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Jason Knouft
Saint Louis University

Jason Knouft is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Saint Louis University and a Large River Ecologist at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Biology from Drexel University, and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Biological Informatics at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Knouft's research focuses on the impacts of human activities on freshwater resources with a focus on climate change, land use transformations, and climate adaptation strategies to address these issues. This work integrates hydrologic, water quality, and ecological models with global climate model projections and field-based research, often within a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) context, to address contemporary and future issues related to freshwater system sustainability. These research areas are inherently tied to human social and economic systems, which are also aspects of Dr. Knouft's work. His research has been conducted in North America, South, America, and Asia, and funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and The Nature Conservancy.

Department of State Profile

Bureau of Intelligence and Research
Office of the Geographer and Global Issues

Jason Knouft is an Intelligence Research Specialist in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of the Geographer and Global Issues (INR/GGI). The Office conducts research, analysis, and briefs Department principals on a range of transboundary issues, environment and development, humanitarian crises and refugees, UN affairs, human rights and security, wildlife trafficking, and war crimes. Dr. Knouft interacts with offices and agencies within and outside of the U.S. Department of State and provides intelligence analysis, briefs, and products primarily related to issues associated with water, climate, and climate adaptation.