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John C Wolf

John Wolf is a geographer with the USGS Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center

I am a Geographer with the Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center in the Southeast Region.  I serve as the geographic information systems (GIS) Team Leader for the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) in Annapolis, Maryland.  As the GIS Team Leader, I am responsible for planning, coordinating, developing and applying geographic information management and analysis to address Chesapeake Bay conservation and restoration issues. 

My project and research interests include web-based cartography and information visualization, three-dimensional (3D) landscape visualization, landscape and seascape ecology, and integrated conservation and restoration assessment and targeting.

I represent GIS interests on the CBP Scientific, Technical Analysis and Reporting (STAR) Teams, the Environmental Protection Agency GIS Workgroup, the EPA Analytics and Visualization Community of Practice, and other regional and national forums.

Professional Experience

  • 2018-Present: Assistant Director, Land Change Studies, U.S. Geological Survey - Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center
  • 2008-2018: Supervisory Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey - Eastern Geographic Science Center
  • 2004-2008: GIS Team Leader, U.S. National Park Service
  • 1996-2004: Chief, Landscape Analysis, Chesapeake and Coastal Watershed Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • 1991-1995: Chief, Technical Srrvices, Greenways and Resource Planning, Maryland Department of Natural Resources