My research focuses on watershed hydrology, groundwater-surface water interactions, and landscape evolution in human-altered and volcanic landscapes. Current projects focus on green infrastructure, stormwater management, and stream restoration. Much of my research is field-based, but my group also makes use of stable isotope analyses, geographic information systems (GIS), and hydrologic modeling. I have expertise in fluvial geomorphology and landscape evolution, which implicitly and explicitly informs my research. For more information, please see my website.
Ph.D. in Geology, Oregon State University, 2006, M.S. in Water Resources Science, University of Minnesota, 2002, B.A. in Earth & Planetary Science, John Hopkins University, 2001
hydrology, streams and rivers, groundwater, stormwater management, landscape change, stormwater, green infrastructure, socio-hydrology, urban streams and watersheds, water resources and hydrology, storm water and urban watersheds, human-altered landscapes, climate change impacts
Singer, D.M., Jefferson, A.J., Traub, E.L., and Perdrial, N. 2018. Mineralogical and geochemical variation in stream sediments impacted by acid mine drainage is related to hydro-geomorphic setting. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 6(1): 31.
Jefferson, A.J., Bhaskar, A., Fanelli, R., Hopkins, K.G., Avellaneda, P.M., and McMillan, S.K. 2017. Stormwater management network effectiveness and implications for urban watershed function: a critical review. Hydrological Processes. 31 (23): 4056-4080
Avellaneda, P.M., Jefferson, A.J., Grieser, J.M., and Bush, S.A., 2017. Simulation of the cumulative hydrological response to green infrastructure. Water Resources Research. 53
Bell, C.D., McMillan, S.K., Clinton, S.M., and Jefferson, A.J., 2017. Characterizing the Effects of Stormwater Mitigation on Nutrient Export and Stream Concentrations. Environmental Management. 59: 604
Bell, C.D., McMillan, S.K., Clinton, S.M., and Jefferson, A.J. 2016. Hydrologic response to stormwater control measures in urban watersheds. Journal of Hydrology. 541: 1488-1500
Turner, V.K., Jarden, K.M., and Jefferson, A.J. 2016. Resident perspectives on green infrastructure in an experimental suburban stormwater management program. Cities and the Environment, 9(1): art. 4
Jarden, K.M., Jefferson, A.J., and Grieser, J.M. 2016. Assessing the effects of street-scale green infrastructure retrofits on hydrograph characteristics, northeastern Ohio, USA, Hydrologic Processes, 30(10):1536-1550
Jefferson, A.J., Bell, C.D., Clinton, S., and McMillan, S. 2015. Application of isotope hydrograph separation to understand urban stormwater dynamics, Hydrological Processes, 29(25): 5290-5306
Griffith, E.M., Ortiz, J.D., and Jefferson, A.J., 2015. Mimicking the Rayleigh isotope effect in the oceans, Oceanography, 28(4): 96-101
Reilly, D., Singer, D., Jefferson, A.J., and Eckstein, Y. 2015. Identification of Local Groundwater Pollution in Northeastern Pennsylvania: Marcellus Flow-back or Not?, Environmental Earth Sciences, 73(12): 8097-8109