Gordon Anderson



B.S., Forest Science, Utah State University, 1978 

Graduate Studies, Business/Economics and Engineering, Utah State University, 1981.



1994-Present USGS-WARC (formerly Southeast Ecological Science Center), Field Office, Homestead, Florida GS-11 Hydrologic Technician. Hydrology monitoring/research for USGS at Everglades National Park. Continued operation of Estuary groundwater network. Involved in a variety of small-scale research studies in hydrology and soils as lead investigator. Supervise government contract employees and student interns.

1993- 1994 National Biological Survey. Homestead, Florida Hydrologic Technician, Charter member of NBS. Hydrology monitoring/research within Everglades National Park. Responsible for development, operation and reporting of the Global Climate Change Estuary groundwater network located in the coastal mangrove region of Everglades National Park.

1976-1993 Hydrologic technician. Everglades National Park, Homestead, Florida (1989-1993) Surveying and field engineering. Department of Interior. NPS/BLM, CO, PA and UT (1987-1989) Computer and admin. ConAgra/E.A. Millers, Hyrum UT (1982-1987) Survey party chief, Valley Engineering Inc., Logan UT. (1979-1982) Seasonal Lift Operator, Beaver Mountain Ski Resort, Logan UT. (1979-1980) Survey Technician, Tongass NF. Ketchikan, AK. (1979) Forest Engineer. Plum Creek/Burlington Northern. Rosyln, WA. (1978) Seasonal forestry technician. Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF. North Bend, WA. (1978) Logger, Zumstein Logging, Woodland, WA. (1977) Seasonal forestry technician. Black Hills NF. Custer, SD (1976)

Professional Memberships

Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation American Geophysical Union

Honors and Awards

USGS Star Awards (2001, 2005, 2010)

National Park Service Special Achievement Award (1991)

Outstanding Utah State University Natural Resources Student Award 1978

Specialized Training

Supervisory and Management USGS Supervisory Training, 17-19 Aug 2010, Gainesville, FL 

Technical GIS Introduction for Conservation Professional (TEC7112), 9-11 Apr 2010, Homestead, FL

Statistical Methods for Environmental Data Analysis (QW1075TC), 17-21 May 2010, Lakewood, CO

Groundwater-surface water relationships (ID2015). 3-7 Mar 2008, Lakewood CO

Basic Hydrologic Data Analysis Using S-PLUS and S Language Training, 8-10 Sept 2004. WRD District. Altamonte Springs, FL

QW Data Toolbox for NWIS Users. 1-5 Mar 2004. WRD District, Raleigh, NC

Biogeochemistry of Wetlands. 13-15 Oct. 2003. U. of Florida, Gainesville, FL

USGS Leadership Training. 2-3 Apr. 2003. WRD District, Altamonte Springs, FL 

Principles of Hydraulics. 11-15 Jun 2001. NTC. Denver, CO. NBII Metadata Workshop, Dec 1998, Gainesville, FL.

Campbell Scientific Instrument Training, 20-22 Sept 1994, Lakeland, FL

GIS-GRASS Training 10-14 Aug 1990. Central Washington U. Ellensburg, WA.

Operation and Safety First-Aid/CPR training and Defensive Driving. 10 Dec 2003. WRD District, Miami, FL (and refreshers)

Water Ditching and Survival Training, 11 Feb, 2002, Office of Aviation Services, Homestead, FL

MOCC Boat Training, 14-17 Sept. 1998, USGS, St. Petersburg, FL. (and subsequent refreshers)

Airboat Operators Training. 1991. Everglades National Park, Homestead, FL

S-217/S-271 Aviation Training. 1990. Big Cypress NP, Oasis, FL. B-3 Aviation Training 1989, Homestead, FL (numerous refreshers)

Orientation of the Management of NPS Resources, 13-15 June 1990, Homestead, FL