Group Members

This page lists the current Faculty, Staff, Graduate students, Undergraduate students who are part of our research group, and affiliated faculty that help drive our research program forward. See our Lab Alumni page for a list of those that have been instrumental in shaping the course of our research in the past–and with whom we often still collaborate.

Faculty and Staff

Name Title Research Interest
David Hyndman Professor and Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science Dr. Hyndman’s research interests include developing novel methods to characterize the aquifers that store and transmit water supplies critical to human and ecological health, helping develop methods to clean contaminated aquifers using emerging technologies such as bioremediation, and quantifying the human impacts on changes in climate and land use on the water cycle. His research involves coupling novel models with high resolution field data to explore the physical, chemical, and ecological processes in natural and anthropogenically altered systems.
Anthony Kendall Research Assistant Professor Relationships between climate/vegetation/biogeochemical cycles and the terrestrial hydrologic cycle
Sherry Martin Research Associate Investigate ecosystem services in a changing landscape through landscape ecology, biogeochemistry and systems modeling
Tianfang Xu Research Associate Numerical simulation and uncertainty quantification of groundwater flow and solute transport, Water resources sustainability, Coupled climate, hydrologic and social-economic systems, Model-data fusion, and Machine learning
Ryan Vannier Research Associate

Graduate Students

Name Degree Advisor (Lab) Research Interest
Lon Cooper PhD Hyndman Interactions between groundwater and surface water
Travis Dahl PhD Hyndman and Kendall Impacts of global change on hydrology and sediment
Jill Deines PhD Hyndman Interactive effects of human land use, climate, and socioeconomic drivers on regional hydrology and water sustainability
  Chanse Ford PhD Hyndman and Kendall  Effects of warmer winter temperatures on snow melt hydrology in the Great Lakes, groundwater-surface water interactions, landscape hydrologic modeling, stable isotope geochemistry
  Bailey Hannah MS Hyndman  How human activity can affect water quality and play a role in watershed ecology
  Brent Heerspink MS Hyndman  The impacts humans have on water quality and water availability, with specific interest in contamination and remediation of water resources
Alex Kuhl PhD Hyndman Using geophysics to study plant-water interactions.
Xiao Liu MS Hyndman and Kendall I am interested in exploring groundwater and how to use groundwater best for human. I’m currently focused on coupling human and natural systems and improve water resources sustainability in metropolitan regions.
Autumn Parish MS Hyndman and Kendall The possible impacts of land use change and climate change on water quality and quantity in the Great Lakes region and how the production of biofuel crops will effect surface and groundwater nutrients and groundwater recharge
  Jacob Roush MS Hyndman  Quantifying the hydrologic impacts of human development from hydropower installation, land use change, and climate change

Undergraduate Students

Our Undergraduates are a core part of the team, and contribute to every part of the research process.

Name Degree Program Research Interests
Sabrina Curtis Professorial Assistant
Savannah Hiipakka Environmental Geoscience
Ben McCarthy  Geological Sciences
Julia Michienzi Geological Sciences
Jeremy Rapp Geological Sciences & Geographic Information Science
Madison Witkowski Geological Sciences & Geographic Information Science

Affiliated Faculty

We work very closely with other faculty in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, including:

Name Title (Lab) Research Interests
Dr. Bruno Basso Associate Professor Crop modeling, crop water use, carbon and nutrient cycling in agronomic systems
p_wood Dr. Warren Wood Visiting Professor Hydrology of arid areas, groundwater recharge, sabkha hydrogeology
JPZ_portrait_small Dr. Jay Zarnetske Assistant Professor,
(Hydroecology and Watershed Science)
Environmental hydrologist exploring the hydrogeomorphic template of catchment ecosystems and groundwater – surface water exchange environments