About

Walker Environmental Research, LLC is a research and consulting firm specializing in environmental data science and engineering.

Our mission is to find innovative ways of using data to improve how we understand and manage the natural environment.

We provide services in hydrologic and water quality data collection, management, analysis, modeling, and visualization.

Using modern data science methods and open-source tools, we are strong proponents of open science and strive to ensure our work is accessible and reproducible.


Jeffrey D Walker, PhD

Founder and Principal

Dr. Walker is an environmental and water resources engineer with over 10 years of experience in environmental consulting.

He received a B.S. in Science of Earth Systems from Cornell Unversity in 2006 and an M.Eng. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from MIT in 2007. He then spent 3 years as an environmental and water resources engineer at CDM Smith working on projects related to water resources modeling and watershed management across the United States and internationally.

In 2014, Jeff received a PhD in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at Tufts University under advisement of Dr. Steve Chapra. Jeff's dissertation, entitled "Interactive Web Applications for Environmental Modeling," demonstrated novel approaches to web-based data visualization and modeling interfaces that are designed to improve how we use and understand environmental models. Read more about his thesis here.

In addition to his training in environmental and water resources engineering, Jeff has a strong programming and data analytics background. He uses modern data science methods and open-source tools to acquire, manage, and make sense of environmental data.

Jeff lives in the state of Maine (the way life should be) with his wife, Elizabeth, and dog, Mocha.

For more information, see his Resume/CV.