Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences Experts

Jessica Hopple

The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


essica began her career with the USGS at the Stable Isotope Laboratory in Reston, Virginia. While there she was involved in studies on the fate and transport of organic contaminants in subsurface environments in Florida, Minnesota, and New Jersey. In 1995 she transferred to the New Jersey Water Science Center to work on the Long Island/New Jersey NAWQA project. Jessica has directed several projects dealing with drinking water quality. In particular she has assessed the susceptibility of public supply wells and surface water intakes to contamination, studied the types of organic compounds that contribute to the formation of disinfection byproducts in public drinking water systems, and related the quality of source water and finished drinking water to the natural and man-made processes that can affect the quality of water.

Research Interest

contamination and pollution groundwater quality land use and land cover land use change nonpoint-source pollution


  • Carter, Janet M.; Kingsbury, James A.; Hopple, Jessica A.; Delzer, Gregory C., 2010. Concentration data for anthropogenic organic compounds in groundwater, surface water, and finished water of selected community water systems in the United States, 2002-10. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 544, vi, 13 p.; Appendices; Downloads Directory

  • Toccalino, Patricia L.; Hopple, Jessica A., 2010. Quality of Water from Public-Supply Wells in the United States, 1993-2007 Overview of Major Findings. U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1346, v, 58 p.

  • Valder, Joshua F.; Delzer, Gregory C.; Kingsbury, James A.; Hopple, Jessica A.; Price, Curtis V.; Bender, David A., 2014. Anthropogenic organic compounds in source water of select community water systems in the United States, 2002-10. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5139, xii, 129 p.

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