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Kimberlie Perkins

Hydrologist

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Research Interests:

  • Understanding water flow and contaminant transport in the unsaturated zone using a variety of techniques 
  • Effects of reforestation on local hydrology
  • Ecohydrology- water availability for biotic communities   
  • Aquifer recharge estimation techniques in arid and humid environments
  • Laboratory measurement and modeling of unsaturated hydraulic properties of porous materials
  • Development of physically-based models for estimating hydraulic properties without the need for direct measurement
  •  Field techniques for measuring and quantifying hydrologic processes including non-invasive methods such as electrical resistance tomography
  • Mechanisms and quantification of preferential flow in the unsaturated zone

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Education:

San Jose State University: M.S. in Geology, December 2005.         

University of California, Berkeley: B.S. in Soil Science, December 1996

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Research Experience:

1997- Present    Research Hydrologist, Water Mission, National Research Program, United States Geological Survey, Supervisor: Dr. John Nimmo

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Awards: USGS Star Award for outstanding performance received in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009. 2010, 2011,

             San Jose State University Graduate Studies Scholarship 2003.

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My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Water Resourcesground water
Water Resourcesmovement and recharge
Water Resourceswater properties
Water Resourceswater quality


Unsaturated Flow Processes

Visit our website at http://wwwrcamnl.wr.usgs.gov/uzf/

(all publications listed below are available there)


Contact Information

Kimberlie Perkins
Bldg 15, McKelvey Building, 345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561
650-329-4551
650-329-4538 - Fax
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