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Benjamin Schwartz, Ph.D.

TEXAS STATE VITA

 

I. Academic/Professional Background

 

A. Name: Benjamin Schwartz                                     Title: Assistant Professor

 

B. Educational Background

 

Degree

Year

University

Major

Thesis/Dissertation

Ph.D.

2007

Virginia Tech

Geosciences

Hydrogeophysical quantification of

infiltration and recharge through soil-filled sinkholes using Time Domain Reflectometry and Electrical Resistivity Tomography

B.S.

2003

Radford

Geology

 

 

C. University Experience

Position

University

Dates

Assistant Professor

Texas State University – San Marcos, TX

2008-Present

 

D. Relevant Professional Experience

N/A

 

E. Other Professional Credentials (licensure, certification, etc.)

N/A

 


II. TEACHING

 

A. Teaching Honors and Awards:

N/A

 

B. Courses Taught:

Fall 2012 – BIO 7360T: Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology, Texas State University Spring 2012 – BIO 7102: Groundwater Surface Water Interactions, Texas State University Spring 2012 – GEOL 4421: Hydrogeology, Texas State University

Fall 2011 – BIO 7468: Groundwater Resources, Texas State University

Spring 2011 – BIO 7102: Groundwater Surface Water Interactions, Texas State University

Spring 2011 – GEOL 4421: Hydrogeology, Texas State University

Fall 2010 – BIO 7360T: Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology, Texas State University

Spring 2010 – GEOL 4421: Hydrogeology, Texas State University

Spring 2010 – BIO 7102: Groundwater Surface Water Interactions, Texas State University

Fall 2009 – BIO 7468: Groundwater Resources, Texas State University

May 2009 – Invited to teach a 4-day short course on Speleology at Eastern TN State University Spring 2009 – BIO 7360T: Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology, Texas State University Spring 2009 – BIO 7102: Groundwater Surface Water Interactions, Texas State University

Fall 2008 – GEOL 4421: Hydrogeology, Texas State University

Spring 2007 – 1.5 months of Groundwater Hydrology, GEOL 4804, VT Dept. of Geosciences.


 


C. Graduate Theses/Dissertations or Exit Committees (if supervisor, please indicate):

 

2011-  Supervisor for Chasity Stinson, MS student at Texas State University

2009-2012  Supervisor for Brett Gerard, MS student at Texas State University

2009-  Supervisor for Benjamin Hutchins, PhD student at Texas State University

2009-  Supervisor for Benjamin Tobin, PhD student at Texas State University

2012- Committee member for M.S. candidate Mark Childre at UT San Antonio

2011-2012 Committee member for M.S. candidate Laura McCalla at Texas State

2011- Co-supervisor for Ph.D. student Emrah Ozel at Texas State

2011- Committee member for Ph.D. candidate Johanna Kovarik at Univ. of South Florida

2008-2011 – Committee member for M.A. candidate Danielle Livingston at Texas State

2008-2011 – Committee member for M.S. candidate Joshua Ethridge at Texas State

2009-2011 – Committee member for M.S. candidate Goniela Iskali at Texas State

2008-2011 – Committee member for M.S. candidate Kimberly Murphy at Texas State

2008-2010 – Committee member for M.S. candidate Heather Dammeyer at Texas State

2008-2010 – Committee member for M.S. candidate Kelly Goodsheller at Texas State

2008-2010 – Co-supervisor for M.S. candidate Jonathan Gerst at Virginia Tech

 

D. Courses Prepared and Curriculum Development:

Fall 2009 – BIO 7468: Groundwater Resources, lectures and lab exercises

Spring 2009 – BIO 7360T: Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology, class materials

Spring 2009 – BIO 7102: Groundwater Surface Water Interactions

Fall 2008 - GEOL 4421: Hydrogeology, lectures and lab exercises

 

E. Funded External Teaching Grants and Contracts:

N/A

 

F. Submitted, but not Funded, External Teaching Grants and Contracts:

N/A

 

G. Funded Internal Teaching Grants and Contracts:

N/A

 

