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E&E Graduate Seminar Series

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Friday, February 11, 2022 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

MMC, PC 438

Speaker: Dr. Abe Springer, Professor of Ecohydrogeology at Northern Arizona University


Topic: Birdsall- Driess Distinguished Lecture


Abstract: Springs occur where groundwater emerges at or near the Earth’s surface. They integrate the hydrogeological conditions of the catchments from which they discharge. They are very cost-effective places to measure and monitor aquifers and teach hydrogeology. Each spring has unique characteristics and responses to various natural and anthropogenic stressors, telling different stories, which influence the ecological and cultural significance of the springs. Many native cultures have an emergence story associated with a spring. Climate change and land management practices produce responses for different types of aquifers. Lessons learned from springs are important for guiding future management decisions. Land and resource management agencies can benefit by including springs monitoring sites in their networks.

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Academics, Lectures & conferences


General Public



Free to public

College of Arts, Sciences & Education, Department of Earth and Environment
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