MS (Water Resources Management), University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Environmental Geology and Geologic Hazards
Surface Processes and Landforms
Interdisciplinary Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Sue’s research interests include wetlands hydrogeology, spring flow, and heterogeneities in sedimentary bedrock aquifers. She also has interests in the effects of urbanization on surface water and groundwater resources.
Swanson, S.K., Graham, G.E., Hart, D. J., 2019, An Inventory of Springs in Wisconsin: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bulletin 113, 24p.
Jayne, R.S., Pollyea, R.M., Dodd, J.P., Olson, E.J., and Swanson, S.K., 2016, Spatial and temporal constraints on regional-scale groundwater flow in the Pampa del Tamarugal Basin, Atacama Desert, Chile, Hydrogeology Journal 24(8): 1921-1937.
Swanson, S.K., Muldoon, M.A., Polyak, V., and Asmerom, Y., 2014. Evaluating shallow flow-system response to climate change through analysis of spring deposits in southwestern Wisconsin, Hydrogeology Journal 22(4): 851-863.
Swanson, S.K., 2013. Wisconsin’s spring resources: an overview, Geoscience Wisconsin 21(1).
Swanson, S.K., Bradbury, K.R., and Hart, D.J., 2009. Assessing the vulnerability of spring systems to groundwater withdrawals in southern Wisconsin, Geoscience Wisconsin 20(1).
Swanson, S.K., 2007. Lithostratigraphic controls on bedding plane fractures and the potential for discrete groundwater flow through a siliciclastic sandstone aquifer, southern Wisconsin, Sedimentary Geology 197: 65-78.
Swanson, S.K., Bahr, J.M., Bradbury, K.R., and Anderson, K.M., 2006. Evidence for preferential flow through sandstone aquifers in southern Wisconsin, Sedimentary Geology 184: 331-342.
Swanson, S.K., and Bahr, J.M., 2004. Analytical and numerical models to explain steady rates of spring flow, Ground Water 42(5): 747-759.
Professor of Geology and Department Chair (Geology, Math, Computer Science), Weeks Chair in Physical and Human Geography, Chair of Natural Sciences