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Emily Read

Data Scientist

Emily Read

Data Scientist

Contact

USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics

8505 Research Way

Middleton, Wisconsin 53562

Phone: 608-821-3851

Email: eread@usgs.gov

orcid.org/0000-0002-9617-9433

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Education

BS Environmental Science, University of Arizona, 2004

MS Environmental Science, Indiana University, 2007

PhD Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012

Areas of Expertise

Aquatic chemistry | Microbial Ecology | Water Quality Modeling | Science of Team Science

Current Work

Climate Data Initiative

R tool development

Publications


2016

EK Read, M O'Rourke, GS Hong, PC Hanson, LA Winslow, S Crowley, CA Brewer, KC Weathers. 2016. Building the team for team science. Ecosphere 7(3):e01291.10.1002/ecs2.1291


Read JS, C Gries, EK Read, J Klug, PC Hanson, MR Hipsey, E Jennings, CM O’Reilly, LA Winslow, D Pierson, C McBride, DP Hamilton. in press. Generating community-built tools for data sharing and analysis in environmental networks. Inland Waters.


Blodgett D, EK Read, J Lucido, T Slawecki, D Young. accepted. An analysis of water data systems to inform the Open Water Data Intiative. Journal of the American Water Resources Association.


2015

Read, JS, JI Walker, A Appling, DL Blodgett, EK Read, LA Winslow. 2015. geoknife: Reproducible web-processing of large gridded datasets. Ecography. doi:10.1111/ecog.01880


Read, EK, M Bucknell, M Hines, J Kreft, J Lucido, J Read, C Schroedl, D Sibley, S Stephan, I Suftin, P Thongsavanh, J Van Den Hoek, J Walker, M Wernimont, L Winslow, and A Yan. 2015. New insight into California’s drought through open data. BAAMA Journal, 8(1).


Read EK, V Patil, S Oliver, A Hetherington, J Brentrup, J Zwart, K Winters, J Corman, E Nodine, IR Woolway, H Dugan, A Jaimes, A Santoso, G Hong, LA Winslow, PC Hanson, KC Weathers. 2015. The importance of lake-specific characteristics for water quality across the continental US. Ecological Applications,25(4), 943-955.


Read JS, KC Rose, LA Winslow, EK Read. 2015. A method for estimating a bulk diffuse attenuation coefficient (Kd) from paired temperature sensors. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 13(2): 53-61. DOI: 10.1002/lom3.10006 Link


2014

Read EK, M Ivancic, PC Hanson, B Cade-Menun, and KD McMahon. 2014. Phosphorus speciation in a eutrophic lake by 31P NMR spectroscopy. Water Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.06.005


Rose KC, LA Winslow, JS Read, EK Read, C Solomon, R Adrian, PC Hanson. 2014. Improving the precision of lake ecosystem metabolism estimates by identifying predictors of model uncertainty. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 12: 303-312. doi:10.4319/lom.2014.12.303


Cheruvelil KS, PA Soranno, KC Weathers, PC Hanson, SJ Goring, CT Filstrup, EK Read. 2014. Creating and maintaining high-performing collaborative research teams: the importance of diversity and interpersonal skills. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 12: 31-38. DOI: 10.1890/130001


2013

McMahon KD and EK Read. 2013. Microbial contributions to phosphorus cycling in eutrophic lakes and wastewater. Annual Reviews: Microbiology. 67:199-219. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-micro-092412-155713.


2012

Kara EL, LA Winslow, YH Hu, PC Hanson, and KD McMahon. 2012. A decade of seasonal dynamics and co-occurrences within freshwater bacterioplankton communities from Lake Mendota, WI, USA. ISME Journal 7(3): 680-684. DOI:10.1038/ismej.2012.118.


Kara EL, PC Hanson, DP Hamilton, M Hipsey, KD McMahon, JS Read, LA Winslow, J Dedrick, KC Rose, CC Carey, S Bertilsson, D Motta-Marques, L Beversdorf, T Miller, CH Wu, YF Hsieh, E Gaiser, TK Kratz. 2012. Time-scale dependence in numerical simulations: Assessment of physical, chemical, and biological predictions in a stratified lake from scales of hours to months. Environmental Modelling and Software. 35: 104-121.


Carey CC, PC Hanson, DA Bruesewitz, GW Holtgrieve, EL Kara, KC Rose, RL Smyth, KC Weathers. 2012. Organized Oral Session 43: Novel Applications of High-Frequency Sensor Data in Aquatic Ecosystems: Discoveries from GLEON, the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 93, 100-105. DOI: 10.1890/0012-9623-93.1.100.


