Water quality and resource development is becoming an increasingly important field of study for earth scientists, as a consequence of global warming and population growth. Hydrogeologists study the occurrence, distribution, and movement of water, particularly groundwater through fractured rocks and aquifers. Biogeochemists are concerned with the interactions of organisms with water, particularly in surface reservoirs.

Faculty members with ongoing research on water resources are:


Organic Interactions in Surface Waters

Dr. Sue Ziegler


Dr. Tao Cheng


Earth Sciences

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