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Jordan L. Wilson, PhD


Jordan Wilson (he/him) is a Hydrologist for the USGS Water Resources Mission Area.

Dr. Jordan Wilson started his career with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 2011 at the then Missouri Water Science Center directly after graduating with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). He completed his M.S. in Environmental Engineering in 2013 and his PhD in Civil Engineering in 2017, both from Missouri S&T.  

From 2011 to 2021, Jordan worked on a variety of projects in Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Mississippi, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, and Pennsylvania on research topics including agricultural water-use modeling using supervised machine learning, contaminant uptake and transport in biological systems, synoptic water-quality surveys with autonomous underwater vehicles, development of an operational Asian Carp spawning forecast system in Great Lake tributaries, geophysical assessments of streambed hydrologic conductivity using continuous resistivity profiling, microbial source tracking, and contaminant monitoring and transport modeling at NPL sites.

After a short stint as a Data Scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2021-2023, Jordan rejoined the USGS in the Hydrologic Remote Sensing Branch in 2023 and is currently focusing on studying remotely sensed evapotranspiration (OpenET project) and water quality.