Donald I. Siegel

Jessie Page Heroy and Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor, Earth sciences and Department Chair

Research and Teaching Interests

* Development of lump-parameter and new modeling approaches to characterize non-point contamination and solute transport in watersheds in the United States and China
* Wetland geochemistry and hydrogeology
* Isotopic geochemistry of water and solutes to characterize solute sources and groundwater resources
* The intersection of law and hydrology


World Water (HNR 250)
Hydrogeology (EAR 511)
Environmental Aqueous Geochemistry (EAS 400/600)
Contaminant Hydrogeology (EAR 400/600)


Zeno Levy (PhD Student)




Selected Publications

1. Chanton, J., Chaser, L., Glaser, P. and Siegel, D.I., 2004, Carbon and hydrogen isotopic effects on microbial methane from terrestrial environments, In: Stable Isotopes and Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions,Ed. Flanagan, L.B., Ehleringer, J.R. and Pataki, D.E., Elsevier Press. New York, p.85-101.

2. Glaser, P.H., D.I. Siegel, A.S. Reeve, J.A. Janssens, and D.R. Janecky. 2004. Tectonic drivers for vegetation patterning and landscape evolution in the Albany River region of the Hudson Bay Lowlands. Journal of Ecology, 92, 1054–1070

3. Glaser, P.H., B.C.S. Hansen, D.I. Siegel, A.S. Reeve, Morin, P.J.,2004, Rates, pathways, and drivers for peatland development in the Hudson Bay Lowlands, northern Ontario. Journal of Ecology, 92, 1036–1050.

4. Glaser P. H., J. P. Chanton, P. Morin, D. O. Rosenberry, D. I. Siegel, O. Ruud, L. I. Chasar, A. S. Reeve, 2004, Surface deformations as indicators of deep ebullition fluxes in a large northern peatland, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 18, GB1003, doi:10.1029/2003GB00206

5. Otz, Martin H., E. Hinchey, D. I. Siegel, Heinz K. Otz, and I. Otz, 2004, Fluorescent dye-tracing as a cost-effective tool in applied contaminant hydrology: A case study of synchronous spectro-fluorometry in a heavily oil-contaminated aquifer, In Proceedings of the National Groundwater Association Hydrocarbon Meeting, Baltimore, MD , 45-60. p 198-209.

6. Siegel, D.I. and McKenzie, J.M., 2004, Contamination in Orangetown: A Mock Trial and Site Investigation Exercise, Journal of Geological Educations, vo. 52, p. 266-273.

7. Siegel, D.I,, 2004, Lesniak, K.A., Stute, M., and S.Frape, 2004, Isotopic geochemistry of the Saratoga springs: Implications for the origin of solutes and source of carbon dioxide, Geology, vol. 34, p. 256-260.

8. Todorova, S.G., Siegel, D.I. and Costello, A.M., 2005, Microbial Fe(III) reduction in a minerotrophicwetlland--geochemical controls and involvement in organic matter decomposition, Applied Geochemistry, vol. 20, 1120-1130.

9. Glaser, P.H., D.I. Siegel, A.S. Reeve, and J.P. Chanton. 2006, The hydrology of large peat basins in North America, In Peatlands : basin evolution and depository of records on global environmental and climatic changes Martini, I.P., Matinez Cortizas, A., and Chesworth, W. (eds.) Elsevier, Amsterdam

10. Lautz, LK, DI Siegel, RL Bauer. 2006. Impact of Debris Dams on Hyporheic Interaction Along a Semi-arid Stream. Hydrological Processes, 20(1):183-196.

11. Lautz, L.K. and Siegel, D.I., 2006, Modeling Surface and Ground Water Mixing in the Hyporheic Zone Using MODFLOW and MT3D, Advances in Hydrologic Sciences, p. 1618–1633

12. Lautz, L.K., Siegel, D.I., and Robert L. Bauer, 2006, Hyporheic Interaction Along a Second Order Semi-Arid Stream, Red Canyon Creek, Wyoming, Hydrologic Processes, p. 83–196.

13. Limburg, K.E. and Siegel, D.I., 2006,The geochemistry of connected waterways, and the potential for tracing fish migrations, Northeastern Geology and Environmental Sciences v. 28, p. 254-265.

14. McKenzie, J. Siegel, D.I., Voss, C., Rosenberry, D., and Glaser, P.H., 2006, Heat transport in the Red Lake Bog, Minnesota, Hydrologic Processes, vol. 21, p 369-378.

15. Reeve, A.S., Evenson, R., Glaser, P.H., Siegel, D.I. and Rosenberry, D., 2006, Flow path oscillations in transicent ground-water simulations of large peatland systems, Journal Hydrology, vol. 316, p. 313-324.

16. Rosenberry, D., Glaser, P.H. and Siegel, D.I.. 2006,How Biogenic Gas Affects The Hydrology of Northern Peatlands: Current Developments and Research Needs, Hydrologic Processees, 20, p. 3601–3610

17. Siegel, D.I. and Glaser, P.H., 2006, The Hydrology of Peatlands, In: Boreal Peatland Ecosystems, Ed. R. Kelman Wieder and Dale H. Vitt, Springer Berlin Heidelberg ,p. 289-311

18. Siegel,.D.I., P. H. Glaser, So, J. Janecke, D.R., 2006, The dynamic balance between organic acids and circumneutral groundwater in a large boreal peat basin, Journal Hydrology, vol. 320, p. 421–431.

19. Azzolina,N.A., Siegel, D.I. ,Brower, J.C., Samson, S.D., Otz, M.H. and Otz. I., 2007, Can the HGM Classification of Small Non-Peat Forming Wetlands Distinguish Wetlands From Surface Water Geochemistry, Wetlands, vol. 27, p. 884-893.

20. Frey, K.E., Siegel, D.I. & Smith, L.C. 2007, Geochemistry of West Siberian streams and their potential response to permafrost degradation. Water Resources Research 43, W03406, doi: 1029/2006WR0049022006

21. Lautz, LK, Siegel, D.I., Bauer, R.K.. 2007. Dye tracing through Sinks Canyon: incorporating advanced hydrogeology into the University of Missouri's geology field camp. Journal of Geoscience Education, 55(3): 197-202

22. Lautz, LK, Siegel, D.I., 2007. The effect of transient storage on nitrate uptake lengths in streams: an inter-site comparison. Hydrological Processes, 21(26):3533-3548

23. McKenzie, J., Voss, C., Siegel, D.I., Provost, A., and Glaser, P. H., SUTRA-ICE; 2007, A 3-D Groundwater Heat-Transport Model with Ice Freeze and Thaw, Advances in Hydrologic Sciences, in press.

24. Bickford M.E.,Siegel , D.I., Michael J. Mottl , Barbara M. Hill , Jennifer Shosa ,2008, Strontium isotopic relations among pore fluids, serpentine matrix, and harzburgite clasts, South Chamorro Seamount, Mariana forearc, Chemical Geology, Vol. 256, 24–32.

25. Siegel, D.I., 2008, Reductionist Hydrogeology: The Ten Fundamental Principles, Hydrologic Processes, Hydrol. Process. 22, 4967–4970 (2008).

26. Chanton, J. P., P. H. Glaser, L. S. Chasar, D. J. Burdige, M. E. Hines, D. I. Siegel, L. B. Tremblay, and W. T. Cooper (2008), Radiocarbon evidence for the importance of surface vegetation on fermentation and methanogenesis in contrasting types of boreal peatlands, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 22, GB4022, doi:10.1029/2008GB003274.