Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences Experts

Faith A Fitzpatrick

The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Faith Fitzpatrick is a research hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, Wisconsin Water Science Center in Middleton, WI.  She has spent much of her career studying geomorphic characteristics and sediment dynamics of rivers related to land use and climate change. Her area of expertise is in historical watershed geomorphology and sediment budgets, specifically identifying natural and human causes for accelerated erosion and sedimentation problems, flooding, habitat degradation, eutrophication, and sources of contaminants. She works closely with water resources and fisheries managers from a variety of agencies in a scientific support role for decision-making.  She recently completed an assignment as scientific support coordinator for EPA for the pipeline release of diluted bitumen into the Kalamazoo River Michigan. She is a lecturer in the UW-Madison Geography Department and an instructor for the USGS Training Center.

Research Interest

floods sediment transport freshwater ecosystems


  • Upper Pecatonica River Wisconsin Buffer Initiative pilot project

  • June 2008 floods in southern Wisconsin

  • Fluvial geomorphology studies

Global Experts from United States Virgin Islands

Global Experts in Subject