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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

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