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Ecosystems Research

Lourdes M. Prieto

My role at ERD is to support ongoing research.  Mostly, this involves using geographic information system (GIS) technology to manage, analyze and display spatial data.  I also support research by compiling data, formatting data for model input, creating charts, and doing literature searches.  In the past, I have conducted laboratory and field studies and mapped sampling sites, using GIS and a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. 

Biographical Information

Name: Lourdes M. Prieto
Title: Environmental Scientist

Contact Info:

Ecosystems Research Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Office of Research and Development
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
960 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia 30605-2700

Phone: 706-355-8112
Email: prieto.lourdes@epa.gov

Education/Training

GIS training, multiple sources, 1993-present
Graduate credits in Marine Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, 1982
B.S. in Biology, University of Puerto Rico, 1979

Professional Experience

Environmental Scientist, USEPA, ORD, NERL-ERD, Athens, GA  1989–present
Laboratory Technician, Terrestrial Ecology Division, Center for Energy and Environment Research, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico 1983–1989
Microbiology Technician, Microbial Ecology Laboratory, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico 1981–1982                                                           

Selected Awards and Honors

NERL Meritorious Research Support Award 2009
EPA National Honor Award (Glenda A. Farmer Award) 2008
ORD Honor Award (Team Award Leaking Underground Storage Tank program) 2007 

Publications and Presentations

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