental Modelling and Software. 35: 104-121Kara EL, LA Winslow, YH Hu, PC Hanson, and KD McMahon. 2012. A decade of seasonal dynamics and co-occurrences within freshwater bacterioplankton communities from Lake Mendota, WI, USA. ISME Journal 7(3): 680-684. DOI:10.1038/ismej.2012.118Kara, EL. 2012. "Eutrophication processes and microbial ecology of Lake Mendota, Wisconsin." PhD Dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dissertation Abstracts International 74.02.Hanson PC, DP Hamilton, EH Stanley, N Preston, O Langman, EL Kara. 2011. Nature of the Load Versus Nature of the Lake in Determining the Fate of Allochthonous Dissolved Organic Carbon. PLoS ONE 6(7): e21884. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021884Kara EL and A Shade. 2009. Temporal dynamics of South End tidal creek bacterial communities, Sapelo Island, Georgia. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 75:1058-1064Shade A, CC Carey, EL Kara, S Bertilsson, KD McMahon, and M Smith. 2009. Can the black box be cracked? The augmentation of microbial ecology with high-resolution, automated sensing technologies. ISME Journal. 3:881-888Kara EL. 2006. Funneling: A Threat to Indiana’s Lakes. Water Column, Vol.18 No.1: 1-2
**Disclaimer: The views expressed in Non-USGS publications are those of the author and do not represent the views of the USGS, Department of the Interior, or the U.S. Government.