Bureau of Economic Geology

Jon Paul Pierre

Jon Paul Pierre
Research Scientist Associate IV
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924

Research Interests

  • Mapping, quantifying, and forecasting land use associated with anthropogenic systems
  • Altered land reclamation and ecosystem restoration
  • Groundwater and surface water characterization and interaction


M.S. Energy and Earth Resources, University of Texas at Austin, 2014

B.S. Environmental Protection, West Virginia University, 1995

Professional History

2016-present  Research Scientist Associate III, Bureau of Economic Geology

2014-2016  Research Scientist Associate II, Bureau of Economic Geology

2012-2014  Graduate Research Assistant, Bureau of Economic Geology

2000-2012  General Manager, Sheerlund Forests Inc., Reading, Pa.

1999-2000  Farm Manager, Robert Baker Nursery Company, West Suffield, CT

1998-1999  Supervisor, Plant Culture/Pest Management/Irrigation, Greenleaf Nursery Company, Tarboro, N.C.

1995-1998  Department Manager, Ingleside Plantation Nurseries, Oak Grove, VA

1995  Soil Conservation Aid, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ranson, WV

Selected Publications

Pierre, J.P., Wolaver, B. D., Labay, B. J., LaDuc, T. J., Duran, C. M., Ryberg, W. A., Hibbitts, T. J. and Andrews, J. R., 2018, Comparison of recent oil and gas, wind energy, and other anthropogenic landscape alteration factors in Texas through 2014. Environmental Management, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-018-1000-2. (Accepted January 2018).

Wolaver BD, Pierre JP, Labay BJ, et al (2018) An approach for evaluating changes in land-use from energy sprawl and other anthropogenic activities with implications for biotic resource management. Environ Earth Sci 77:171. doi: 10.1007/s12665-018-7323-8

Wolaver BD, Pierre JP, Ikonnikova SA, et al (2018) An Improved Approach for Forecasting Ecological Impacts from Future Drilling in Unconventional Shale Oil and Gas Plays. Environmental Management 62:323–333. doi: 10.1007/s00267-018-1042-5

Pierre, J.P.,Young, M. H., Wolaver, B. D., Andrews, J. R., and Breton, C., 2017, Time series analysis of energy production and associated landscape fragmentation in the Eagle Ford Shale Play: Environmental Management, v. 60, no. 5, p. 852-866, http://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-017-0925-1.

Ryberg, W. A., Wolaver, B. D., Prestridge, H. L., Labay, B. J., Pierre, J. P., Costley, R. A., Adams, C. S., Bowers, B. C., and Hibbitts, T. J., 2017, Habitat modeling and conservation of the Western Chicken Turtle (Deirochelys reticularia miaria): Herpetological Conservation and Biology, v. 12, no. 2, p. 307-320.

Pierre, J.P., Abolt, C. J., and Young, M. H., 2015, Impacts from above-ground activities in the Eagle Ford Shale play on landscapes and hydrologic flows, La Salle County, Texas: Environmental Management, v. 55, no. 6, p. 1262-1275, http://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-015-0492-2.