H. Submitted, but not Funded, Internal Teaching Grants and Contracts:

N/A

 

I. Other:

N/A

 


III. SCHOLARLY/CREATIVE

 

A. Works in Print

 

1. Books (if not refereed, please indicate)


 

a. Scholarly Monographs:

N/A

 

b. Textbooks:

N/A

 

c. Edited Books:

N/A

 

 

 

d. Chapters in Books:

Schwartz, B. F., Orndorff, W. D., Futrell, S. M., Lucas, P. C., 2009, Caves and Karst of

Virginia. In: Caves and Karst of North America. A. N. Palmer and P. Palmer, editors. P.

39-51. A book published for the 2009 International Congress of Speleology held in

Kerrville, Texas.

 

e. Creative Books:

N/A

 

2. Articles

 

a. Refereed Journal Articles (* indicates student author):

 

*Tobin, B. W, *Hutchins, B. T., and Schwartz, B. F., 2013, Spatial and temporal changes in invertebrate assemblage structure from the entrance to deep-cave zone of a temperate marble cave. International Journal of Speleology, In revision.

*Kukowski, K. R., Schwinning, S., and Schwartz, B. F., 2012, Hydraulic responses to extreme drought conditions in three co-dominant tree species in shallow soil over bedrock. Oecologia, DOI 10.1007/s00442-012-2466-x, Online First: Oct. 2, 2012.

*Luhmann, A. J., Covington, M. D., Alexander, S. C., Su Yi Chai, Schwartz, B. F., Groten, J.

T., Alexander, C. E., Jr., 2012, Comparing Conservative and Nonconservative Tracers in

Karst and Using Them to Estimate Flow Path Geometry. Journal of Hydrology, V 448-

449, 201-211.

*Tobin, B. W., Schwartz, B. F., 2012, Quantifying Concentrated and Diffuse Recharge in Two Marble Karst Aquifers: Big Spring and Tufa Spring, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California, USA. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, V 74(2), 186-196.

Schwartz, B. F., W. D. Orndorff, M. J. Ficco, W. Balfour, N. W. Davis, and M. Futrell, 2009, Hydrogeology of the Mississippian Carbonate Karst System: Powell Mountain, Virginia. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 71(3), 168-179.

Schwartz, B. F., Schreiber, M. S., 2009, Quantifying potential recharge in mantled sinkholes using ERT. Journal of Ground Water, 47(3), 370-381.

Schwartz, B. F., Schreiber, M. S., Yan, T., 2008, Quantifying Field Scale Soil-moisture Using

Electrical Resistivity Tomography. Journal of Hydrology, 362: 234-246

Schwartz, B.F., Schreiber, M.E., Pooler, P.S. and Rimstidt, J.D., 2008. Calibrating Access-tube Time Domain Reflectometry Soil Water Measurements in Deep Heterogeneous Soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 72(4): 917-930.


 

 

b. Non-refereed Articles:

Schwartz, B. F., 1999, Exploring Barberry Cave. National Speleological Society News, September, v. 57 no. 9. A report documenting the history of exploration in Barberry Cave, Bath County, Virginia.

Schwartz, B. F., 1999, Project Caving and Permanent Rigging.  National Speleological Society News, October, v. 57 no. 10. A technical report dealing with solutions to problems encountered with rigging in long-term project caving.

Schwartz, B. F., 1993 - present, >20 Reports, maps and articles in The Virginia Cellars, the official publication of the Virginia Speleological Survey.

Schwartz, B. F., 1994 - present, >20 Reports, maps and articles in The BCCS News, the official publication of the Butler Cave Conservation Society.

 

3. Conference Proceedings

 

a.   Refereed Conference Proceedings:

Mock, L. Schwartz, B. F., Nowlin, W. H., Hutchins, B. T., Hardy, T., Bonner, T. H., 2011, The Role of Metrology in Monitoring and Preserving the Water Quality in the Edwards Aquifer in Central Texas. Proceedings of the 2011 National Conference of Standards Laboratories International (NCSLI) Symposium. August 21-25, 2011, National Harbor, MD.

