Christopher Lowry

PhD

Chris Lowry.

Christopher Lowry

PhD

Christopher Lowry

PhD

Research Areas

Physical hydrogeology, Groundwater flow, Citizen Science

Contact Information

413 Cooke Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4266

cslowry@buffalo.edu

Education

  • PhD, Geology (Hydrogeology), University of Wisconsin-Madison – 2008

Recent Publications

  • An * indicates my graduate student advisees
  • Ciruzzi*, D.M. and C.S. Lowry (2017), Impact of complex aquifer geometry on groundwater storage in high elevation meadows Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA, Hydrological Processes, doi:10.1002/hyp.11147
  • Malzone, J.M.*, C.S. Lowry, and A.S. Ward (2016), Response of the hyporheic zone to transient groundwater fluctuation on the annual and storm event time scales, Water Resources Research, doi:10.1002/2015WR018056
  • Schmadel, N.M., A.S. Ward, C.S. Lowry, and J.M. Malzone* (2016), Hyporheic exchange controlled by dynamic hydrologic boundary conditions, Geophysical Research Letters, 43(9):4408-4417, doi:10.1002/2016GL068286
  • Feiner, K.*, and C.S. Lowry (2015), Simulating the effects of a beaver dam on regional groundwater flow through a wetland, Journal of Hydrogeology: Regional Studies, 4:675-685, doi:10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.10.001
  • Malzone, J.M.* and C.S. Lowry (2015), Focused Groundwater Controlled Feedbacks into the Hyporheic Zone During Baseflow Recession, Groundwater, 53(2):217-226, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12186
  • Malzone, J.M.*, S.K. Anseeuw, C.S. Lowry, and R. Allen-King (2015), Temporal hyporheic zone response to water table fluctuations, Groundwater, 54(2):274-285, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12352
  • Best, L.* and C.S. Lowry (2014), Quantifying the potential effects of high-volume water extractions on water resources during natural gas development: marcellus shale, NY, Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 1:1-16, doi:10.1016/j.ejrh.2014.05.001
  • Moore, C.E., S.P. Loheide, C.S. Lowry, and J.D. Lundquist (2014), Instream restoration strategies to improve ecohydrologic function of a sub-alpine meadow: pre-implementation modeling with HEC-RAS, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 50(4):1033-1050, doi:10.1111/jawr.12155
  • Cristea N.C., J.D. Lundquist, S.P. Loheide II, C.S. Lowry, and C.E. Moore (2013), Modeling how vegetation cover affects climate change impacts on streamflow timing and magnitude in the upper Tuolumne Basin, Sierra Nevada, Hydrological Processes, 28(12):389603918, doi: 10.1002/hyp.9909
  • Lowry, C.S., and M.N. Fienen (2013), CrowdHydrology: crowdsourcing hydrologic data and engaging citizen scientists, Ground Water, 51(1):151-156   doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2012.00956.x
  • Mamer, E.* and C.S. Lowry (2013), Quantifying spatially distributed groundwater/ surface water interactions using temperature signals and paired fiber-optic cables,  Water Resource Research, 49(11):7570-7680, doi:10.1002/2013WR014235
  • Fienen, M.N., and C.S. Lowry. 2012, Social.Water a crowdsourcing tool for environmental data acquisition. Computers and Geosciences. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2012.06.015
  • Lowry, C.S., S.P. Loheide II, C.E. Moore, and J.D. Lundquist. 2011, Groundwater controls on vegetation composition and patterning in mountain meadows. Water Resources Research. W00J11 doi:10.1029/2010WR010086
  • Lowry, C.S., J.S. Deems, S.P. Loheide II, and J.D. Lundquist. 2010, Linking snowmelt derived recharge and groundwater flow in a high elevation meadow system, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. Hydrological Processes. doi:10.1002/hyp.7714
  • Lowry, C.S., and S.P. Loheide II. 2010, Groundwater dependent vegetation: quantifying the groundwater subsidy. Water Resources Research. 46: W06202. doi:10.1029/2009WR008874.
  • Lowry, C.S., D. Fratta, and M.P. Anderson, 2009, Ground penetrating radar to identify mechanisms controlling spring flow in a peat dominated wetland. Journal of Hydrology. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.04.023

Courses Taught

  • GLY 312 – Surface Processes and Hydrology I
  • GLY 313 – Surface Processes and Hydrology II
  • GLY 414/514 – Hydrogeology
  • GLY 530 – Groundwater Modeling
  • GLY 499 – Independent Study
  • GLY 599 – Supervised Teaching
  • GLY 633 – Graduate Research
  • GLY 700 – Thesis Guidance