Madeline E. Schreiber

Professor of Hydrogeosciences and Associate Department Head
Madeline Schreiber
5048 Derring Hall

The overarching goal of Dr. Madeline Schreiber’s research in chemical hydrogeology is to develop approaches to make quantitative predictions about solute behavior in natural waters. This effort aims to answer three kinds of questions: 1) How are solutes released to water?; 2) Once released, what processes control solute movement?; and 3) What chemical, physical and biological processes affect the fate of solutes? Dr. Schreiber and her research group use field observations, laboratory experiments and numerical models to tackle challenging questions about solute behavior, with a practical goal of protecting water quality. Research results from her group have been published in leading journals in hydrogeology, low temperature geochemistry, and environmental science. Her projects are supported by diverse funding sources, including NSF and other federal agencies, industry, non-profits, and private foundations.

Education

Ph.D., Geology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999

M.S., Geology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995

B.S. Geology, Yale University, 1991

The overarching goal of my research in chemical hydrogeology is to develop approaches to make quantitative predictions about solute behavior in natural waters. This effort aims to answer three kinds of questions: 1) How are solutes released to water?; 2) Once released, what processes control solute movement?; and 3) What chemical, physical and biological processes affect the fate of solutes? My students and I use field observations, laboratory experiments and numerical models to tackle challenging questions about solute behavior, with a practical goal of protecting water quality. Research results from my group have been published in leading journals in my hydrogeology, low temperature geochemistry, and environmental science.Projects are supported by diverse funding sources, including NSF and other federal agencies, industry, non-profits, and private foundations.

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See publication list here

  • Resources Geology and the Environment (GEOS 1024)
  • Geoscience Fundamentals (GEOS 2004)
  • Groundwater Hydrology (GEOS 4804/5804G)
  • Chemical Hydrogeology (GEOS 5834)
  • Special Topics in Hydrogeology (GEOS 6804)