Jason Knouft

Scientific Review Committee Member

Dr. Jason Knouft is a Professor of Biology at St. Louis University. Jason’s research interests are primarily focused on the effects of human activities (e.g., climate and land use change) on watershed hydrology, water quality, and the distribution of aquatic taxa across multiple spatial scales. A goal of Jason’s work is to develop hydrologically based GIS applications for the study of aquatic biodiversity. More specifically, his research team integrates field-collected data with hydrologic modeling techniques to predict the potential impacts of environmental change on water resources and the distribution and diversity of aquatic organisms, from microbes to vertebrates. Jason’s lab also focuses on investigating the potential of climate adaptation strategies to produce increased freshwater system resilience in the coming decades. Jason’s  collaborators represent a variety of backgrounds and interests, including ecologists, hydrologists, computational biologists, social scientists, and economists. Jason received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jason served on SESYNC’s Scientific Review Committee. 

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2017 - 2021
Areas of Expertise
global change ecohydrology
freshwater ecology
climate adaptation
Research Interests
freshwater sustainability
water resources
climate adaptation in freshwater systems
citizen/community science
Methods of Expertise
hydrologic modeling