Hyndman , David W.

Hyndman , David W.

Hydrogeology, Environmental Geophysics
Professor and Chair
 315 E Natural Science
 (517) 353-4442

Our research explores the physical and chemical processes that influence groundwater flow and solute transport, and the factors that affect seismic and electromagnetic wave propagation. We combine multiple independent geophysical and hydrologic datasets through three-dimensional numerical simulations to estimate aquifer properties with high resolution. The influence of these properties on groundwater flow, solute transport, and bioremediation of organic contaminants is also an active area of research in our group. We also explore the influence of climate and land use changes on the flux of water and solutes through regional watersheds, and the influence of these factors on ecological health.

Recent Publications

  1. M. P. Verhougstraete, S.L. Martin, A.D. Kendall, D.W. Hyndman, and J.B. Rose, 2015, Linking Fecal Bacteria in Rivers to Landscape, Geochemical, Hydrologic Factors, and Sources at the Basin Scale, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

  2. Luscz, E., A.D. Kendall, and D.W. Hyndman, 2015, High resolution spatially explicit nutrient source model for the lower peninsula of Michigan, Journal of Great Lakes Research 41(2) doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2015.02.004.

  3. Basso, B., D. W. Hyndman, A. D. Kendall, P. R. Grace, and G. P. Robertson, 2015, Can Impacts of Climate Change and Agricultural Adaptation Strategies Be Accurately Quantified if Crop Models Are Annually Re-Initialized? PLoS ONE 10(6): e0127333, :10.1371/journal.pone.0127333

  4. Haacker. E.M.K., A. D. Kendall, D. W. Hyndman, 2015, Groundwater Decline of the High Plains, USA: Aquifer Predevelopment to Resource Senescence, Groundwater, doi:10.1111/gwat.12350

  5. Martin, S. L., B.L., Jasinski, A. D. Kendall, T.A. Dahl, and D. W. Hyndman, 2015, Quantifying beaver dam dynamics and sediment retention using aerial imagery, habitat characteristics, and economic drivers. Landscape Ecology, 1-16. doi:10.1007/s10980-015-0165-9

  6. Dogan, M., R. L. Van Dam, G. Liu, M. M. Meerschaert, J. J. Butler Jr., G. C. Bohling, D. A. Benson, and D. W. Hyndman, 2014, Predicting flow and transport in highly heterogeneous alluvial aquifers, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, :10.1002/2014GL061800.


Hydrogeology Group