Sarah M Elliott

Biography

Sarah is a hydrologist and team lead for the Aquatic Contaminants Team with the Upper Midwest Water Science Center. Sarah began working at the USGS Minnesota Water Science Center as a student in 2009. She received her B.S. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management in 2008 and M.S. in Water Resources Science in 2010, both from the University of Minnesota. Since joining the USGS, Sarah has participated in or led several projects investigating the occurrence, sources, and ecological effects of emerging contaminants in Minnesota’s lakes, streams, and groundwater. She is part of an integrated team of federal partners focused on identifying emerging contaminant sources and effects to fish and wildlife within the Great Lakes Basin. Sarah is also involved with developing statistical models to predict the occurrence of natural contaminants in Minnesota groundwater and across the entire glacial aquifer.

Work Experience:

2010-present    Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Minnesota Water Science Center, Mounds View, Minn.

2009-2010       Student Trainee (hydrologist), U.S. Geological Survey, Minnesota Water Science Center, Mounds View, Minn.

2007-2007       Water Quality Intern, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minneapolis, Minn.

Education:

2010    M.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn., Water Resources Science, “Water quality characteristics of three rain gardens located within the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, MN”

2008    B.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn., Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Additional Training:

8/2017 Supervisory Challenge

6/2015 Applied Multivariate Methods for Ecological and Environmental Data

5/2012 Statistical Methods for Environmental Data Analysis

6/2011 Field Water-Quality Methods for Groundwater and Surface Water

Professional Conference Presentations:

American Fisheries Society - 2018

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America - 2017

St. Croix Research Rendezvous - 2017

International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Forum - 2016, 2011

Midwest Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - 2015, 2012

Minnesota Water Resources Conference - 2017, 2014, 2012, 2011

Emerging Contaminant International Conference - 2014

Additional Publications:

Krall, A.L., Elliott, S.M., Erickson, M.L., and Adams, B.A., 2018, Detecting sulfamethoxazole and carbamazepine in groundwater: Is ELISA a reliable screening tool?, Environ Pollut, 234, 420-428. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.11.065

Elliott, S.M., 2017, Concentrations and laboratory quality-assurance data for sulfamethoxazole and carbamazepine measured in shallow groundwater near wastewater land-application sites by using ELISA methods: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7251GBM.

Elliott, S.M., Lee, K.E., Brigham, M.E., Langer, S.K., McCool, M.M., Menheer, M.A., Furlong, E.T., Foreman, W.T., Jorgenson, Z.G., Choy, S.J., Moore, J.N., Banda, J.A., Gefell, D.J., and Schoenfuss, H.L., 2016, Chemicals of Emerging Concern in Water and Bottom Sediment in the Great Lakes Basin, 2014 – Analytical Methods, Collection Methods, Quality-Assurance Analyses, and Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7TH8JS6.

Elliott, S.M., Lee, K.E., Ziegeweid, J.R., Schoenfuss, H.L., and Martinovic-Weigelt, D., 2016, Chemicals of Emerging Concern and Fish Biological Endpoints Data Collected From Select Tributaries of the St. Croix River, Minnesota and Wisconsin, 2011-12: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7M906RN.

Elliott, S.M., Lee, K.E., Brigham, M.E., Langer, S.K., Trombley, M.M., Menheer, M.A., Furlong, E.T., Foreman, W.T., Jorgenson, Z.G., Choy, S.J., Moore, J.N., Banda, J.B., and Gefell, D.J., 2015, Chemicals of Emerging Concern in Water and Bottom Sediment in Great Lakes Areas of Concern, 2013—Analytical Methods, Collection Methods, Environmental Data, and Quality Assurance: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7DF6P9D.

Elliott, S., Meyer, M.H., Sands, G.R., and Horgan, B., 2011, Water Quality Characteristics of Three Rain Gardens Located Within the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, MN, Cities and the Environment (CATE):  Vol. 4:  Iss. 1, Article 4.  http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/cate/vol4/iss1/4