Richard A. Smith

U.S. Geological Survey, USA


Richard A. Smith received his Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1975. His research career with the U.S. Geological Survey spans more than 30 years and includes investigations into many aspects of water quality and related topics in ecology, public health, statistics, and modeling. He is a codeveloper of the SPARROW water quality model currently in wide use by the USGS. Over the past three decades, Smith has written and spoken widely on the subject of national and regional water quality conditions. His peer-reviewed publications have appeared in numerous journals including Science, Nature, Environment, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Ecological Modeling, Biogeochemistry, Water Resources Research, and Environmental Science and Technology.

Biography Updated on 4 October 2011

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