Ellen K. Herman

Assistant Professor

Department of Geology, Bucknell University

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Educational History

2002 – 2006                          Ph.D. in Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University

                                           Dissertation Title:    Quantitative studies of suspended sediment in karst aquifers

                                           William B. White, advisor

                                           Honors:  Richard R. Parizek Graduate Fellowship, Cave Research Foundation Grant, Krynine Fund Grants

1999 – 2002                          M.S. in Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University

                                           Thesis Title:  Numerical models of ancient and modern microbial mats

                                           Lee R. Kump, advisor

                                           Honors:  Knopf Scholarship

1990 – 1993                          B.S. in Environmental Science, The College of William & Mary

                                           Honors:  Virginia Scholar, Monroe Scholar, National Merit Finalist

Professional Positions

Aug 2007 – Present               Assistant Professor of Geology, Bucknell University

Aug 2006 – May 2007             Visiting Assistant Professor, Bucknell University

Jan 2006 – May 2006             Visiting Instructor, The College of William & Mary

Jan 2005 – May 2006             Consultant, PA Department of Environmental Protection

May 2002 – May 2005             Research Assistant, Pennsylvania State University

                                                  NSF Grant EAR-0125551, Suspended sediment transport in karst

Aug 1999 – May 2002             Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania State University

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Herman, E.K., Toran, L., and White, W.B., 2008, 2009, Quantifying the place of karst aquifers in the groundwater to surface water continuum: a time series analysis study of storm behavior in Pennsylvania water resources. Journal of Hydrology 376 (1-2), 307-317, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.07.043.

Herman, E.K., Toran, L., and White, W.B., 2008, Threshold events in spring discharge:  evidence from sediment and continuous water level measurement. Journal of Hydrology 351 (1-2), 98-106.

Toran, L., Herman, E.K., and White, W.B., 2007, Comparison of flow paths to a well and spring in a karst aquifer.  Ground Water 45, 281-287.

Herman, E.K., Tancredi, J., Toran, L., and White, W.B., 2007, Mineralogy of suspended sediment in karst springs in relation to spring water chemistry. Hydrogeology Journal 15, 255-266.

Toran, L., Tancredi, J.H., Herman, E.K., and White, W.B., 2006, Conductivity and sediment variation during storms as evidence of pathways in karst springs, in Harmon, R.S., and Wicks, C., eds., Perspectives on karst geomorphology, hydrology, and geochemistry – A tribute volume to Derek C. Ford and William B. White. Geological Society of America Special Paper 404, 169-176.

Herman, E.K. and Kump, L.R., 2005, Response of microbial mats to Precambrian environmental conditions:  a modeling study. Geobiology 3, 77-92.

 

Abstracts and Meetings

* indicates invited presentation; italics indicates presenting author

Herman, E.K., Jewett, A.E., and Vesper, D.J., 2009, Maximum wall retreat potential in fluviokarst conduits: the balance of physical and chemical processes.  National Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Oct 18-21, 2009, Portland, OR.

*Herman, E.K., 2009, Storms & sediments in Pennsylvania fluviokarst.  Lafayette College Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences.

*Herman, E.K., 2009, Developing numerical methods and data sets in fluviokarst landscapes.  Wellesley College Geosciences Department.

*Herman, E.K., Toran, L, and White, W.B., 2007, Sediment discharge variations in multiple Pennsylvania Karst Systems.  National Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Oct 28-31, 2007, Denver, CO: GSA Abstracts with Programs 39.  Poster presentation.

*Herman, E.K., 2007, Interpreting flow and sediment transport in karst springs.  West Virginia University Geology Department Colloquium.

White, W.B., Herman, E.K., Toran, L., 2007, Sediment transport in karst aquifers: the high end of the size scale. International Conference on Karst Hydrogeology and Ecosystems, Aug 13-15, 2007, Bowling Green, KY.

Herman, E.K., Toran, L, and White, W.B., 2006, Sediment fluxes in karst aquifers: Storm pulses, thresholds, and fluid dynamics of mixing, storage and transport.  National Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Oct 22-25, 2006, Philadelphia, PA:  GSA Abstracts with Programs 38.

*Herman, E.K., Toran, L, and White, W.B., 2005, Quantifying the place of karst aquifers in the groundwater to surface water continuum:  A time series analysis study of storm response in Pennsylvania water resources. National Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Oct 16-19, 2005, Salt Lake City, UT:  GSA Abstracts with Programs 37.

Herman, E.K., Toran, L., and White, W.B., 2005, Hurricane-related precipitation events reveal threshold behavior in water level and sediment concentration at Arch Spring, PA, USA. National Annual Meeting of GSA, Oct 16-19, 2005, Salt Lake City, UT:  GSA Abstracts with Programs 37.

Toran, L.T., Herman, E.K., and White, W.B., 2005, Comparison of spring and well monitoring data in a carbonate aquifer. National Annual Meeting of GSA, Oct 16-19, 2005, Salt Lake City, UT:  GSA Abstracts with Programs 37.

Herman, E.K., Toran, L., and White, W.B., 2004, Clastic sediment fluxes as an intrinsic part of the flow system in karstic aquifers. National Annual Meeting of GSA, Nov. 7-9, 2004, Denver, CO:  GSA Abstracts with Programs 36.

Toran, L., Tancredi, J., Herman, E.K., and White, W.B., 2004, Comparison of storm behavior in three karst springs. Northeastern Section and Southeastern Section Joint Annual Meeting of GSA, Mar. 25-27, 2004, Tysons Corner, VA:  GSA Abstracts with Programs 36.

Herman, E.K., Schwede, S.S., Warner, S.M., and White, W.B., 2004, Hydrogeology of the Sinking Valley karst and the NSS Tytoona Cave Nature Preserve.  National Speleological Society Convention, July 12-16, 2004, Marquette, MI.

Herman, E.K., Toran, L., Tancredi, J., Target, D., and White, W.B., 2003, Variations in the timing of karst spring response to storm flow in terms of suspended sediment and chemistry. National Annual Meeting of GSA, Nov. 2-5, 2003, Seattle, WA:  GSA Abstracts with Programs 35.

Tancredi, J., Toran, L., Target, D., Herman, E.K., and White, W.B., 2003, Influence of antecedent conditions on conductivity and suspended sediment discharge in a karst spring. National Annual Meeting of GSA, Nov. 2-5, 2003, Seattle, WA:  GSA Abstracts with Programs 35.

Herman, E.K., Toran, L., Tancredi, J., and White, W.B., 2003, Transport of suspended sediments in karst aquifers. International Conference on Karst Hydrogeology and Ecosystems, June 2003, Bowling Green, KY.

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