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Robert T Ourso

Ecology of benthic invertebrates and algae; streambed particle classification; quantification of urban/rural interface thresholds. Current research is directed toward landscape modeling and informatics.

Professional Experience

  • 1999 – Present Stream Ecologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Water Office, Anchorage, AK

  • 1997 – 1999 Stream Ecologist, USGS Texas Science Center, Water Office, Austin, TX

  • 1995 – 1997 Stream Ecologist and System Administrator, Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center, San Marcos, TX

  • 1992 – 1995 Research Assistant (Entomologist), Brackenridge Field Lab, Austin, TX

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. 1999 Texas State University, San Marcos, TX Aquatic Biology

  • B.S. 1995 University of Texas, Austin, TX Zoology

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • American Fisheries Society, 1995-present

  • North American Benthological Society, 1990-present

Honors and Awards

  • Tri Beta Biological Honor Society, 1995-1998, Academic Achievement

  • Richan Aquatic Biology Award, 1997, Aquatic Biology Graduate

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government