Kara, E, C. Heimerl, T. Killpack, M. Van de Bogert, H. Yoshida, and S. R. Carpenter. 2012. Assessing a decade of phosphorus management in the Lake Mendota, Wisconsin watershed and scenarios for enhanced phosphorus management. Aquatic Sciences 74(2):241-253. DOI: 10.1007/s00027-011-0215-6.


2011

Hanson PC, DP Hamilton, EH Stanley, N Preston, O Langman, EL Kara. 2011. Nature of the Load Versus Nature of the Lake in Determining the Fate of Allochthonous Dissolved Organic Carbon. PLoS ONE 6(7): e21884. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021884.


2009

Shade A, CC Carey, EL Kara, S Bertilsson, KD McMahon, and M Smith. 2009. Can the black box be cracked? The augmentation of microbial ecology with high-resolution, automated sensing technologies. ISME Journal. 3:881-888.

Kara EL and A Shade. 2009. Temporal dynamics of South End tidal creek bacterial communities, Sapelo Island, Georgia. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 75:1058-1064.


2006

Kara EL. 2006. Funneling: A Threat to Indiana’s Lakes. Water Column, Vol.18 No.1: 1-2.

Presentations


2012

Read, E. 2012. “Assessing a decade of phosphorus management in the Lake Mendota watershed and scenarios for enhancement.” North American Lake Management Society meeting, Madison, WI. Oral presentation.

Read, E. 2012. “Scale-dependence of numerical simulation prediction accuracy for manual and high-frequency observations.” RCN FORECAST Meeting. Woods Hole, MA. Poster presentation.


2011

Kara, E. and K.D. McMahon. 2011. “Long-term bacterial community composition in eutrophic Lake Mendota, WI.” Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network 12. Sunnape, New Hampshire. Poster.


2010

Kara, E., P. Hanson, D. Hamilton, M. Hipsey, K.D. McMahon, J. Read, L. Winslow, J. Dedrick, K. Rose, C. Carey, S. Bertilsson, D. D. M. Marques, L. Beversdorf, T. Miller, C. Wu, Y. Hsieh, E. Gaiser, and T. Kratz. 2010. “Scale-dependence of numerical simulation prediction accuracy for manual and high-frequency observations.” University of Wisconsin Limnology and Marine Science Seminar. Oral presentation.

Kara, E., P.Hanson, D. Hamilton, M. Hipsey, K.D. McMahon, J. Read, L. Winslow, J. Dedrick, K. Rose, C. Carey, S. Bertilsson, D. D. M. Marques, L. Beversdorf, T. Miller, C. Wu, Y. Hsieh, E. Gaiser, and T. Kratz. 2010. Time-scale dependence in numerical simulations: Assessment of physical, chemical, and biological predictions in a stratified lake at temporal scales of hours to months.” American Society for Limnology and Oceanography/North American Benthological Society Joint Meeting, Santa Fe, NM. Oral presentation.

K.C. Rose, L. Winslow, J. Read, E. Kara, and C. Solomon. 2010. “Metabolic model parameter uncertainty explained by GLEON Lake Analyzer stability indices.” Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network 11. Nanjing, China. Poster.


2009

Kara, E. October 2009. “Modeling Lake Mendota: GLAMMR.” Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network 9. Boulder Junction, WI. Oral presentation.

Kara, E. October. 2009. “Spatial and Temporal Microbial Phosphorus Uptake and Heterotrophic Bacterial Dynamics in Lake Mendota, WI.” Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network 9. Boulder Junction, WI. Poster.

Kara, E. May, 2009. “Phosphorus uptake and release by sediment and pelagic lake bacteria.” University of Wisconsin Environmental Engineering Seminar. Oral presentation.

Kara, E. 2009. “Spatial and Temporal Microbial Phosphorus Uptake and Heterotrophic Bacterial Dynamics in Lake Mendota, WI.” Long Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting. Estes Park, CO. Poster.


2008

Kara, E., A. Shade, and R. Bohanan. 2008. “Using an online real-time database to teach about ecological scale and dynamics.” Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network 7. Uppsala, Sweden. Poster.

Kara, E. 2008. “Phosphorus Accumulating Bacteria in Aquatic Environments” International Microbial Community Dynamics Workshop. Stockholm, Sweden. Oral presentation.