Keynote Address

2023 New Mexico Geological Society Annual Spring Meeting
Macey Center, Socorro, NM, April 21, 2023

The role of geology and legacy mines in post-wildfire water quality

Sheila Murphy, Research Hydrologist, USGS Water Resources Mission Area

Sheila Murphy

Sheila Murphy is a research hydrologist who focuses on how disturbances (such as wildfire, floods, hurricanes, land use change) alter watershed response, water quality, and water quantity. Her recent research has evaluated the effects of wildfire on water quality in the western U.S., and the hydrologic and geochemical responses to land cover change and hurricanes in a tropical forest in Puerto Rico.

(Excerpted from her USGS staff profile page.)


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