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Deborah L Stoliker

Deputy Director
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Deborah Stoliker is the Deputy Director of the USGS Water Mission Area Earth System Processes Division, the single focal point for disciplinary and interdiscplianry process studies, research and development. Prior to her current position, Deborah served in the USGS Water Mission Area's National Research Program - Western Branch, first as a hydrologist beginning in 2003 and then as the Assistant Branch Chief from 2015. Deborah's research interests focus on understanding biogeochemical processes occurring at the mineral-water interface controlling fate and transport of contaminants in the environment. She holds a master's degree in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Research Interest

groundwater groundwater quality geochemistry soil chemistry water chemistry


  • Stoliker, D.L., Campbell, K.M., Fox, P.M., Singer, D.M., Kaviani, N., Carey, M., Peck, N.E., Bargar, J.R., Kent, D.B., Davis, J.A., 2013, Evaluating chemical extraction techniques for the determination of uranium oxidation state in reduced aquifer sediments, Environmental Science and Technology, v. 47, p. 9225-9232.

  • Stoliker, D. L., Repert, D.A., Smith, R.L., Song, B., LeBlanc, D.R., McCobb, T.D., Conaway, C.H., Hyun, S.P., Koh, D.C., Moon, H.S., and Kent, D.B., 2016, Hydrologic controls on nitrogen cycling processes and functional gene abundance in sediments of a groundwater flow-through lake, 2016, Environmental Science and Technology, v. 50, p. 3649-3657.

  • Cozzarelli, I.M., Skalak, K.J., Kent, D.B., Engle, M.A., Benthem, A., Mumford, A.C., Haase, K., Farag, A., Harper, D., Nagel, S.C., Iwanowicz, L.R., Orem, W.H., Akob, D.M., Jaeschke, J.B., Galloway, J., Kohler, M., Stoliker, D.L., Jolly, G.D., 2017, Environmental signatures and effects of an oil and gas wastewater spill in the Williston Basin, North Dakota, Science of the Total Environment, v. 579, p. 1781-1793.

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