Luhmann, A. J., Covington, M. D., Alexander, S. C., Chai, S. Y., Schwartz, B. F., Groten, J. T., Alexander, E. C., Jr. 2011, Comparison of Discharge, Chloride, Temperature, Uranine, δD, and Suspended Sediment Responses from a Multiple Tracer Test in Karst. Proceedings of the 12th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst. January 2011, St. Louis, Missouri.

Hardy, Thomas B., Nowlin, Weston, Schwartz, Benjamin F., Bonner, Timothy, 2011, Implementation of the San Marcos River Observing System: a Spatially Explicit Delineation of a Spring System based on Physical, Hydrologic, Chemical, and Biological Monitoring. Proceedings of the: 8th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics, Seoul, Korea, September 12-16, 2010.

Doctor, D. H., Schwartz, B. F., Gary, M. O., 2009, Preliminary Development of a Quantitative Karst Classification System, PHORMS. Proceedings of the 15th  International Congress of Speleology, Kerrville, TX, July 19-26, 2009.

Schwartz, B. F., Doctor, D. H., 2009, Geomorphic and Hydrogeologic Evolution of Karst in the

Burnsville Cove, Virginia, U.S.A.: New Evidence and Perspectives. Proceedings of the

15th International Congress of Speleology, Kerrville, TX, July 19-26, 2009.

Orndorff, W., Hypes, R., Lucas, P., Fagan, J, Zokaites, C., Orndorff, Z., Lucas, C., Schwartz, B.

F., 2005, Protecting Virginia’s Caves and Karst through the Environmental Review Process.  Proceedings  of  the  National  Cave  and  Karst  Management  Symposium, November 2005.

Schwartz, B. F. and Schreiber, M. E., 2005, New Applications of Differential Electrical Resistivity Tomography and Time Domain Reflectometry to modeling infiltration and soil moisture in agricultural sinkholes. Proceedings of the 10th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst. September 2005

Schwartz  B.  F.,  Schreiber M.  E.,  and  Orndorff  W.,  2004.  Hydrologic characterization of sinkholes      in                  agricultural           settings:   Implications    for   best   management    practices.


 

Proceedings of the 2004 Virginia Water Resources Research Symposium, Blacksburg, Virginia, Oct 4-6, 2004.

 

b. Non-refereed:

N/A

 

4. Abstracts (* indicates student first author):

 

1)  Schwinning, Susannne, Kukowski, Kelly, and Schwartz, Benjamin F. Which traits are correlated with high drought mortality in trees? A case study from the Edwards Plateau, Texas, USA. Annual Conference of the British Ecological Society, Birmingham, UK, December 17-20, 2012.

2)  *Tobin, Benjamin W., Schwartz, Benjamin F.  Maintaining River Flow in an Alpine Karst Setting; The Roles of Snowmelt and Shallow and Deep Groundwater. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, November 3-7, 2012.

3)  *Stinson, Chasity L., Schwartz, Benjamin F., Gerard, Brett R., Schwinning, Susan, Ramirez, Philip, and Timmins, Gabrielle. Preliminary Results from a Multi-Tracer Epikarst Recharge Experiment: McCarty Cave, Texas, USA. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, November 3-7, 2012.

4)  *Gerard, Brett R., Schwartz, Benjamin F., Schwinning, Susan, Ramirez, Philip, Stinson, Chasity L., and Timmins, Gabrielle. Effects of Environmental Parameters and Precipitation Dynamics on Infiltration and Recharge into the Trinity Aquifer of Central Texas, USA. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, November

3-7, 2012.

5)  *Eagle, Sarah D., Schreiber, Madeline E., Orndorff, William D., Schwartz, Benjamin F., Gerst, Jonathan, and Scott, Heather. Statistical Analysis of Geochemical Data to Characterize the Role of Epikarst in Controlling the Quantity and Quality of Recharge to a Telogenetic Karst Aquifer. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, November 3-7, 2012.

