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Jill D. Frankforter

Jill Frankforter is the Director for the USGS Nevada Water Science Center. 

Jill works with Senior Staff to focus Center program goals in order to expand and enhance the Center’s scientific research and data collection capabilities. Prior to this role, Jill was Deputy Director of the USGS’s Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center and worked as the Center’s Chief of the Water Quality Unit and was lead ecologist on the Nebraska WSC’s Central Nebraska Basin’s National Water-Quality Program study area. Jill has a background in water quality and stream ecology, focusing on nutrient effects on aquatic ecosystems.

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln-Natural Resources (Aquatic Ecology), 2005

  • B.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln-Biology, 1992

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