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Heather E. Golden

My primary area of research involves understanding and modeling the effects of watershed-scale fate and transport of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems and linking landscape hydrological and biogeochemical processes to aquatic ecological endpoints.

Biographical Information

Name: Heather E. Golden
Title: Research Physical Scientist

Contact Info:

Ecological Exposure Research Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Environmental Protection Agency
26 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (MD579)
Cincinnati, OH 45268

Phone: 513-569-7773


  • Ph.D. in Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management, 2007, State University of New York (ESF-Syracuse)
  • M.A. in Physical Geography and Gemorphology, 1998, East Carolina University
  • B.S. in Earth Science (Minor in Biology), 1995, Frostburg State University

Professional Experience:

  • Research Physical Scientist, USEPA, 2010 to Present
  • Postdoctoral Physical Scientist, USEPA, 2007 to 2010
  • Research Fellow, USEPA Greater Research Opportunities, 2004 to 2007
  • Teaching Fellow, National Science Foundation, 2003 to 2004
  • Research Assistant, New York City Watershed Agricultural Council, 2002 to 2003
  • Watershed Planning Specialist, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 2002
  • Environmental Scientist, Mackin Engineering Company, 2000 to 2002
  • Watershed Planner, Canaan Valley Institute, 1999 to 2000
  • Research Assistant, US Department of Agriculture, 1997 to 1998
  • Research Assistant, New Jersey Sea Grant, 1996 to 1997

Selected Awards and Honors:

  • USEPA National Exposure Research Laboratory, Integrating Science and Technology to Solve Environmental Problems Award, 2009
  • National Science Foundation, East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Program Fellowship (Korea), 2005
  • Eugene Farnsworth Fellowship in Forest and Natural Resources Management (SUNY-ESF, Syracuse), 2005

Publications and Presentations

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