Welcome to the Hydrogeology Lab!

Here we evaluate human impacts on the water cycle through changes in climate and land use, as well as develop new methods to characterize the aquifers that store and transmit water supplies critical to human and ecological health.

Our research group combines new models with high resolution field data to explore the physical, chemical, and ecological processes in natural and anthropogenically-altered systems. Our core areas of expertise include field data collection, data management, statistical and numerical modeling, and GIS analysis. We have invested in developing these capabilities in order to strengthen the professionalism of our work, and to tackle water resource problems at ever larger scales.

Hydrogeology is an intrinsically multi-disciplinary field because of the critical role water plays in both human health and natural ecosystems. As a result, much of our research has been done in interdisciplinary teams that span areas of geology, hydrology, geochemistry, microbiology, geophysics, civil engineering, and ecology. Beyond the academic world, much of our work involves stakeholders at local, state, and federal levels.

This is only a portion of who we are. Please, take a look around and get to know us here at the MSU Hydrogeology Lab!

Hydrogeology News

  • 2013-12-13: A recent paper by Drs. Basso, Kendall, and Hyndman is featured in this MSU Today press release.
  • 2013-09-27: Our recent work along the Grass River in northern lower Michigan is featured in this month’s Three Lakes Association newsletter.
  • 2013-09-14: A good group of MSU hydrolab members and friends watched MSU beat Youngstown State in football. We had a commanding view!
  • 2013-07-26: Today Mine Dogan successfully defended her PhD thesis, entitled High Resolution Characterization of Aquifers to Improve Flow and Transport Models of Highly Heterogeneous Media!
  • 2013-05-04: Two Hydrolab undergraduate students graduated this semester. Congratulations Troy Ludwig and Jordan Hein!
(News Archive)