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Donald I. Siegel

Donald I. Siegel


Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor, Earth Sciences Fellow AAAS, AGU, GSA
Earth Sciences

disiegel@syr.edu

204 Heroy Geology Laboratory
315.443.3009


Research and Teaching Interests


I hold emeritus status and no longer accept graduate students or post doctoral candidates. My personal research involves the following:


* 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

Courses


Contaminant Hydrogeology (EAR 400/600)

Selected Publications


McKenzie, J., Lautz, L.K., Siegel, D.I., Otz. M. and J. Hassett, 2011, Water Quality, Contamination, and Wetlands in the Croton Watershed, New York, USA, Open Journal of Modern of Hydrology. Web-based.

Jin, L, DI Siegel, LK Lautz, Z Lu. 2012. Identifying streamflow sources during spring snowmelt using water chemistry and isotopic composition in semi-arid mountain streams. Journal of Hydrology, vol. 470-471, p. 289-301.

Siegel, D.I., 2013, Pseudoscience and the Shale-Gas Debate in New York, The SciTech Lawyer, Fall 2013, p. 20-22.

Lautz, LK, GD Hoke, Z Lu, DI Siegel, *K Christian, J Kessler, NG Teale. 2014. Using discriminant analysis to determine sources of salinity in shallow groundwater prior to hydraulic fracturing. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(16):9061–9069. doi: 10.1021/es502244v.

Lu, Z, S Hummel, LK Lautz, GD Hoke, X Zhou, J Leone, DI Siegel.,2014. Iodine as a sensitive tracer for detecting influence of organic-rich shale in shallow groundwater. Applied Geochemistry. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2014.10.019

Smith, B., Siegel, D.I., Neslund, . and Carter, C.., 2014, Organic Contaminants in Portland Cements Used in Monitoring Well Construction, Groundwater Monitoring & Remediationhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwmr.12082.

Siegel, D.I. ,2014, On the Effectiveness of Remediating Groundwater Contamination: Waiting for the Black Swan, Ground Water, vol. 52, p. 488-90.

Mu, X., Brower, J., Siegel, D. I., Fiorentino II, A. J., An, S., Cai, Y., & Jiang, H. 2014. Using integrated multivariate statistics to assess the hydrochemistry of surface water quality, Lake Taihu basin, China. Journal of Limnology.

Siegel DI, Azzolina NA, Smith BJ, Perry AE, Bothun RL. 2015a.Methane concentrations in water wells unrelated to proximity to existing oil and gas wells in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Environmental Science & Technology 49(7): 4106–4112.

Siegel DI, Azzolina NA, Smith BJ, Perry EA, Bothun RL. 2015b. Correction to methane concentrations in water wells unrelated to proximity to existing oil and gas wells in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Environmental Science & Technology 49: 4106–4112.

Siegel, D.I., 2015, ‘Shooting the messenger’: some reflections on what happens doing science in the public arena, Hydrological Processes, ‘Shooting the messenger’: some reflections on what happens doing science in the public arena, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10692

Gao, P., Wang, Z.Y. and Siegel, D.I. ,2015. Spatial and temporal changes of sedimentation in Three Gorges Reservoir of China. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management, 20, pp.1-10.

Siegel, D.I., Smith, B., Perry, E., Bothun, R. and Hollingsworth, M., 2015. Pre-drilling water-quality data of groundwater prior to shale gas drilling in the Appalachian Basin: Analysis of the Chesapeake Energy Corporation dataset. Applied Geochemistry, 63, pp.37-57.

Gracz, M.B., Moffett, M.F., Siegel, D.I. and Glaser, P.H., 2015. Analyzing peatland discharge to streams in an Alaskan watershed: An integration of end-member mixing analysis and a water balance approach. Journal of Hydrology, 530, pp.667-676.

Christian, K., Lautz, L.K. Hoke. G.D., Siegel, D.I.. Lu. Z. and J. Kessler, 2015. Methane occurrence is associated with sodium-rich valley waters in domestic wells overlying the Marcellus shale in New York State, Water Resources Research, DOI: 10.1002/2015WR017805

Siegel, D.I., Smith, B., Perry, E., Bothun, R. and M. Hollingsworth, 2016, Dissolved methane in shallow groundwater of the Appalachian Basin: Results from the Chesapeake Energy predrilling geochemical database, Environmental Geosciences, v. 23, pp. 1– 47.

Levy ZF, Siegel DI, Glaser PH, Samson SD, Dasgupta SS. 2016. Peat porewaters have contrasting geochemical fingerprints for groundwater recharge and discharge due to matrix diffusion in a large, northern bog-fen complex. Journal of Hydrology http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.08.001.

Glaser, P.H., Siegel, D.I. , 2016, Climate-Driven Shifts in the Vertical Transport of Solutes Through Deep Peat Deposits Alter Methane Production Zones in a Large Peat Basin, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol. 30, p.  1578-1598.

Don Siegel on the Web

 

Don’s Cooks vs Con’s episode

Don’s Music Youtube channel.

Independent Environmental Scientists

NPR on Don’s cookbook