6)  *Swink, Aaron, Nowlin, Weston, and Schwartz, Benjamin F. Storm Mediated Changes in Nitrogen and Phosphorus Uptake Length in a Spring-Fed River. Great Plains Limnological Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October 6, 2012.

7)  Schwartz, B. F., Sixteen Years of Expoloration in the Omega Cave System. National

Speleological Society Annual Conference, Lewisburg, WV, June 25-29, 2012.

8)  Benjamin T. Hutchins, Annette S. Engel, Weston H. Nowlin, and Schwartz, B. F., Organic Matter Origins Influence Trophic Complexity in a Phreatic Karst Aquifer. National Speleological Society Annual Conference, Lewisburg, WV, June 25-29, 2012.

9)  Benjamin Tobin and Schwartz, B. F., Quantifying Geospatial, Geochemical, and Hydrologic Variability of Karst Aquifers in the Kaweah River Basin, California, USA. National Speleological Society Annual Conference, Lewisburg, WV, June 25-29, 2012.

10) Benjamin Tobin, Schwartz, B. F., and Hutchins, B., Cave Without A Name, Boerne, Texas. National Speleological Society Annual Conference, Lewisburg, WV, June 25-29,

2012.

11) *Stinson, C. L, Schwartz, B. F., Tobin, B. W., Gerard, B. R., Ramirez, P., Timmins, G., Hutchins, B., and Schwinning, S. Trinity Aquifer Epikarst Study Using δ18O and δ2D Stable Isotope Analysis, Cave Without A Name, South-Central Texas. Geological Society of America, South-Central Section Annual Meeting, Alpine, TX, March 8-9,

2012.


 

12) *Tobin, B. W., Schwartz, B. F., Gerard, B. R., Ramirez, P., Timmins, G., Hutchins, B., Stinson, C. L., and Schwinning, S. Autogenic vs. Allogenic Recharge: Searching for the Source of the Stream in Cave Without A Name, Boerne, TX. Geological Society of America, South-Central Section Annual Meeting, Alpine, TX, March 8-9, 2012.

13) Schwartz, B. F., Nowlin, W., Hutchins, B., Hardy, T. B., Ramirez, P., Timmins, G., Gerard, B. R., and Hoesel, K. Geochemical Trends and Storm Responses at San Marcos Springs, Texas: New Perspectives and New Questions. Geological Society of America, South-Central Section Annual Meeting, Alpine, TX, March 8-9, 2012.

14) *Gerard, B. R., Schwartz, B. F., Ramirez, P., Stinson, C. L., Tobin, B. W., Timmins, G., Hutchins, B., and Schwinning, S. The Influence of Barometric Pressure Fluctuations on Cave Drip Rates. Geological Society of America, South-Central Section Annual Meeting, Alpine, TX, March 8-9, 2012.

15) Schreiber, M. E., Schwartz, B. F., Orndorff, W. D., Gerst, J., and Scott, H.. Epikarst Control on Quantity and Quality of Recharge to Karst Aquifers: Current Results from Long-Term Monitoring Within James Cave, Virginia. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 8 – 13, 2011.

16) *Gerard, B. R., Schwartz, B. F., and Schwinning, S., Modeling the Precipitation Threshold Required for Recharge in a Karst Aquifer of Central Texas. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 8 – 13, 2011.

17) *Tobin, B. W., Schwartz, B. F., Storm-event Responses of Five Karst Springs in the Kaweah River Basin, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 8 – 13, 2011.

18) Schwartz, B. F., Gerard, B. R., Tobin, B. W., Ramirez, P., Hutchins, B., Schwinning, S. and Schreiber, M. E., Hydrogeochemical Responses at in-Cave Sites as Indicators of Epikarst Processes: Cave Without A Name, Central Texas, USA. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 8 – 13, 2011.

19) Hardy, T., Nowlin, W., Schwartz, B. F., and Bonner, T. H. San Marcos River Observing

System American Fisheries Society, Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, September 4-8,

2011.

