Pamela Reilly

Current Projects: 

Landslide Monitoring in the Atlantic Highlands, NJ. 

The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center (NJWSC) and the USGS Landslide Hazards Program (LHP) are currently monitoring hillslopes within the Atlantic Highlands area of NJ to better understand the hydrologic and meteorological conditions associated with shallow landslide initiation on the coastal bluff.

Biography

Pamela Reilly works as a Hydrologist in the Water Quality and Biological Studies Section of the USGS New Jersey Water Science center. She received her BS in Biology from Monmouth University in 1998 and began her internship at the USGS in 1999.  She received her MS in Environmental Studies, with a focus on environmental health, from Rutgers University in 2004. Her work at the USGS has focused on groundwater-surface water interactions, including multiple studies on water quality, geochemistry and eco-hydrology.   Her past research has focused on understanding the biogeochemical transformations of trace elements within the sub-surface that affect mobility and toxicity in aquatic systems.  Current interests include identifying the effects of urban development on surface water quality and biological communities. 

EDUCATION

B.S. Biology, Monmouth University, 1998

M.S. Environmental Science, Rutgers University, 2004

1998-1999.  Environmental Consultant with RMC Environmental at Lakehurst Naval Base, NJ. 

1999-2000.  Intern in the Field Operations Unit, USGS New Jersey Water Science Center

2000-Current. Hydrologist in the Water Quality and Biological Research Studies Section at the USGS New Jersey Water Science Center