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Joshua C Koch, Ph.D.

Surface water / groundwater interactions; hyporheic zone hydrology and biogeochemistry; carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycling; flow above / through frozen ground; preferential flow and soil pipe formation and transport.

Professional Experience

  • 2011 - Present   Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Anchorage, AK

  • 2006 - 2011       Student Hydrologist, Branch of Regional Research, USGS, Boulder, CO

  • 2005 - 2006      Research Assistant, Institute of Alpine and Arctic Research, University of Colorado, Boulder

  • 2003 - 2005      Research Assistant, Semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • 2002 - 2003      Hydrologist Intern, Branch of Regional Research, USGS, Lakewood, CO

  • 2001 - 2002      Hydrologist Intern, MA-RI Water District, USGS, Northborough, MA

Education and Certifications

  • PhD    2010    University of Colorado, Boulder, CO    Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

  • MS      2005   University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ        Department of Hydrology

  • BA      2001    Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT  Earth and Environmental Sciences

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • American Geophysical Union, Hydrology and Cryosphere Sections

  • American Water Resources Association - Alaska Chapter

  • Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

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