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Tristan J. Austring

Tristan is a sediment lab technician in the New Mexico WSC's sediment lab, which services sediment programs across the nation.

Tristan worked with threatened and endangered fish species of New Mexico, ecologic impacts of drought, and fish hatchery programs before coming to USGS. At USGS he has focused on suspended sediment collection, surface water measurements and gaging, and analysis of these field data using standard methods and R scripting. Tristan is now a sediment laboratory technician, bringing his years of field experience collecting samples to the NM Sed Lab along with R scripting to assist other projects at the NMWSC with data interpretation.


Professional Experience

  • 2016 to present: Hydrologic Technician, U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico Water Science Center, Albuquerque, NM

    2008 to 2016: Biological Science Technician, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Mexico Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Albuquerque, NM


Education and Certifications

  • B.S. Liberal Arts, University of New Mexico, 2021

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