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Since 1995, I have served as coordinator for USGS science activities for the Chesapeake Bay Program, which is one of the largest ecosystem restoration efforts in the Nation. The activities includes development of multi-disciplinary science plans; and working with teams to summarize complex technical information into key findings to inform decision makers.
United States Geological Survey, Chesapeake Bay Coordinator (October 1995 to present)
United States Geological Survey, Water-Quality Specialist (January 1991 to October 1995)
Geraghty and Miller, Inc, Senior Scientist (November 1989 to December 1990)
United States Geological Survey, Hydrologist (December 1983 to November 1989)
Philips, S.W. and Blomquist, J.D. editors, 2015 U.S. Geological Survey Chesapeake science strategy, 2015-2025—Informing ecosystem management of America’s largest estuary, Open-File Report 2015-1162, 43 p.
Lyerly CM, Hernandez Cordero AL, Foreman KL, Phillips SW, Dennison WC (editors), 2014, New Insights: Science-based evidence of water quality improvements, challenges, and opportunities in the Chesapeake, 48p.,
US Environmental Protection Agency, US Geological Survey, US Fish and Wildlife Service, 2012, Toxic Contaminants in the Chesapeake Bay and its Watershed: Extent and Severity of Occurrence and Potential Biological Effects, USEP
M.S. Hydrogeology, George Washington University
B.S. Geology, James Madison University
EARTH Magazine — by Mary Caperton Morton — November 4, 2019
Potomac Riverkeeper Network — October 14, 2019
Maryland Department of Natural Resources — October 3, 2019
Bay Journal — by Karl Blankenship — August 13, 2019
Widely used in consumer and industrial products, including fire-fighting foam, PFAS are now cropping up in ground water near military bases, airports...
USGS data is the foundation for the new dissolved oxygen forecast. A large summer ‘dead zone’ is forecast for the Chesapeake Bay after a wet winter...
Several U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists have been chosen to receive a 2018 National U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Gold Medal for...
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