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Cynthia Brown


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I have a BS in Environmental and Systematic Biology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA and a MS in Geology from San Jose State University, CA.  I started with the USGS as a geology student in 1984 crushing rocks and using U/Pb dating techniques with zircons and feldspars in the Branch of Isotope Geology.  I moved to the National Research Program in Water in 1990.  My research focused on the fate, transport and effects of inorganic contaminants in aquatic ecosystems.  I currently serve as assistant Branch Chief of the Western Branch of the National Research Program.


My Science Topics

Science Topic
Ecology and Environmentaquatic ecosystems
Ecology and Environmentecological processes
Ecology and Environmentecosystems
Ecology and Environmentestuarine ecosystems
Environmental Issuescontamination and pollution
Environmental Issuestoxic trace elements

My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Understanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change

Contact Information

Cynthia Brown
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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