The Water and Environment Group at UB is composed of three faculty and typically 10 to 15 graduate students. The group's efforts focus on field, laboratory, and numerical studies within the field of environmental geology.
Richelle Allen-King – Hydrogeochemistry, ground-water contaminant transport, nutrients in watersheds, organic pollutants, environmental geochemistry
Chris Lowry – Physical hydrogeology and groundwater flow modeling
Richard Marinos - Biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, watershed science
Erasmus K. Oware – Environmental geophysics and geostatistics
Research in our group is interdisciplinary; students often conduct research across multiple departments on campus. Our research labs focus on contaminant transport, environmental geophysics, numerical methods, and physical hydrogeology. We offer courses in geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, and numerical modeling. We study processes at scales ranging from nano to field. We attack these multi-scale problems by coupling innovative geochemical and geophysical technologies with traditional field experiences. Students in our research programs also benefit from collaborations with scholars in closely-related fields including environmental engineering, geography, and chemistry.
As geologists, we are fortunate that our research facilities exist all around us! Our man-made facilities include advanced equipment for analysis of solid and aqueous samples, such as:
Our students also benefit from many additional facilities available at the South Campus Instrument Center.