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Jennifer Wilson

Southwest Region
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Jennifer earned a B.S. in 1995 and an M.S. in 2001 both in the Geological Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. Jennifer began working at the USGS in 1994 while pursuing her undergraduate degree and as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) Contaminated Trends in Lake Sediments Project in 1995. At this time, Jennifer is wrapping up the Contaminated Trends in Lake Sediments Project while working on various Cooperative Water Program projects (Ellenburger aquifer in Burnet County, Upper Leon Creek and the Westside Creeks in San Antonio) and NAWQA groundwater projects (Enhanced Trends Network in the San Antonio segment of the Edwards aquifer; Principle Aquifer studies; Land-Use studies).

Research Interest

contamination and pollution dredging human impacts industrial pollution land use and land cover


  • Wilson, J.T., 2011, Occurrence, distribution, and concentrations of selected contaminants in streambed- and suspended-sediment samples collected in Bexar County, Texas, 2007–09: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011–3090

  • Van Metre, P.C., Majewski, M.S., Mahler, B.J., Foreman, W.T., Braun, C.L., Wilson, J.T., and Burbank, T.L., 2012, Volatilization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from coal-tar sealed pavement: Chemosphere, v. 88(1), p. 1-7.

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