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Erick R Burns

Erick is a Research Hydrologist at the USGS Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center. He specializes in the development of methods and tools for analysis and simulation of groundwater and heat flow in the subsurface, particularly in the volcanogenic terranes of California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Erick Burns is a Research Geologist with the USGS Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center. His research experience is varied, including groundwater flow and transport, geothermal energy, geostatistical methods and stochastic analysis, process thermodynamics, agricultural water pollution, and seawater intrusion. Additionally, Erick has taught hydrology and geostatistics courses.

Non-USGS Partners:

  • U.S. Department of Energy - Geothermal Technologies Office

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Bioresource Engineering, Oregon State University, 2004

  • M.S. Mathematics, Oregon State University, 2004

  • M.S. Hydrologic Sciences (Groundwater), University of Nevada - Reno, 1996

  • B.S. Geology (extended major: Geophysics), Northern Arizona University, 1994

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