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Marcia K. Schulmeister

Professor of Geology

Rm. 119B Cram Science Hall
Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas, USA 66801
Phone: (620) 341-5983
Fax: 620-341-5515


My interests span the fields of hydrogeology and geochemistry and emphasize problems in groundwater and surface water chemistry. My background includes both research and professional experience in these areas, and has helped shape the field-oriented program offered at ESU.  Over the years, my students and I have developed of new approaches for high-resolution characterization of unconsolidated aquifers, based largely on direct-push technology. The approach provides details about the stratigraphic controls on groundwater flow and solute transport at a scale of measurement that is not possible with conventional drilling-based methods. Ongoing research in alluvial aquifers demonstrates the capabilities of our approaches, and includes examination of recharge at floodplain-terrace and at stream-aquifer interfaces. The new tools are extremely relevant for environmental site characterization projects and the design of remediation strategies at contaminated sites. New research projects exploit the high-resolution capabilities of these approaches in a contaminated aquifer,and are currently taking shape at ESU's on-campus hydrogeology teaching and research station.

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