Education

BA, Gustavus Adolphus College

MS (Geology), University of Wisconsin-Madison

MS (Water Resources Management), University of Wisconsin-Madison

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Courses Taught

Environmental Geology and Geologic Hazards

Hydrogeology

Surface Processes and Landforms

Interdisciplinary Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Field Methods

Research Interests

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.

Publications

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.

Susan Swanson


Professor of Geology and Department Chair (Geology, Math, Computer Science), Weeks Chair in Physical and Human Geography, Chair of Natural Sciences


  swansons@beloit.edu   608-363-2132   Room 434, Sanger Center for the Sciences
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