20) Mock, L. Schwartz, B. F., Nowlin, W. H., Hutchins, B. T., Hardy, T., Bonner, T. H.,

2011, The Role of Metrology in Monitoring and Preserving the Water Quality in the Edwards Aquifer in Central Texas. 2011 National Conference of Standards Laboratories International (NCSLI) Symposium. August 21-25, 2011, National Harbor, MD.

21) *Hutchins, B. and Schwartz, B. F., and Engel, A. S. Hydrogeologic and Geochemical Controls on Nutrient Availability and Food Web Dynamics in the Biodiverse Karstic Edwards Aquifer, TX, USA.  Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, August 7-12, 2011.

22) Engel, A. S., Hutchins, B. Schwartz, B. F., Gray, C., and Birdwell, J. E. Evidence for a Non-terrigenous Food Web Base in the Edwards Aquifer, Texas. National Speleological Society, Annual Meeting, Glenwood Springs, CO. July 18-22, 2011.

23) *Hutchins, B.T., Schwartz, B. F., and Engel A. S.  Nutrient supply and chemolithoautotrophy as a possible driver of stygobiont diversity and aquifer evolution: the Edwards Aquifer of South-Central Texas. 2011 International Conference on Karst Hydrogeology and Ecosystems. Bowling Green, KY, June 8-10, 2011.

24) *Hutchins, B. and Schwartz, B. F., and Engel A. S.   Linking Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, and Microbiology to Food Web Dynamics in the Biodiverse Phreatic Karstic Edwards Aquifer, TX, USA. North American Benthological Society Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, May 22-26, 2011.


 

25) *Tobin, Benjamin W., Schwartz, B. F., Quantifying Source Water Elevations for Karst Springs of the Sierra Nevada, California. The roles of Stable Isotopes in Water Cycle Research, Keystone, CO, March 29-31, 2011

26) *Scott, Heather, Schreiber, M. E., Schwartz, B. F. Orndorff, W. D. Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Temperature at James Cave, Virginia. Paper No. 6-8. Geological Society of America – Southeastern Section Meeting, Wilmington, NC, March 23-25, 2011.

27) Schwinning, S., Goodsheller, K. R., Schwartz, B. F. Fractured Epikarst Bedrock as Water Source for Woody Plants in Savanna. Abstract H11H-0925. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 13-17, 2010.

28) *Tobin, Benjamin W., Schwartz, B. F., Downstream Evolution of Water Quality and Quantity in Mountain Marble Karst Aquifers Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 31 – November 3, 2010.

29) Schwartz, B. F., Gerst, J., Schreiber, M., Tobin, B. W., Orndorff, W., Doctor, D. H., Schwinning, S. Hydrologic Responses in Epikarst: A Comparative Study Between Virginia and Texas. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 31 – November 3, 2010.

30) Hardy, T. B., Nowlin, W., Schwartz, B. F., Bonner, T. Implementation of the San Marcos River Oberving System: a Spatially Explicit Delineation of a Spring System based on Physical, Hydrologic, Chemical and Biological Monitoring. 8th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics, Seoul, Korea, September 12-16, 2010.

31) Schwartz, B. F., Barton, H., Futrell, M., and Ficco, M. Tongzi 2010: A summary report on the March expedition (China). National Speleological Society Annual Conference, Essex Junction, VT, August 2-6, 2010.

32) *Tobin, Benjamin W., Schwartz, B. F., Assessing Groundwater Resources in a Mountain Setting Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, May 27-29, 2010.

33) *Brauch, B., Bennett, J., Urbanczyk, K., and Schwartz, B. F.  Spring Studies in the Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, Texas. Geological Society of America Meeting, North-Central and South Central Joint Meeting, Branson, MO, April 11-13, 2010.

34) Schwartz, B. F., Doctor, D. H., Gary, M. O., and Covington, M. D. Quantifiable Characteristics for a Statistical Approach Toward Karst Classification. Geological Society of America Meeting, North-Central and South Central Joint Meeting, Branson, MO, April 11-13, 2010.

