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Jim Tesoriero

Research Hydrologist

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Short Biography

Jim Tesoriero is a Research Hydrologist for the National Water-Quality Assessment Program in Portland, Oregon. His expertise in geochemistry and contaminant hydrology has been used to asesss the fate and transport of contaminants in both groundwater and streams.


Education:

Ph.D., Environmental Science and Engineering, Oregon Graduate Institute.

M.S., Geology, Arizona State University.

B.A., Geological Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo. 


Research interests include:

  • Transport and transformations of contaminants along groundwater flow paths.

  • Groundwater - surface water interaction and its effect on nutrient cycling in streams.

  • Groundwater vulnerability to anthropogenic contaminants.

  • Effects of land use on water quality.






Publications

Tesoriero, A.J., Terziotti, S., and Abrams, D.E., 2015, Predicting redox conditions on a regional scale. Environmental Science and Technology (in press). [Link]

Hinkle, S.R. and Tesoriero, A.J., 2014, Nitrogen speciation and trends, and prediction of denitrification extent, in shallow US Groundwater, Journal of Hydrology, v. 509, 343-353. [Link]

Sheibley, R.W, Duff, J.H and Tesoriero, A.J, 2014. Low transient storage and uptake efficiencies in seven agricultural streams: implications for nutrient demand. Journal of Environmental Quality, doi:10.2134/jeq2014.01.0034. [Link]

Tesoriero, A.J., Duff, J.H., Saad, D.A., Spahr, N.E. and Wolock, D.M., 2013. Vulnerability of streams to legacy nitrate sources. Environmental Science and Technology, v. 47, 3623-3629. [Link]

Puckett, L.J., Tesoriero, A.J., and Dubrovsky, N.M., 2011. Nitrogen Contamination of Surficial Aquifers--A Growing Legacy. Environmental Science and Technology, v. 45, 839-844. [Link]

Tesoriero, A.J. and Puckett, L.J., 2011. O2 reduction and denitrification rates in shallow aquifers. Water Resources Research, v. 47, W12522, doi:10.1029/2011WR010471, 17 p. [Link]

Munn, M.D., Frey, J.W., and Tesoriero, A.J., 2010. The influence of nutrients and physical habitat in regulating algal biomass in agricultural streams. Environmental Management, v. 45, 603-615. [Link]

Denver, J.M., Tesoriero, A.J., and Barbaro, J.R., 2010. Trends and transformation of nutrients and pesticides in a coastal plain aquifer system, United States. Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 39, 154-167. [Link]

Tesoriero, A.J., Duff, J.H, Wolock, D.M., Spahr, N.E. and Almendinger, J.A., 2009. Identifying pathways and processes affecting nitrate and orthophosphate inputs to streams in agricultural watersheds. Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 38, 1892-1900. [Link]

Duff, J.H., Tesoriero, A.J., Richardson, W.B., Strauss, E.A., and Munn, M.D., 2008. Whole stream response to nitrate loading in three streams draining agricultural landscapes. Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 37, 1133-1144. [Link]

Tesoriero, A.J., Saad, D.A., Burow, K.R., Frick, E.A., Puckett, L.J., and Barbash, J.E., 2007. Linking ground-water age and chemistry data along flow paths: Implications for trends and transformations of nitrate and pesticides. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 94, 139-155, doi: 10.1016/j.conhyd.2007.05.007. [Link]

Tesoriero, A., J., Spruill, T.B., Mew, H., Farrell, K. and Harden, S.L., 2005, Nitrogen transport and transformations in a coastal plain watershed: influence of geomorphology on flow paths and residence times. Water Resources Research, v. 41, W02008, doi:10.1029/2003WR002953, 15 p. [Link]

Spruill, T.B., Tesoriero, A.J., Mew, H.E., Farrell, K.M, Harden, S.L., Colosimo, A.B. and Kraemer, S.R., 2004, Geochemistry and characteristics of nitrogen transport at a confined animal feeding operation in a coastal plain agricultural watershed, and implications for nutrient loading in the Neuse River basin, North Carolina, 1999-2002. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigation Report 2004-5283, 115 p. [Link]

Tesoriero, A.J., Spruill, T.B., and Eimers, J., 2004, Geochemistry of shallow ground water in coastal plain environments in the Southeastern United States: implications for aquifer susceptibility. Applied Geochemistry, v. 19, no. 9, 1471-1482. [Link]

Silva, S.R., Ging, P.B., Lee, R.W., Ebbert, J.C., Tesoriero, A.J., and Inkpen, E.L., 2002, Forensic applications of nitrogen and oxygen isotopes in tracing nitrate sources in urban environments. Environmental Forensics, v. 3, 125-130. [Link]

Ebbert, J. C., Embrey, S. S., Black, R. W., Tesoriero, A. J., and Haggland, A. L., 2001, Water Quality in the Puget Sound Basin, Washington and British Columbia, 1996-98. U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1216, 25p. [Link]

Tesoriero, A. J., Löffler, F.E., and Liebscher, H., 2001, The fate and origin of 1,2-dichloropropane in an unconfined shallow aquifer. Environmental Science and Technology, v. 35, no. 3, 455-461. [Link]

Inkpen, E. L., Tesoriero, A. J., Ebbert, J. C., Silva, S. R., and Sandstrom, M. W., 2001, Ground-water quality in regional, agricultural, and urban settings in the Puget Sound Basin, Washington, and British Columbia, 1996-1998. U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations Report 00-4100, 115 p. [Link]

Tesoriero, A.J., Liebscher, H., and Cox, S.E., 2000, Mechanism and rate of denitrification in an agricultural watershed: Electron and mass balance along ground water flow paths. Water Resources Research, v. 36, no. 6, 1545-1559. [Link]

Tesoriero, A.J., Inkpen, E.L., and Voss, F.D., 1998, Assessing ground - water vulnerability using logistic regression. Proceedings of the Conference on Source Water Assessment and Protection 98, Dallas, TX, p. 157 - 165. National Water Research Institute, Fountain Valley, CA. [Link]

Tesoriero, A.J., and Voss, F.D., 1997, Predicting the probability of elevated nitrate concentrations in the Puget Sound Basin: implications for aquifer susceptibility and vulnerability. Ground Water, v. 35, no. 6, 1029-1039. [Link]

Erwin, M.L., and Tesoriero, A.J., 1997, Predicting ground-water vulnerability to nitrate in the Puget Sound Basin. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 061-97, 4 p. [Link]

Staubitz, W.W., Bortleson, G.C., Semans, S.D., Tesoriero, A.J., and Black, R.W., 1997, Water-quality assessment of the Puget Sound Basin, Washington--environmental setting and its implications for water quality and biota. U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigation Report 97-4013, 76 p. [Link]

Tesoriero, A.J., and Pankow, J.P., 1996, Solid solution partitioning of Sr2+, Ba2+, and Cd2+ to calcite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 60, 1053-1063. [Link]





Contact Information

Jim Tesoriero
2130 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
tesorier@usgs.gov
503-251-3202
503-251-3470 - Fax
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