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Robert W. Buddemeier

Senior Scientist, Geohydrology, Kansas Geological Survey


Please Note

Dr. Buddemeier has retired from the Survey.

Address Information

Kansas Geological Survey
1930 Constant Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66047-3724
Phone: (785) 864-2112
Fax: (785) 812-0208
E-mail: buddrw@kgs.ku.edu
Photo of Dr. Buddemeier

Education

  • B.S. (Chemistry), University of Illinois, Urbana, 1958
  • Ph.D. (Chemistry), University of Washington, Seattle, 1969

Employment:

  • Geohydrology Section, Kansas Geological Survey, 1990-present
  • Courtesy Professor, Department of Geography, University of Kansas, 1991-present
  • Environmental Scientist, Nuclear Chemistry Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, 1979-1990
  • University of Hawaii (Manoa), and Hawaii Institute of Geophysics (HIG), 1969-1979:
    • Associate/Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography, 1974-79
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry 1969-1972
  • Staff Chemist/Instructor/Fellow,Chemistry Department, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1962-1969

Selected Professional Activities

  • Scientific Steering Committee member and Biogeomorphology Focus Leader, Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) Core Project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program, 1996-present
  • Chairman, SCOR (Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research) Working Group 104: Coral Reefs Responses to Global Change: the Role of Adaptation, 1994-present

Interest and Expertise:

  • Characterization of complex systems: budgets, processes, and spatial/temporal scales
  • Salt water-fresh water interactions
  • Hydro-ecosystem interactions
  • Climate and global change: environmental forcing and response
  • Carbonate system biogeochemistry
  • Resource assessment

Current Research Activities

Selected Recent Publications:

  • Tudhope, A. W.,   Buddemeier, R. W., Chilcott, C. P., Berryman, K. R., Fautin, D. G., Jebb, M., Lipps, J. H., Pearce. R. G., Scoffin, T. P., and Shimmield, G. P.  (2000) Alternating seismic uplift and subsidence in the late Holocene at Madang, Papua New Guinea: Evidence from raised reefs.  Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth  105(B6):13797-13807.
  • Buddemeier, R.W. and Smith, S.V., 1999. Coral adaptation and acclimatization: A most ingenious paradox. American Zoologist, 39(1): 1-9.
  • Gattuso, J.-P., Frankignoulle, M., Bourge, I., Romaine, S. and Buddemeier, R.W., 1998. Effect of calcium carbonate saturation of seawater on coral calcification. Global and Planetary Change, 18(1-2): 37-46.
  • Kleypas, J.A. et al., 1999. Geochemical consequences of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide on coral reefs. Science, 284(2 April 1999): 118-120.
  • Rubin, H. and Buddemeier, R.W., 1998. Application of the Top Specified Boundary Layer (TSBL) approximation to initial characterization of an inland aquifer mineralization. Part 1: Direct contact between fresh and saltwater. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 32:353-376.
  • Rubin, H. and Buddemeier, R.W., 1998. Application of the Top Specified Boundary Layer (TSBL) approximation to initial characterization of an inland aquifer mineralization. Part 2: Seepage of salt water through semi-confining layers. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 32:377-402.
  • Buddemeier, R.W., Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin 239, Lawrence, KS., 1998. Climate change and sustainable water yield. In: M.A. Sophocleous (Editor), Perspectives on Sustainable Development of Water Resources in Kansas. Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence, KS, pp. 184-199.
  • Sophocleous, M., Buddemeier, R.W. and Buchanan, R.C., 1998. Evolving sustainability concepts: modern developments and the Kansas experience. In: M.A. Sophocleous (Editor), Perspectives on Sustainable Development of Water Resources in Kansas. Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence, KS, pp. 86-95.
  • Buddemeier, R. W., 1997. Symbiosis: Making light work of adaptation. Nature 388:229-230.
  • Quinodoz, H. A. M., and Buddemeier, R. W., 1997. Budgets and Fluxes of Salt and Water: Model approaches and examples from the Great Bend Prairie and Equus Beds Regions of South-Central Kansas, Kansas Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-25, Lawrence, KS, 89 pp.
  • Buddemeier, R. W. (ed.), 1996. Groundwater Discharge in Coastal Zone: Proceedings of an International Symposium. LOICZ Reports and Studies No. 8, iv+179 pp. LOICZ, Texel, The Netherlands.
  • Rubin, H. and Buddemeier, R. W., 1996. The Use of the Top Specified Boundary Layer (TSBL) Method for the Evaluation of Aquifer Mineralization Scenarios. Recent Research Developments in Hydrology 1:33-42.
  • Buddemeier, R. W., 1996. Groundwater flux to the Ocean: Definitions, data, applications, uncertainties. in: Buddemeier, R. W. (ed.), Groundwater Discharge in Coastal Zone: Proceedings of an International Symposium. LOICZ Reports and Studies No. 8, LOICZ, Texel, The Netherlands, pp. 16-21.

Kansas Geological Survey, Geohydrology Section
Updated August 2000
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