Chanse Ford

FieldWorkResearch Interest

My research interests involve examining shallow groundwater, surface hydrology and groundwater-surface water interactions through empirical observation and geochemical (isotopic) methods. My interest in this area stems from a desire to help our society better manage these natural resources and best prepare for the changes to these systems due to global climate change. My current research involves examining changes to groundwater and river systems in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula due to changes in snow melt timing and dynamics. Previous research involved the use of stable isotopes to better understand the relations of groundwater, surface water and precipitation at the headwaters of the White River in Manistee National Forest and quantifying groundwater discharge into the White River through the use of seepage meters.


2016-Present: Ph.D. student in Environmental Geoscience, Michigan State University

2014-2016: MS in Geoscience, Western Michigan University

2009-2014: BS in Geology, University of Southern Indiana



Doss, P.K., Feldhaus, A, Ford, C., Stephens, M. and Chambers, T.B., 2014, Long-Term Monitoring of Water Resources with Undergraduate Student Collaborators: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 6, p.527.

Ford, C. M. and Doss, P. K., 2013, Characterizing Groundwater Seepage In The Headwaters Of The White River, Manistee National Forest, Michigan: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p.201

Ford, C.M., Hampton, D.R., Doss, P.K., and Krishnamurthy, R.V., 2015, Characterizing Heterogeneous Discharge in the Headwaters of the White River, Manistee National Forest, Michigan: Abstract M-35 presented at the 2015 AGU Chapman Conference: The MADE Challenge for Groundwater Transport in Highly Heterogeneous Aquifers: Insights from 30 Years of Modeling and Characterization at the Field Scale and Promising Future Directions, Valencia, Spain, 5-8 October.



Ford – Curriculum Vitae August 2016