Hydrosphere Research Group
The Hydrosphere Research Group in Earth Sciences at Syracuse is focused on understanding physical hydrological processes, and how those hydrological processes impact water quality and ecosystem health. This includes work focused on groundwater-surface water interactions, geochemistry, and surface hydrology in coupled natural and human systems around the globe.
The program contains a strong observational component, with field work extending across multiple continents, that is integrated with computational modeling, statistical methods, and analytical chemistry.
The program has a long history of placing graduate students in competitive and diverse careers, including academic institutions, state and federal government agencies, environmental consulting, the energy industry, and in not-for-profits. The program also has strong connections with other department disciplinary groups (e.g. paleoclimatology), other departments and colleges at SU (e.g. Civil & Environmental Engineering), SUNY ESF, and with collaborators at other academic, government, and private organizations.
Links to individual faculty research pages can be found in the sidebar elsewhere on this page. Students with interest in research in water resources should contact the following faculty members for more information on opportunities in the department.
Group Principal Investigators
Assistant Professor (joint appointment with Civil and Environmental Engineering): Computational Hydrology
Thonis Family Professor: Low-Temperature Geochemistry and Earth System Evolution
Assistant Professor (joint appointment with Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Professor: Paleolimnology and Rift Basin Evolution
Research Professor, Earth Sciences and Professor Emeritus
Assistant Professor: Hydroclimatology, Land Surface Hydrology, Remote Sensing, & Snow Hydrology
Assistant Professor: Hydrogeochemistry, Environmental Data Science, & Noble Gas Geochemistry