Kirk D Rodgers, Ph.D.


Kirk Rodgers is a hydrologist based in the Little Rock office of the Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center. Most recently, Kirk has worked with the National Water Quality Field Assesment as field lead for the Ozark Principal Aquifer Survey and with the Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership (RFHP) compiling a reservoir morphology database for the lower 48 states. In addition to this work, Kirk has also worked in conjunction with the Arkansas Natural Resource Commission and the Arkansas Geological Survey analyzing and intrepreting potentiometric surfaces of major aquifers in Arkansas. Kirk is a member of several national organizations including, American Fisheries Socitey, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, and has served as Chair of the Southeastern Region Diversity Council of the USGS. 

Kirk's dissertation research focused on the compilation of a reservoir morphology database by combining four existing databases and the analysis of reservoir morphology in the continental United States. The purpose of this work was to provide natural resource managers with a tool to better understand reservoirs and assist in the restoration of reservoir habitat. Kirk has presented his research at several national meetings including, AFS, NALMS, the RFHP annual meeting, and SEAFWA. 

Kirk graduated from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock with a B.S. in Environmental Health Science, M.S. in Applied Science, M.S. in Integrated Science and Mathematics, M.C. in Geospatial Technology, and a Ph.D. in Applied Science.