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Thomas D Byl, Ph.D.

Tom Byl is a research biologist with the US Geological Survey in Nashville, TN since 1993. 

He is also affiliated with Tennessee State University through the cooperative agreement program.  Tom has advised more than 200 research students at TSU in engineering, biology, chemistry and agriculture sciences.  His students’ projects include developing tracer models for non-ideal flow, bioremediation of contaminated groundwater, GIS, karst and wetland hydrology, environmental microbiology, and biogeochemistry. 

Professional Experience

  • Tom’s research focuses on fate of chemicals in surface and groundwater.  Tom enjoys working in karst environments.  Tom has worked on a wide variety of water resource issues, such water quantity and quality, bio-geochemistry, hydrological and biological processes. 

Education and Certifications

  • Biological Science Ph.D. is from the University of Memphis

  • Masters in Plant Biochemistry is from LSU, Baton Rouge, LA

  • Bachelors in Biology is from Hope College.

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)

  • American Water Resources Association (AWRA)

  • National Speleological Society (NSS)

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government