Trina Weilert

Trina Weilert

Supervisory Geographer, Branch Chief


Trina Weilert is the Research Support Branch Chief in the Information Services Division at the Economic Research Service (ERS).


Trina joined ERS as a Supervisory Geographer overseeing the Research Support Branch within the Information Services Division. Prior she worked for 6 years at Risk Management Agency on Federal Crop Insurance programs. She has 20 years’ experience between the private and public sectors using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). She also has a PhD in Geosciences and Social Sciences. Other professional accomplishments and experience include over 10 years of experience teaching GIS courses to undergraduate and graduate students.

Selected Publications

Heimann, D.C., Weilert, T.E., Kelly, B.P., and Studley, S.E., 2014, Flood-inundation maps and Wetland Restoration Suitability Index for the Blue River and selected tributaries, Kansas City, Missouri, and vicinity, 2012 (ver. 1.1, April 2015): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5180, 23 p.,

Weilert, T., Ji, W., & Zubair, O. (2018). Assessing the Impacts of Streamside Ordinance Protection on the Spatial and Temporal Variability in Urban Riparian Vegetation. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 7(7), 282.

Zubair, O., Ji, W., & Weilert, T. (2017). Modeling the Impact of Urban Landscape Change on Urban Wetlands Using Similarity Weighted Instance-Based Machine Learning and Markov Model. Sustainability, 9(12), 2223.

Zubair, O., & Weilert, T. (2014). Potential Application of Change in Urban Green Space as an Indicator of Urban Environmental Quality Change. Universal Journal of Geoscience, 2(7), 222–228.