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Joseph J Kennedy

Joseph Kennedy is a hydrologist at the USGS Oregon Water Science Center.

Joseph Kennedy’s investigations include:

  • Water-quality sampling of streams and runoff for pesticides
  • Quantifying the impacts of high-priority non-native and dominant native plant species on freshwater availability in Hawai‘i
  • Creating and analyzing geospatial datasets for assessing water-resource monitoring needs in Hawai‘i

Technical Skill

Collect and process thermal imagery from unmanned aerial vehicles for coastal groundwater discharge analysis.

Professional Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2013‒2016

  • Hydrologist, USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 2016‒2020

  • Hydrologist, USGS Oregon Water Science Center, Portland, Oregon, 2020‒present

Education and Certifications

  • BS, Global Environmental Science, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2011

  • MS, Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2016

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