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Water Wizards

As a vital part of Texas State University, the Meadows Center brings together departments and research centers to engage in research collaborations that provide practical science-based opportunities for faculty, staff and students. We work with multi-disciplinary expertise across campus to catalyze research on water and the environment.

Our group and faculty members have expertise in a wide range of topics, such as hydrogeology, ecosystems, biology, environmental flows, water conservation, water quality, economics and policy. You may contact Ryan Spencer, our Research Coordinator, or individual wizards for more information.

Joni Charles, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Finance and Economics

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research Interests: Environmental Policy and Governance, Groundwater Governance

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Richard Earl, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Geography

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research Interests: Flooding Hazards, Water Supply and Management

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Jason Julian, Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Chair, Department of Geography

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research Interests: Water Resources, Land Use/Land Cover Change, River Ecosystems, Fluvial Geomorphology

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Kimberly Meitzen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Geography

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research Interests: River Processes and Ecology, Environmental Flows, Hydraulic Modeling and River System Connectivity

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Benjamin Schwartz, Ph.D.

“The Original Water Wizard”
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Director, Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research Interests: Karst Hydrogeology, Cave Ecosystems, Aquatic Invertebrates of Caves and Springs

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