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Megan Hines

Scientist III

Megan Hines

Scientist III


USGS Center for Integrated Data Analytics

8505 Research Way

Middleton, Wisconsin 53562

Phone: 608-821-3917


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Studied Landscape Architecture and Natural Resources Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003

Areas of Expertise

Research Data Management | Geographic Information Systems | Web Mapping | Database Management | Community Organizing

Current Work

WDNR Mobile


Grand Canyon Monitoring

Groundwater Monitoring Network Data Portal

Water Quality Portal



M. D. Jankowski, R. E. Russell, J. C. Franson, R. J. Dusek, M. K. Hines, M. Gregg, and E. K. Hofmeister (2014) Corticosterone Metabolite Concentrations in Greater Sage-Grouse Are Positively Associated With the Presence of Cattle Grazing. Rangeland Ecology & Management: May 2014, Vol. 67, No. 3, pp. 237-246.


Hines, Megan, Benson, Abigail, Govoni, David, Masaki, Derek, Poore, Barbara, Simpson, Annie, and Tessler, Steven, 2013, Partnering for Science; Proceedings of the USGS Workshop on Citizen Science: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1234, 51 p., available online at


Green, D.E., Hines, M.K., Russell, R.E., and Sleeman, J.M., 2012, U.S. Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, 2011 report of selected wildlife diseases: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5271, 32 p. plus 1 app., available only at


Xiaojin Zhu, Jun-Ming Xu, Christine M. Marsh, Megan K. Hines, F. Joshua Dein, Machine Learning for Zoonotic Emerging Disease Detection, ICML 2011 Workshop on Machine Learning for Global Challenges, Bellevue,WA, USA, 2011.



Digital Disease Detection 2013. "Cutting through the noise: Opening access to data from multiple channels for data-driven research, surveillance, and communication across disciplines" (invited rapid fire talk)

UW Madison Global Health Symposium 2013. "Emerging Disease Detection through Novel Wildlife Health Information Channels" (invited presentation)

UW Madison Global Health Seminar Seires 2013. "Discovering Novel Wildlife Health Information" (invited presentation)


Bring Your Own Data: Opportunities and Challenges in Using Citizen-Generated Data, Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. "Enhancing Wildlife Health Event Awareness: active and passive approaches with citizen generated data" (invited presentation)


National Map 2011, GIS and Health Lecture Series. "Open source news and citizen science tools aim to fill the gaps on wildlife health information" (invited presentation)