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Dianna Hogan has been a Research Physical Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey Eastern Geographic Science Center in Reston, Virginia since 2005. Her work focuses on (1) urban land use, stormwater management, and their effects on stream hydrology and chemistry; and (2) ecosystem services, including ecological valuation from a natural science perspective, the effects of changing land use on service provision, and promoting the use of ecosystem services concepts in natural resource and land use decision making. Recent projects include an assessment of the ability of urban stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to mitigate water quality, quantity and flow; and the development of an ecological value model to support land use decision-making in south Florida.
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Hogan, D.M., Loperfido, J.V., Van Ness, K.D., and Jarnagin, T., in revision, Mitigating Stream Impacts in Urbanizing Watersheds, Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA).
Loperfido, J.V., Noe, G.B., and Hogan, D.M., in revision, Catchment-Scale Effects of Distributed and Centralized Stormwater Best Management Practices and Land Cover on Urban Stream Hydrology, Journal of Hydrology.
Labiosa, W., Forney, W., Esnard, A-M, Mitsova-Boneva, D., Bernknopf, R., Hearn, P. Hogan, D., Pearlstine, L., Strong, D., Gladwin, H., 2013, An Integrated Multi-Criteria Scenario Evaluation Web Tool for Participatory Land-Use Planning in Urbanized Areas: The Ecosystem Portfolio Model, Environmental Modelling & Software, available online 11 January 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.10.012.
Hogan, D., Labiosa, W., Pearlstine, L., Hallac, D., Strong, D., Hearn, P., Bernknopf, R., 2012, Estimating the Cumulative Ecological Effect of Local Scale Landscape Changes in South Florida, Environmental Management 49(2):502-515. DOI 10.1007/s00267-011-9771-8.
Loperfido, J.V., and Hogan, D.M., 2012, Effects of urban stormwater-management strategies on stream-water quantity and quality: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3079, 2 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3079.
Hogan, D.M., Arthaud, G., Brookshire, D., Gunther, T., Pincetl, S., Shapiro, C., and Van Horne, B., 2011, Developing an Institutional Framework to Incorporate Ecosystem Services into Decision Making —Proceedings of a Workshop: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1221, 9 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1221.
Pearlstine, L., Hogan, D., and Labiosa, W, 2011, A Circuitscape Dispersal Model and Index for Connectivity in South Florida Landscapes. Proceedings for the Third USGS Modeling Conference, Understanding and Predicting for a Changing World, Brady, S.R. (editor), Broomfield, CO, June 7-11, 2010. U. S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5147, 85 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2011/5147.
Hogan, D.M., 2010, How Does Geography Help Us Understand Ecosystem Services?, Natural Inquirer, Ecosystem Services Edition, 12(1), available at http://www.naturalinquirer.org/
Hogan, D.M., Arthaud, G., Pattison, M., Sayre, R., and Shapiro, C., 2010, Developing an Analytical Framework: Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Decision Making—Proceedings of a workshop: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1259, 6 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1259/
Hogan, D.M. and Walbridge, M.R., 2009, Recent Land Cover History and Nutrient Retention in Riparian Wetlands, Environmental Management 44:62–72.
Hogan, D.M., Arthaud, G., Goodman, I., Pattison, M., Sayre, R., Shapiro, C., and Van Horne, B., 2009, Developing a Vision: Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Decision Making—Proceedings of a Workshop:
Labiosa, W., Bernknopf, R., Hearn, P., Hogan, D., Strong, D., Pearlstine, L., Mathie, A., Wein, A., Gillen, K., and Wachter, S., 2009, The South Florida Ecosystem Portfolio Model – A Map-Based Multicriteria Ecological, Economic, and Community Land Use Planning Tool.
Hogan, D.M., 2008, Management of urban stormwater runoff in the
Slonecker, T., Jones, J.W., Price, S.D., and Hogan, D., 2008, Advanced remote sensing research: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2008-3052, 4 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2008/3052
Hogan, D.M. and Walbridge, M.R., 2007, Urbanization and Nutrient Retention in Freshwater Riparian Wetlands, Ecological Applications, 17(4), p. 1142-1155.
Hogan, D.M. and Walbridge, M.R., 2007, Best Management Practices for Nutrient and Sediment Retention in Urban Stormwater Runoff, Journal of Environmental Quality 36:386-395.
Hogan, D.M., Jordan, T. and Walbridge, M.R., 2004, Phosphorus Retention and Soil Organic Carbon in Restored and Natural Freshwater Wetlands, Wetlands, 24(3), p. 573-585.
My Science Topics
My USGS Science Strategy AreasClimate Variability & Change
Understanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change
Urban Stormwater and Ecosystem Services
Removal and retention of nutrients and sediment from urban stormwater runoff, and the mitigation of stormwater flow amount and velocity, are important for the provision of ecosystem services and the health of receiving aquatic ecosystems including local streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Suburban resource managers use stormwater management facilities—commonly called Best Management Practices (BMPs)—to slow down and treat stormwater runoff in an effort to prevent streambank erosion and remove some of the excess nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment before the stormwater can reach local and downstream aquatic ecosystems.
Traditionally, stormwater BMPs, such as detention ponds and constructed wetlands, have been used in a centralized manner (a small number of BMPs are located in a given area and the surrounding urban areas drain to them). Recently (since about the 1990s), stormwater managers and land-use planners have begun to integrate BMPs into the urban landscape and use them in a distributed way (multiple, different BMPs, often connected in a series and used to detain stormwater; increase infiltration to groundwater; and increase the removal of nutrients, sediment, and other contaminants).
One goal of this project is to better understand the complex interactions between land use and the spatial pattern, presence, and connectivity of BMPs, and how that mitigates urban stormwater quality and quantity. Stormwater management practices continue to evolve as more is learned about their effectiveness in controlling runoff and the loads of contaminants (including nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment) runoff transports from the landscape to streams. Current trends indicate that BMP use is tending toward a more distributed approach with an emphasis on stormwater infiltration and individual property-management techniques (for example, rain gardens, rain barrels, individual property dry wells, infiltration systems, and reuse systems). Understanding the effects of these practices and approach on the production and maintenance of ecosystem services is crucial for supporting informed land use decision making.
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