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Abe Springer is a Professor of Geology in the Department of Geology at Northern Arizona University and he is the NAU Water Coordinator for the Arizona Water Institute. In the Fall of 2007, he was the Fulbright Visiting Chair of Water and Environment at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada studying the ecohydrology of springs of Western Canada.
He grew up on a small grain and sheep farm in rural Central Ohio. He received his B.A. in Geology from the College of Wooster and his M.S. and Ph.D. in hydrogeology from The Ohio State University. Since arriving at NAU in 1994, he has become an avid trail runner and model railroader. Among the courses he has taught at NAU are hydrogeology, geology of Arizona, environmental geology, applied geology, groundwater modeling, contaminant transport modeling, university colloquium and many others. Dr. Springer and his students study local and regional groundwater flow systems and human impacts on them, apply principles of sustainability to aquifer management through models, quantify the hydrological function of groundwater dominated ecosystems, the role of land-use change and disturbance on groundwater flow systems, and restoration of riparian ecosystems. Dr. Springer and his students have studied over 600 springs the past 10 years in the Southwestern U.S and beyond. With colleagues, he has developed a new, comprehensive spring classification system which is featured in the upcoming book "Aridland Springs in North America: Ecology and Conservation".
Abe Springer, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Geology
NAU Coordinator, Arizona Water Institute Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 4099 (Frier Hall for shipping), Flagstaff, AZ 86011
ph (928) 523-7198 (is forwarded to my cell phone) fax (928) 523-9220
Greg Wiles is the Shoolroy Professor of Natural Resources and Chair of the Department of Geology at The College of Wooster. He received his B.A. from Beloit College in Wisconsin and M.S. and Ph.D. from The State Universities of New York at Binghamton and Buffalo. He has worked in Oklahoma and Texas in the oil and gas industry, as a research scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and performed research in Antarctica, Madagascar and Far East Russia. At Wooster, Greg teaches courses in environmental geology, geomorphology, the geology of oil and gas, and climate change. His primary research interests are in glacial geology, sea level change and reconstructing past climates in Alaska and Ohio. For the past 25 years Greg and his students have traveled to Alaska’s National Parks to study the geologic record exposed in the wake of retreating glaciers. Greg is founder and Director of The College of Wooster Tree Ring Lab and has served as geologist on EE Grand Canyon trips.
The College of Wooster
Wooster, OH 44691
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