Our primary research focus is on groundwater dependent ecosystems and quantifying the physical controls on groundwater flow. Groundwater dependent ecosystems are systems that require a steady contribution of groundwater in order to survive and include wetland and riparian zones. Our secondary research focus on sustainability of water resources for water supply. This sustainability focus investigates both impacts to large volumes of water withdrawals in addition to development of novel methods to quantify water resources.


Hydrogeology Graduate Program

Our research group accepts both Masters and PhD students interested in a range of groundwater related issues.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our program (cslowry@buffalo.edu).  For general information on the graduate program in Geology at UB please see the departmental web page.