35) *Hutchins, B., Schwartz, B. F., and Heard, T. M. Unusual δ18O Values from the Edwards and Edwards Trinity Aquifers in Central Texas: Interpretations and Potential Fractionation Mechanisms. Geological Society of America Meeting, North-Central and South Central Joint Meeting, Branson, MO, April 11-13, 2010.

36) Schwartz, B.F., Upchurch, G.R., Willard, D.A., Bernhardt, C.E., and Valella, P.A.  2009.

A New Late Glacial Site in the Central Appalachians of Virginia. Preliminary Findings From Paleobotany, Palynology, and Geomorphology. Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract PP31C-1374. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December

14-18, 2009.

37) Bennett, J., Urbanczyk, K., Brauch, B., Schwartz, B. F. and Shanks, W.C.P. The influence of Springs on Discharge and River Water Chemistry in the Lower Canyons, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, Texas. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, October 18-21, 2009.


 

38) Urbanczyk,  K.,  Bennett,  J.,  Brauch,  B.,  Dyess,  J.,  and  Schwartz,  B.  F.   Structural Geologic Features of the Lower Canyons, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, Texas. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, October 18-21, 2009.

39) Gao, Y., Anthony, D. M., and Schwartz, B. F.  Development of a Karst Field School to Conduct Interdisciplinary Education and Research Activities in the Southeastern Appalachian Region. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, October 18-21, 2009.

40) *Gerst, Jonathan, Schwartz, B. F., Schreiber, M. E., Doctor, D. H., Epikarst Role in Controlling the  Quality  of  Karst  Aquifer  Recharge. Geological Society  of  America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, October 18-21, 2009,

41) *Dammeyer, H. C., Goodsheller, K., Schwinning, S., Schwartz, B. F.  Changes in tree water status due to clear-cutting in an oak/juniper woodland on the Edwards Plateau. Texas Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration, New Braunfels, October 6-8,

2009.

42) *Goodsheller,  K.,  Dammeyer,  H.C.,  Schwinning,  S.,  Schwartz,  B.  F.   Response  to extreme drought by three Edwards Plateau tree species: live oak, Ashe juniper and cedar elm. Texas Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration, New Braunfels, October 6-

8, 2009.

43) Doctor, D. H., Schwartz, B. F., Gary, M. O., Preliminary Development of a Quantitative Karst Classification System, PHORMS. 15th  International Congress of Speleology, Kerrville, TX, July 19-26, 2009.

44) Schwartz, B. F., Doctor, D. H., Geomorphic and Hydrogeologic Evolution of Karst in the Burnsville Cove, Virginia, U.S.A.: New Evidence and Perspectives. 15th International Congress of Speleology, Kerrville, TX, July 19-26, 2009.

45) Schwartz, B. F., Doctor, D. H., Culver, D., Gerst, J., Hyde, S., Orndorff, W., Pipan, T., Reid, J. W., Schreiber, M. Characterizing epikarst hydrogeology using integrated hydrologic, geochemical and biological approaches. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, October 4-8, 2008.

46) Schwartz, B. F., Doctor, D. H., Swezey, C. S., Piatak, N. M., Geologic and Geomorphic Controls on Conduit Development in Burnsville Cove, Bath County, Virginia. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, October 4-8, 2008.

47) *Gerst, J., Schwartz, B. F., Hyde, S., Schreiber, M., The Role of Epikarst in Controlling

Water Quality. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, October 4-8, 2008.

48) Schwartz, B. F., Hyde, S., Schreiber, M. E., Orndorff, Doctor, D. H., Culver, D., Pipan, T., Reid, J. W., High resolution hydrobiogeochemical response of cave drip-waters to surface conditions. Second Appalachian Karst Symposium, Eastern Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, May, 2008.

49) Schwartz,  B.  F.,  Orndorff,  W.,  Ficco,  J.,  Balfour,  B.,  Davis,  N.  W.,  Futrell,  M., Hydrogeology of the Mississippian Carbonate Karst System, Powell Mountain, Virginia. Second Appalachian Karst Symposium, Eastern Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, May, 2008.

