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Scott Worland

Education and Appointments

PhD student, Vanderbilt University -- Engineering, current
Fellow, Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment, current
Career intern, U.S. Geological Survey, current
M.S. Vanderbilt University, Hydrology, 2014
B.S. Georgia College, Environmental Sciences, 2012

Research Interests  

I am a hydrologist who applies statistical learning methods to answer pressing earth science questions. I hope to bring strong disciplinary knowledge to interdisciplinary research teams. My research interests include statistical hydrology, machine learning, and Bayesian statistics.


Worland, Scott C., Scott Steinschneider, George M. Hornberger. "Drivers of variability in public supply water withdrawals across the contiguous United States." under revision, Water Resources Research, 54. (2018)

Gilligan, Jonathan M., Christopher A. Wold, Scott C. Worland , John J. Nay , David J. Hess , and George M. Hornberger. “Urban Water Conservation Policies in the United States.” under revision, Earth's Future. (2018)

Worland, Scott C., William H. Farmer, Julie Kiang. “Improving Predictions of Hydrological Lowflow Indices in Ungaged Basins Using Machine Learning.” Environmental Modeling and Software. (2017)

Knierim, Katherine J., Anna M. Nottmeier, Scott C. Worland, Drew A. Westerman, and Brian R. Clark. "Challenges for creating a site-specific groundwater-use record for the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system (central USA) from 1900 to 2010." Hydrogeology Journal (2017): 1-15. doi: 10.1007/s10040-017-1593-1

Hess, David J., Christopher A. Wold, Scott C. Worland, and George M. Hornberger., 2017. Measuring urban water conservation policies: toward a comprehensive index. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association53(2), pp.442-455. doi:10.1111/1752-1688.12506.

Hess, David J., Christopher A. Wold, Elise Hunter, John Nay, Scott C. Worland, Jonathan Gilligan, and George M. Hornberger. "Drought, Risk, and Institutional Politics in the American Southwest." In Sociological Forum, vol. 31, no. S1, (2016): 807-827. 

Worland, Scott C., George M. Hornberger, and Steven L. Goodbred. "Source, transport, and evolution of saline groundwater in a shallow Holocene aquifer on the tidal deltaplain of southwest Bangladesh." Water Resources Research. 51, no. 7 (2015): 5791-5805. doi:10.1002/2014WR016262.

Bradley, M., Scott C. Worland (2015). Acid-Rock Drainage and Selected Acid-Mine Drainage Issues Related to Acid-Rock Drainage From Transportation Activities. USGS open-file report

Worland, S. C (2014). "Source, Transport, and Evolution of Saline Groundwater in a Shallow Holocene Aquifer on the Tidal Deltaplain of Southwest Bangladesh." Master’s Thesis, Vanderbilt University.