Gerco Hoogeweg, Ph.D.

Principal, Soil and Water Science

Gerco Hoogeweg, Ph.D.

Gerco brings his years of experience in consulting and project management to every Waterborne client, coordinating needs assessment, software design, software development, quality assurance, and implementation of software applications, and is actively involved in development of frameworks for spatial-temporal risk assessment methods of pesticides and endangered species. He relishes specialized, out-of-the-box modeling challenges.


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Gerco is a specialist in geospatial data acquisition, processing and analysis/interpretation. He focuses on impact of agrochemicals (pesticides, food additives) on water quality, applying more than 25 years’ experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to agricultural, environmental and water quality research, endangered species assessment and human health. He also conducts ecoregion and GIS-based soil crosswalks to aid with site selection in field studies. In his role as a lead soil scientist here, he provides support on projects requiring the use of the USDA SSURGO database, the Soil Landscape of Canada database, the Australian Soil Resources System, the European Soil Database and other digital soils datasets.

Gerco came to the U.S. from the Netherlands in 1992 and attended the University of Florida. He began his career working as a project manager in ESRI’s professional services division. He now enjoys teaching spatial, geo-statistical and environmental assessment modeling to students, as well as bird-watching, gardening and various projects at his home in rural Virginia.