My research is focused on interconnected processes of water cycling and water chemistry in groundwater and the unsaturated zone. My students and I apply geochemical, isotopic and physical approaches to a wide range of topics including aquifer recharge, paleohydrology, agricultural hydrochemical cycles, groundwater/lake interaction and others.
This research agenda has the parallel aims of addressing basic scientific questions about dynamic hydrologic responses to environmental change, and providing practical hydrologic insights for water resource management and sustainability applications.
Much of my work has a geographic focus on the critical groundwater systems of the U.S. High Plains region and Northern China.
Dr. John B Gates
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
217 Bessey Hall
P.O. Box 880340
Lincoln, NE 68588-0340
BACKGROUND -Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2009-Present)
-D.Phil., University of Oxford (2007)