50) *Hyde, S., Schwartz, B. F., Lucas, P., 2007, Characterizing discharge signals and flow mechanisms at a Virginia ebb and flow karst spring. Poster presentation at the Geological Society of America annual meeting, October, 2007

51) Schwartz, B. F., Schreiber, M., 2007, Field scale soil moisture measurements using TDR-calibrated ERT data. Oral presentation at the Geological Society of America annual meeting, October, 2007


 

52) Schwartz, B. F., Schreiber, M., 2006, Examining temporal changes in soil moisture in a karst sinkhole using differential ERT and TDR.  Oral presentation at the Virginia Water Science and Technology Symposium, November, 2006

53) Schwartz,  B.  F.,  Schreiber, M.,  2006,  Integrating Differential  Electrical  Resistivity Tomography and Time Domain Reflectometry as a tool for modeling soil moisture and infiltration in sinkholes. Oral presentation at the Geological Society of America annual meeting, October, 2006

54) Schwartz, B. F., 2006, An update on Omega Cave System: the last 6 years of exploration and discovery in Wise County, Virginia. Oral presentation at the National Speleological Society annual meeting, August, 2006

55) Schwartz,  B.  F.,  Schreiber, M.,  2006,  Integrating Differential  Electrical  Resistivity Tomography and Time Domain Reflectometry as a tool for modeling soil moisture and infiltration in sinkholes. Poster presented at the SEG 2006 Hydrogeophysics Workshop. August, 2006

56) Schwartz,  B.  F.,  2006,  Techniques for  measuring  soil  moisture  in  sinkholes.  Oral presentation at the Graduate Student Research Symposium, Virginia Tech Dept. of Geosciences, March, 2006

57) Schwartz, B. F. and Schreiber, M. E., 2005, Using TDR and 2D Differential ERT to monitor changes in soil moisture in mantled agricultural sinkholes. Oral presentation at the Geological Society of America Annual meeting, October, 2005

58) Schwartz,   B.   F.,   2005,   A   multi-method   approach   to   characterizing   sinkhole hydrogeology and recharge mechanisms in agricultural settings. Oral presentation at the Graduate Student Research Symposium, Virginia Tech Dept. of Geosciences, March,

2005

59) Schwartz, B. F., Schreiber, M. E., Orndorff, W. D., 2004, Hydrologic Characterization of Sinkholes in Agricultural Settings. Oral presentation at the Geological Society of America annual meeting, November 2004.

60) Schwartz, B. F., Schreiber, M. E., Orndorff, W. D., 2004, Hydrologic Characterization of Sinkholes Using a Multi-method Approach. Oral presentation at the Virginia Water Resources Research Center symposium, October 2004.

61) Schwartz, B. F., Schreiber, M. E., Orndorff, W. D., 2004, Hydrologic Characterization of Sinkholes Using a Multi-method Approach. Poster presented at Geological Society of America NE-SE meeting, March 2004.

62) Orndorff, W. D., Schwartz, B. F., Orndorff, Z. W., 2004, Patterns of Karst Hydrological Systems Developed in Ordovician-aged Carbonates of the Southwestern Virginia Valley and Ridge. Oral presentation at the Geological Society of America NE-SE meeting, March

2004.

63) Schwartz, B. F., 2004, Hydrologic characterization of sinkholes using a multi-method approach. Oral presentation at the Graduate Student Research Symposium, Virginia Tech Dept. of Geosciences, March, 2004

 

5. Reports:

N/A

 

6. Book Reviews:

N/A

 

7. Other:


 

Schwartz, B. F., Karst, Caves, and Quercus: Where in the Soil-Rock System do Tree Roots Fit in? Guidebook for Field Trip to Cave Without A Name for Hays County Master Naturalists, April 29, 2012

 

Schwartz, B. F. and Schwinning, S., Karst, Caves, and Quercus: Where in the Soil-Rock System do Tree Roots Fit in? Guidebook for Field Trip #11, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Pre-Conference Field Trips, August 7, 2011

 

Schwartz, B. F., 2009, Caves and Karst of Virginia: Field Camp #37: Guidebook for a week- long field trip held prior to the 15th International Congress of Speleology in Kerrville, TX, July,

2009.

