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Elizabeth Hasenmueller, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Courses Taught

Water Our Precious Resources; Field Techniques in Geology; Environmental science Seminar Series; Surface Water Hydrology; Groundwater Hydrology; Environmental Geochemistry


Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis
B.S., Indiana University

Research Interests

Hasenmueller's research focuses on the interaction of water, soil, and rock in both natural and altered systems.  She is particularly interested in water quality, especially as it relates to the origin and transport of contaminants in surface waters and groundwaters.  Thus, much of her work involves field studies in watersheds with varying land use.  In addition to her work in hydrochemistry, Hasenmueller is investigating soil biogeochemistry; in particular, she is examining soil CO2 dynamics and rooting depth as a function of topography as well as their relationship to bedrock weathering in forested systems.

Labs and Facilities

Hydrology and Geochemistry Lab

Publications and Media Placements

Robinson*, H.K., Hasenmueller, E.A., 2017, Transport of road salt contamination in karst aquifers and soils over multiple timescales, Science of the Total Environment, 603-604, 94-108. PDF

Hasenmueller, E.A., Gu, X., Weitzman, J.N., Adams, T.S., Stinchcomb, G.E., Eissenstat, D.M., Drohan, P.J., Brantley, S.L., Kaye, J.P., 2017, Weathering of rock to regolith: The activity of deep roots in bedrock fractures, Geoderma, 300, 11-31. PDF

Hasenmueller, E.A., Criss, R.E., Winston, W.E., Shaughnessy*, A.R., 2017, Stream hydrology and geochemistry along a rural to urban land use gradient, Applied Geochemistry, 83, 136-149. PDF

Robinson*, H.K., Hasenmueller, E.A., Chambers, L.G., 2017, Soil as a reservoir for road salt retention leading to its gradual release to groundwater, Applied Geochemistry, 83, 72-85. PDF

Pearce*, A.R., Chambers, L.G., Hasenmueller, E.A., 2017, Characterizing nutrient distributions and fluxes in a eutrophic reservoir, Midwestern United States, Science of the Total Environment, 581-582, 589-600. PDF

Hasenmueller, E.A., Robinson*, H.K., 2016, Hyporheic zone flow disruption from channel linings: Implications for the hydrology and geochemistry of an urban stream, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Journal of Earth Science, 27, 98-109. PDF

Hasenmueller, E.A., Jin, L., Stinchcomb, G.E., Lin, H., Brantley, S.L., Kaye, J.P., 2015, Topographic controls on the depth distribution of soil CO2 in a small temperate watershed. Applied Geochemistry, 63, 58-69. PDF

Jin, L., Ogrinc, N., Yesavage, T., Hasenmueller, E.A., Ma, L., Sullivan, P.L., Kaye, J.P., Duffy, C., Brantley, S.L., 2014, The CO2 consumption potential of gray shale weathering: insights from the evolution of carbon isotopes in the Susquehanna Shale Hills critical zone observatory, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 142, 260-280. PDF

Hasenmueller, E.A., Criss, R.E., 2013, Geochemical techniques to discover open cave passage in karst spring systems, Applied Geochemistry, 29, 126-134. PDF

Hasenmueller, E.A., Criss, R.E., 2013, Multiple sources of boron in urban surface waters and groundwaters, Science of the Total Environment, 447, 235-247. PDF

Hasenmueller, E.A., Criss, R.E., 2013, Water Balance Estimates of Evapotranspiration Rates in Areas with Varying Land Use, in: Alexandris, S.G. (Ed.), Evapotranspiration – An Overview, InTech. PDF

Frierdich, A.J., Hasenmueller, E.A., Catalano, J.G., 2011, Composition and structure of nanocrystalline Fe and Mn oxide deposits: Implications for contaminant mobility in a shallow karst system, Chemical Geology, 284, 82-96. PDF