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.



M.S.       1999        Texas State University, San Marcos, TX           Aquatic Biology
B.S.        1995        University of Texas, Austin, TX                         Zoology

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

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

American Fisheries Society, 1995-present
North American Benthological Society, 1990-present

Honors and/or Awards

  • Tri Beta Biological Honor Society, 1995-1998, Academic Achievement
  • Richan Aquatic Biology Award, 1997, Aquatic Biology Graduate