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Jason May

The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Jason T. May is an aquatic ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Science Center. Mr. May has over 14 years experience working in California aquatic systems. He has published on California fishes, benthic macroinvertebrates and benthic algae. Mr. May is currently involved in studies of the effects of urbanization on stream systems across the United States, modeling of responses of stream macroinvertebrate communities to land use changes, and investigations of mercury and other trace metals contamination associated with abandon mine lands. In the course of his work, Mr. May has authored or coauthored over 30 scientific articles and reports.

Research Interest

aquatic ecosystems benthic ecosystems biodiversity biogeography ecosystem diversity


  • Brown, L.R., J. T. May, Rehn, A.C. , P.R. Ode, and I. R. Waite. Modeling biological stream condition in the highly urbanized Southern California.

  • Kennen, J.G. Sullivan, D.J., J.T. May, A.H. Bell, K.M. Beaulieu, and D.E. Rice. Temporal changes in benthic invertebrate and fish assemblages in streams of the North Central and Northeastern U.S.

  • May, J.T., L.R. Brown, A.M.D. Brasher, T.M. Short, C.P. Konrad, and T.R. Maret. Responses of macroinvertebrate assemblages to landscape alteration and hydrologic infrastructure in streams of the Western USA.

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