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Andrew Wilcox
University of Montana

Andrew Wilcox is a Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Montana, is Director of the University of Montana River Center, and he co-directs a graduate training program on Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, and he recently completed a 3-year term as Department Chair. Dr. Wilcox is an environmental scientist with core expertise and research and teaching experience in geomorphology and hydrology, as well as broader interest in the water-energy nexus; climate science; natural hazards; and policy. His geomorphology research entails field studies and modeling to investigate the fluxes of sediment and water through landscapes, especially within river-floodplain systems, and how those material transfers influence and are influenced by humans and infrastructure (e.g., dams and flooding), climate change, wildfire, aquatic ecosystems, and watershed management. Dr. Wilcox completed a B.A. at Stanford University, M.S. at the University of California-Berkeley, Ph.D. at Colorado State University, and Postdoctoral Associate position with the United States Geological Survey. He has also served as a Fulbright Scholar in Santiago, Chile, where he researched extreme floods in the Atacama Desert and taught a graduate course, and a Fulbright Specialist in Bogota, Colombia, where he collaborated with the Nature Conservancy to study the effects of new dams and to develop science-based management guidance for the Magdalena River.

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Bureau of Energy Resources
Office of Energy Transformation

Andrew Wilcox serves as an Energy Analyst in the Office of Energy Transformation (ENR/ETR), which leads the Bureau of Energy Resources' efforts to transform the global energy sector toward more diverse resources and stable systems. Andrew works on issues related to critical minerals required for electric-vehicle batteries and other clean-energy technologies, including supply chains, recycling, and environmental, social, and governance standards. Andrew also works on topics at the nexus of water and energy systems.