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Jeremy Smith

Senior Scientist

Jeremy Smith joined EPS as a Senior Scientist with 19 years of experience, with the majority of his time at the Department of Natural Resources – Environmental Protection Division (EPD). In this role, he designed, planned, and executed Georgia’s state-wide water quality monitoring program for lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries. Jeremy also served as the coordinator for Georgia’s fish consumption advisories.

Jeremy has expertise in designing and implementing large and small-scale watershed monitoring and assessment plans and has conducted several intensive surveys for various purposes. He also has experience in the development of Indices of Biological Integrity (IBI) for both macroinvertebrate and fish communities. He has also been heavily involved with the continued development of nutrient criteria and standards.

Areas of Expertise 

  • Watershed Management
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Fish Tissue Assessments
  • Aquatic Bioassessment
  • Multi-Variate Data Analysis
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


B.S., Environmental Health Science, University of Georgia, 1999 (Athens, GA)

M.S., Fisheries, University of Georgia, 2005 (Athens, GA)


  • Stream Morphology Assessment
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