|Welcome to Michigan State University’s hydrogeology research program! 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. Also, we help develop methods to clean contaminated aquifers using emerging technologies such as bioremediation.
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. 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 hydrogeology, geochemistry, microbiology, geophysics, civil engineering, and ecology.
We have developed different methods to evaluate spatial and temporal variations in groundwater recharge at scales that matter to both land use and water managers. We have also formed methods to predict ecological health of stream systems. This has been done by combining groundwater and ecological models that simulate stream temperature along with the transport and fate of nutrients and associated ecosystem stressors.
This is only a portion of who we are. Please, take a look around and get to know us here at the MSU Hydrogeology Department. Even more importantly, get to know what we do!
- 2012-12-04: The MSU Hydrogeology Lab has turned out in force at the Fall AGU Meeting 2012, presenting 7 posters to more than 20,000 gathered scientists from all over the world! (more…)
On October 26, 2012 Dave Hyndman gave a plenary session talk at the 5th annual Freshwater Summit in Traverse City, MI.
- 2012-05-16: Congratulations to Briana Jasinski on graduating from MSU with a BS in Environmental Geosciences! We here at the Hydrogeology Lab will miss you!
- 2012-04-13: Congratulations to Ryan Nagelkirk for winning a Student Poster Award in the Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences category at UURAF 2012! (more…)
- 2012-03-27: A new post-doc, Agustin Brena, joins the Hydrogeology Lab