Natalie C Hall

Biography

Originally from South Africa, Natalie is a Physical Scientist at the Florence Bascom Geoscience Center. She has a PhD in Environmental Science and Public Policy, with a focus on molecular microbiology. Since joining the USGS in 2014, Natalie’s work has been dedicated to water quality, urban stormwater, and microbial communities in the soils of urban stormwater best management practices (BMPs). Her current research interests include bacterial denitrifiers and hyperspectral imagery of harmful algal blooms (HABs).

Education:

          PhD, Environmental Science and Policy (Molecular Microbiology), George Mason University

          MA International Politics (Strategic Studies), University of Pretoria, South Africa

          BA Politics and Languages, University of Pretoria, South Africa