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Heather R Best

Currently a hydrologist in the data program running streamgages, QA/QC and publication of data. Member of Surface Velocity Work Group (Surfboard). Assist with research on use of geophysical tools in permafrost investigations, use of radars in stream gaging applications, and water quality investigations to look at sources of streamwater in relations to permafrost degradation.

Professional Experience

  • 2003 - Present          Hydrologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Fairbanks, AK

  • 2003                            Hydrologist, Eagle Lake Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, Susanville, CA

Education and Certifications

  • M.S.       2003           Boise State University, Boise, ID             Geophysics-Hydrology

  • B.S.        2000           Bradley University, Peoria, IL                  Environmental Science

  • B.S.        2000           Bradley University, Peoria, IL                  Geology

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • American Water Resources Association - Alaska Section, 2004-present

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government