Jack Cosby

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Jack Cosby has over 30 years of research experience in the USA, Canada and Europe, focusing on the hydrology and biogeochemistry of low-order streams, small lakes, headwater catchments, and coastal and estuarine systems.
Full Name
Bernard Jackson Cosby, Jr
Year of Birth
1948
Nationality
USA
Profession
Biogeochemist, Watershed Scientist
Range of Experience
Dr Cosby is Research Professor of Environmental Sciences, Fellow of Brown College, and Co-director of the Shenandoah Watershed Study Program at the University of Virginia. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program at Trent University in Canada, and a fellow at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in the UK. He has over 30 years of research experience in the USA, Canada and Europe, focusing on the hydrology and biogeochemistry of low-order streams, small lakes, headwater catchments, and coastal and estuarine systems. His most original contributions have been the development and application of integrative, catchment-sale to landscape-scale models designed to deal with both the scientific and management aspects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances in these ecosystems. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers. His work has been cited over 4400 times with an h-index of 30, http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-5653-2012 (citation analysis of 112 papers in the web of knowledge). He was named a “Highly Cited Researcher” by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in 2002 in the fields of Ecology/Environment and Engineering.
Career Summary
  • 2013-date WRA Associate and Research Advisor, CEH Bangor, North Wales
  • 1996-date Research Professor, Dept. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
  • 2005- date Adjunct Professor, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Trent University
  • 2008-09 Senior Research Assoc., School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University
  • 2000-05 Professor of Environmental Sciences, (part-time) Dept. Geography, Reading University
  • 1991-96 Research Associate Professor, Dept. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
  • 1989-91 Associate Professor, Nicholas School of Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University
  • 1988-90 Senior Scientific Fellow, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo, Norway
  • 1985-89 Research Assistant Professor, Dept. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
  • 1985 Visiting Scientist, Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford, England, UK
  • 1984-85 Research Fellow, Dept. Environmental Science, University of Lancaster
  • 1982-84 Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
  • 1972-78 Research Assistant/Associate, Dept. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
  • 1970-72 Chemist, U.S. EPA, Mid-Atlantic Regional Laboratory, Charlottesville, VA
Education
  • 1982 Ph.D., University of Virginia, Environmental Sciences
  • 1970 B.S., University of Virginia, Chemistry
Key Assignments
  • Pollutant Critical Loads Assessment protocols for U.S. EPA, National Park Service, and Forest Service
  • National scale modelling of future acidification of lakes and streams in North America and Europe
  • Catchment biogeochemistry; research and monitoring program for stream hydrology and water quality in the central Appalachians mountains of the U.S. (30+ year continuous program)
  • Development of climate-linked model of soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics in forests
  • Climate change effects on stream temperature and DOC in the central Appalachian Mountains of the U.S.
  • Role of freshwater runoff on the salinity balance and water quality of Florida Bay
Country Experience
USA, UK, Canada, Norway, Sweden
Languages
Fluent in English
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