- 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
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
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.