Richard Sleezer

Richard Sleezer

Associate Professor of Earth Science
Climatology and Soil Science
Earth Science Department, Emporia
State University, Kansas, USA

 

Address Information:

Richard Sleezer, Earth Science Department, Campus Box 4030, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, 66801-5087, U.S.A.

620-341-5984, E-mail: rsleezer@emporia.edu

Education:

B.S. in Geography, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, 1987.

M.S. in Physical Science, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, 1990.

Emphasis: Earth Science
Thesis Title: Drainage Development and Chert Gravel Deposits in Butler County, Kansas.

Ph.D. in Geography, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2001.

Emphases: Pedology, Geomorphology, Quaternary Geology, Water Resources.
Dissertation Title: Groundwater Vulnerability to Nitrate Pollution from Non-Point Sources in Harvey County, Kansas.

Professional Associations:

  • Soil Science Society of America
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Association of American Geographers
  • Kansas Association of Professional Soil Classifiers

Primary Teaching Interests:

Physical Geography, Soil Science, Earth Science
Geomorphology, Climatology, Water Resources, Meteorology
Field Techniques in Soil Science, Geology, and Hydrology
Geohydrology, Environmental Statistics
Computer Applications in Earth Science
Groundwater Pollution Risk Assessment

Research Interests:

  • Groundwater Pollution Risk Assessment.
  • Techniques for the Assessment of Soil, Vadose Zone and Aquifer Variability in Complex Geomorphic Settings.
  • Applications of Electromagnetic Methods in Soil Science and Geology.
  • Comparison of Field and Laboratory Methods for Measuring the Hydraulic Properties of Soils.
  • Interactions Between Geomorphic and Pedogenic Processes.
  • Soil moisture and temperature regimes.
  • Soil database design for use in Geographic Information Systems.

Reports and Publications:

  1. Townsend, M.A., S.A. Macko, D.P.Young, and R.O. Sleezer, 1994. Natural 15N Isotopic Signatures in Ground Water: A Cautionary Note on Interpretation. Kansas Geological Survey Open File Report 94-29.
  2. Townsend, M.A., and R.O. Sleezer, 1994. Effects of Agricultural Practices and Soil Stratigraphy on Nitrate Concentration in Ground Water in South-Central Kansas. Kansas Geological Survey Open-File Report, 94-58, p.15.
  3. Townsend, M.A., and R.O. Sleezer, 1995. Pollution Prevention Demonstration Project, Harvey County, Kansas, Final report submitted to the KS Dept. Health and Environment and US EPA: Kansas Geological Survey, Open-File Report 95-74, 130p.
  4. Townsend, M.A., R.O. Sleezer, and S.A. Macko, 1996. Effects of Agricultural Practices and Vadose Zone Stratigraphy on Nitrate Concentration in Ground Water in Kansas, USA. Water Science Technology Vol. 33, No. 4-5, pp.219-226.
  5. Townsend, M.A., M.A. Sophocleous, and R.O. Sleezer, 1996. Effects of Soil Variability on Nitrate Transport. Kansas Water Resources Research Institute Report. Contribution # 319.
  6. Townsend, M.A., R.O. Sleezer, and M.A. Sophocleous, 1997. Field-Scale Variability of Soil Properties Influencing Retention of Plant-Available Nitrogen in Central Kansas. Kansas Water Resources Research Institute Report. Contribution # 326.
  7. Schloss, J., D.O. Whittemore, D.P. Young, R.O. Sleezer, and R.W. Buddemeier, 1997. Equus Beds Aquifer Mineral Intrusion Study: Map Products. Kansas Geological Survey, Open-File Report 97-28.
  8. Whittemore, D.O., J. Schloss, Ming-Shu Tso, and R.O. Sleezer, 1997. Upper Arkansas River Corridor Study: Maps of Surface Features, Ground Water Quantity, and Bedrock Elevation. Kansas Geological Survey, Open-File Report 97-45.
  9. Sleezer, R., J. Schloss, and L. Bissinger, 1998. Classification of Surface Soil Textures in the Kansas and Lower Republican River Basins in Kansas. Kansas Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-6.

