John Wilson
Climate and Hydrology Research
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

John L. Wilson is Professor of Hydrology in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, New Mexico. He has a BS from Georgia Institute of Technology, and MS, CE and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Prior to New Mexico Tech he taught at MIT. Wilson is a current or former member of many professional society, university and government science advisory panels and committees, including the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advisory Committees for Geoscience, and for Environmental Research and Education, the National Research Council’s Committee on Hydrologic Science, and the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Committee on Fellows and the AGU Council. He is former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI), and currently President of AGU’s 7,000 member Hydrology Section.

Wilson is a Fellow of AGU and of the Geological Society of America (GSA), a former Darcy Lecturer, and a holder of the O.E. Meinzer Award from GSA and the Hydrologic Science Award from AGU. In his own work, which is mostly related to groundwater hydrology, Wilson’s current efforts focus on contaminant source identification, stream-aquifer interaction, including the hyporheic zone, and mountain hydrology. The last topic has taken him into related fields stretching from geostatistical precipitation estimation, through land-surface energy balance modeling, to remote sensing. Mountain hydrology in a changing climate is also the focus of his EPSCoR related efforts.

jwilson [at] nmt [dot] edu

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