Steven Sobieszczyk

"Hello and welcome"

Biography

Steven Sobieszczyk is a scientist and spokesperson. He has degrees in landslide engineering geology and GIS. While Steve's research focuses on landslide hazards, flooding, water quality, and stream ecosystems, he is also heavily involved in science communication and promoting scientific literacy. In addition to his nearly 20-year career as a scientist with the USGS, Steve has also spent time with the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, the Department of Interior, and USGS Office of Communications as public information officer and public affairs specialist.
 

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Rainfall triggering thresholds for landslides in Pacific Northwest
  • DOI Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team
  • Ecosystem stressors in the Tualatin River Basin

OTHER TASKS

  • Community engagement
  • Web development
  • Video production