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Krista Jones

Hydrologist

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Krista is a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Oregon Water Science Center in Portland, Oregon. She received her M.S. in Ecology from the University of Georgia in 2004, and a B.S. in Ecology and B.A. in English from the University of Georgia in 2001.

Prior to joining USGS, Krista managed and participated in several large interdisciplinary research projects integrating aquatic ecology, geomorphology, and hydrology in US rivers. Her study systems included: lower Columbia River estuary with the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership, Umatilla River in northeastern Oregon with Eco-metrics, Inc. (now Geoffrey Poole's Fluvial Landscape Lab at Montana State University), and trout streams in northeast Georgia with the Odum School of Ecology and River Basin Center at the University of Georgia.



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Peer-reviewed Publications

O'Connor, J.E., Mangano, J.F., Anderson, S.W., Wallick, J.R., Jones, K.L., Keith, M.K. 2014, Geologic and physiographic controls on bed-material yield, transport, and channel morphology for alluvial and bedrock rivers, western Oregon. Geological Society of America Bulletin. doi:10.1130/B30831.1

Wallick, J.R., Jones, K.L., O’Connor, J.E., Keith, M.K., Hulse, David, and Gregory, S.V., 2013, Geomorphic and vegetation processes of the Willamette River floodplain, Oregon—Current understanding and unanswered questions: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1246., 70 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1246

Jones, K.L., Keith, M.K, O’Connor, J.E., Mangano, J.F., and Wallick, J.R., 2012, Preliminary assessment of channel stability and bed-material transport in the Tillamook Bay tributaries and Nehalem River basin, northwestern Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1187, 120 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1187/

Risley, J.C., Wallick, J.R., Mangano, J.F., and Jones, K.L., 2012, An environmental streamflow assessment for the Santiam River basin, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1133, 66 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1133/

Jones, K.L., O'Connor, J.E., Keith, M.K., Mangano, J.F., and Wallick, J.R., 2012, Preliminary assessmen t of channel stability and bed-material transport in the Coquille River basin, southwestern Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1064, 84 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1064/

Jones, K.L., O’Connor, J.E., Keith, M.K., Mangano, J.F., and Wallick, J.R., 2012, Preliminary assessment of channel stability and bed-material transport in the Rogue River basin, southwestern Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1280, 96 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1280/

Simenstad, C.A., Burke, J.L., O’Connor, J.E., Cannon, C., Heatwole, D.W., Ramirez, M.F., Waite, I.R., Counihan, T.D., and Jones, K.L., 2011, Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Classification—Concept and Application: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1228, 54 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1228/

Jones, K.L , Wallick, J.R., O’Connor, J.E., Keith, M.K., Mangano, J.F., and Risley, J.C., 2011, Preliminary assessment of channel stability and bed-material transport along Hunter Creek, southwestern Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1160, 41 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1160/

Poole, G. C., S. J. O'Daniel, K. L. Jones, W. W. Woessner, E. S. Bernhardt, A. M. Helton, J. A. Stanford, B. R. Boer, and T. J. Beechie. 2008. Hydrologic Spiraling: The Role of Multiple Interactive Flow Paths in Stream Ecosystems. River Research and Applications. 24:1018-1031. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/117925266/PDFSTART.

Jones, K. L., G. C. Poole, S. J. O'Daniel, L. A. K. Mertes, and J. A. Stanford. 2008.  Surface hydrology of low-relief landscapes: assessing surface water flow impedance using LIDAR-derived digital elevation models. Remote Sensing of Environment. 11:4148-4158. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2008.01.024.

Jones, K. L.,  G. C. Poole, W. W. Woessner, M. V. Vitale, B. R. Boer, S. J. O'Daniel, S. A. Thomas, and B. A. Geffen. 2008. Geomorphology, hydrology, and aquatic vegetation drive seasonal hyporheic flow patterns across a gravel-dominated floodplain. Hydrological Processes. 22:2105-2113. 2008. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hyp.6810/abstract

Jones, K. L., G. C. Poole, J. L. Meyer, W. Bumback and E. A. Kramer. 2006. Quantifying expected ecological response to natural resource legislation: a case study of riparian buffers, aquatic habitat, and trout populations. Ecology and Society 11 (2): 15. http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol11/iss2/art15/

Technical Reports

Jones, K. L., C. A. Simenstad, J. L. Burke, T. D. Counihan, I. R. Waite, J. L. Morace, A. B. Borde, K. L. Sobocinski, N. Sather, S. A. Zimmerman, L. L. Johnson, P. M. Chittaro, K.H. Macneale, O. P. Olson, S. Y. Sol, D. J. Teal, G. M. Ylitalo, and L. Johnson. 2008. Lower Columbia River Ecosystem Monitoring Project Annual Report for Year 4 (September 2007 to August 2008).  Prepared by the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership with funding from the Bonneville Power Administration.

Jones, K. L., G. C. Poole, E. J. Quaempts, S. O’Daniel, and T. Beechie. 2008.  Umatilla River Vision (A Process-Based Approach to Umatilla River Restoration to Support Tribal Harvest and Use of First Foods). Prepared for Department of Natural Resources, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. http://www.umatilla.nsn.us/DNRUmatillaRiverVision.pdf

Jones, K. L., J. C. Leary, J. L. Morace, K. McCarthy, C. A. Simenstad, J. L. Burke, T. D. Counihan, I. R. Waite, K. L. Sobocinski, A. B. Borde, L. L. Johnson, P. M. Chittaro, K.H. Macneale, O. P. Olson, K. Peck, S. Y. Sol, and G. M. Ylitalo. 2007. Lower Columbia River Ecosystem Monitoring Project Annual Report for Year 3b (September 2006 to August 2007). Prepared by the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership with funding from the Bonneville Power Administration.

Meyer, J. L., K. L. Jones, G. C. Poole, C. R. Jackson, J. E. Kundell, B. L. Rivenbark, E. A. Kramer, and W. Bumback. 2004. Implications of changes in riparian buffer protection for Georgia's trout streams. Final Report. River Basin Center, University of Georgia. Athens, GA.  http://www.rivercenter.uga.edu/publications/pdf/buffer_science.pdf

Thesis

Jones, K. L. 2004. Predicting trout population and fish assemblage responses to reduced riparian buffer widths in Northern Georgia, USA. Thesis. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia. pp. 112.




                           

My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Ecology and Environmentaquatic ecosystems
Ecology and Environmenthabitat alteration
Hydrologic Processeshydrology
Natural Resourcesnatural resource management
Water Resourcesestuaries
Water Resourcesfloodplains
Environmental Issuesland use change



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Energy & Minerals for America's Future

Understanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change

Integrating aquatic ecology, geomorphology, and hydrology


Professional Societies

Ecological Society of America

Society for Freshwater Science


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Krista Jones
2130 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
kljones@usgs.gov
503-251-3476
503-251-3470 - Fax
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