Natalie Cheung

Biography

I am a Hydrologic Technician at the U.S. Geological Survey in the New York Water Science Center in Coram, NY.  I have spent 3 years with the USGS focused on maintaining a real-time tide and continuous water-quality network throughout Long Island.  This network supports advance flood warning for emergency managers, tidal wetland loss research, monitoring for hypoxia and ecological health, guiding TMDLs, and sediment flux studies.  I am also currently involved in Microbial Source Tracking research to assess the geographical and biological origins of fecal contamination to Long Island embayments and in developing studies to better understand the occurrence of microplastics in the environment.