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Judson W Harvey

Dr. Judson Harvey is a Senior Research Hydrologist for the USGS Water Resources Mission Area.

Dr. Jud Harvey investigates hydrologic transport at the interface between groundwater and surface water and effects on contaminants and aquatic ecosystems from the mountains to the sea. Jud has served on editorial boards for Water Resources Research and Wetlands, and on committees of the National Research Council, EPA’s Science Advisory Board, the National Science Foundation, the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, the state of California’s EPA, the Canadian Government’s Science Review Board, and standing committees of the American Geophysical Union and the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. Jud has lectured widely, and delivered plenary talks at meetings such as the IAH in Lisbon, the Sustainable Watersheds meeting in Beijing, and the Gordon Research Conference on Catchment Science in Plymouth, has taught “Groundwater-Surface Water Relationships” for twenty-five years, and has supervised numerous graduate theses and postdoctoral fellows. He recently led a major synthesis on “River Corridor Functions at a Continental Scale” at the John Wesley Powell Center in Fort Collins. Jud is author of over 120 peer-reviewed articles, including a paper reprinted in “Benchmark Papers in Hydrology: Groundwater”, the first chapter of the widely used textbook Streams and Ground Waters and its recent revision Streams in a Changing Environment, a National Academies book entitled Riparian Areas, and a popular USGS circular “Groundwater and Surface Water: A Single Resource” with 44,000 copies in print. For ground-breaking research Jud was elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (2010) and the American Geophysical Union (2016).