Presentations:

  • Aber, James. S. and Richard Sleezer, 1990. Drainage Development and Neotectonics in the Midcontinent Region. Abstract and Presentation at the 122nd Annual Meeting , Kansas Academy of Science.
  • Sleezer, Richard, 1990. Historical Temperature Records for Kansas Since 1826. Abstract and poster presentation at the 122nd Annual Meeting, Kansas Academy of Science.
  • Sleezer, Richard, 1993. A Geomorphic , Stratigraphic, and Pedogenic Approach to Assessing Non-Point Source Pollution Potential in Harvey County. Presentation to the Kansas Association of Professional Soil Classifiers Annual Meeting, January 1993.
  • Sleezer, Richard, 1994. Methods for Extraction of Large Diameter Undisturbed Cores in Sandy Soils for Analysis of Hydraulic Properties. Presentation to the Kansas Association of Professional Soil Classifiers Annual Meeting, February 1994.
  • Townsend, M.A., and R.O. Sleezer, 1994. Factors Affecting Nitrate Concentration in Ground Water in South-Central Kansas. Agronomy Abstracts, American Society of Agronomy, November 13-16, Seattle, Washington, p48.
  • Sleezer, R.O. and G.J. Kluitenberg, 1994. A Comparison of Laboratory and Field Measured Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity Values. Agronomy Abstracts, American Society of Agronomy, November 13-16, Seattle, Washington, p365.
  • Townsend, M.A., S. Macko, D. Young, and R. Sleezer, 1995. Natural 15N Isotopic Signatures in Gound Water: A Cautionary Note on Interpretation. Proceedings, 12th Annual Water and the Future of Kansas Conference, Manhattan, Kansas.
  • Sleezer, R.O. and G.J. Kluitenberg, 1995. A Comparison of Laboratory and Field Measured Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity Values. Abstract Proceedings, 12th Annual Water and the Future of Kansas Conference, Manhattan, Kansas.
  • Sleezer, R. 1995. Hydraulic Properties of Selected Soils in Harvey County, Kansas. Presentation to the Kansas Association of Professional Soil Classifiers Meeting, March 1995.
  • Townsend, M.A., and R.O. Sleezer, 1995. Drainage Basin Scale Variation of Nitrate-N Concentrations in Ground Water, Harvey County, Kansas. Geological Society of America 1995 Abstracts with Programs of North-Central Section and South-Central Section, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, p. A-90.
  • Townsend, M.A., R.O. Sleezer, and S.A. Macko, 1995. Effects of Agricultural Practices and Vadose Zone Stratigraphy on Nitrate Concentration in Ground Water in Kansas, USA. Abstract with Program, Second International IAWQ Specialized Conference and Symposia on Diffuse Pollution, Brno and Prague, Czech Republic, August 13-18, 1995.
  • Sleezer, R.O., M.A.Townsend, and M. Sophocleous, 1995. Using Electromagnetic, Laboratory, Geostatistical, and Geomorphic Techniques to Assess Soil Variability. Agronomy Abstracts, American Society of Agronomy, October 30-November 3, 1995, St. Louis, Missouri, p. 298.
  • Sleezer, R.O., 1996. Potential Uses for Electromagnetic Measurements in Soil Surveys, Electronic Gadgets for the Modern Ped Warrior. Presentation to the Kansas Association of Professional Soil Classifiers Meeting, March 1996.
  • Sleezer, R. O., D. P. Young, and R.W. Buddemeier. 1998. Multidisciplinary Assessment of Salinity Patterns Along Rattlesnake Creek in South-central Kansas. Poster Presentation at the 43rdAnnual Midwest Ground Water Conference, October 12-14, 1998, Lawrence Kansas.
  • Sleezer, R. O., and R.E. Bassler. 1998. A Comparison of Ground-water Nitrate Pollution Risk Indices ¾ An Example from the Equus Beds Aquifer in Central Kansas. Presentation at the 43rd Annual Midwest Ground Water Conference, October 12-14, 1998, Lawrence Kansas.

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Last update: April 2006