 

Schwartz, B. F., 2008, Karst of the Mississippian Carbonate System Powell Mountain, In: Field trip guidebook for the Second Appalachian Karst Symposium: The Karst of Northeastern Tennessee and Southwestern Virginia. Yongli Gao, Wil Orndorff and Robert Benfield (Editors), Eastern Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN,  May 7-10, 2008

 

B. Works not in Print

 

1. Papers Presented at Professional Meetings:

Same as abstract list above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Invited Talks, Lectures, and Presentations:

Schwartz, B. F., October 5, 2012, Maximum and Ebb-and-Flow Discharge in Karst Systems: What Strange Sedimentary Deposits Can Tell Us. Weekly Soft Rock Brown-bag Lunch Seminar Series, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Schwartz, B. F., October 4, 2012, Characterizing flow and recharge in epikarst systems: a multi- disciplinary, multi-year approach. Klepser Seminar Series, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Schwartz, B. F., September 12, 2011, Science and Water in Spring Lake and the Upper San Marcos River: Why Does it Matter. Monthly Science Café speaker at Wake The Dead Coffee House, San Marcos, TX.

Schwartz, B. F., November 11, 2010, Tongzi 2010, Science and Exploration in Wulong County, Chongqing Municipality, China. Monthly luncheon speaker for the South Texas Geological Society, San Antonio, TX.

Schwartz, B. F., October 4, 2010, Tongzi 2010, Exploration and Karst Research in Wulong China.  Weekly  seminar  speaker  for  the  Texas  State  University Geology Club,  San Marcos, TX.

Schwartz, B. F., Invited guest lecturer for Groundwater Resources Class, Geography 4334, September 3, 2009.

Schwartz, B. F., April 10, 2009, Speleology and Karst research in Virginia. Weekly Hydro

Brown Bag Seminar speaker at UT Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX

Schwartz, B. F., February 26, 2009, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Speleology and Karst Studies.      Weekly   seminar   speaker   at   UT   Arlington   Department   of   Earth   and Environmental Sciences, Arlington, TX


 

Schwartz, B. F., November 12, 2008, Omega Cave System: 13 years of exploration and discovery. Weekly seminar speaker for the Texas State University Geology Club, San Marcos, TX.

Schwartz, B. F., March, 2007, Hydrogeophysics and Hydrogeology in Virginia’s Karst. Weekly seminar speaker at USGS-Reston, Reston, VA

Schwartz, B. F., November, 2006, Karst, hydrology and geophysics - (How to turn a sinkhole into  a  complex  hydrogeophysical  problem).  Weekly  seminar  speaker  at  Eastern Tennessee State University, Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geology, Johnson City, TN.

Schwartz, B. F., 2006, Karst, hydrology and geophysics - (How to turn a sinkhole into a complex hydrogeophysical problem). Weekly seminar speaker at Appalachian State University, Department of Geology, Boone, N.C.

 

3. Consultancies:

N/A

 

4. Workshops:

 

2005    Wrote a field guide for, organized, and led a two-day karst hydrology field trip to Bath County, VA for a graduate level Karst Hydrology class at Virginia Tech. The field trip was a critical link between classroom exercises, instruction, and discussion and the ‘real- world’ aspects of karst geology and hydrogeology. The trip included a trip into one of the largest caves in Virginia to observe a karst hydrologic system from the inside.

 

2005    Assisted with a four-day Project Underground workshop and field trip for VA earth science teachers where the primary emphasis was on how to incorporate karst science into SOL materials. Presented an invited talk about my research on sinkhole hydrology and hydrogeophysics and discussed how this current research could be incorporated into classroom materials.

 

5. Other:

N/A

 

 

C. Grants and Contracts

 

1. Funded External Grants and Contracts:

 

2012                $58,000, (pending) Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Section 6 funds. PI: Dr. Weston Nowlin – TX State University. Resource Requirements for Three Federally Listed Groundwater Species in the Edwards Aquifer, Central Texas.

 

2012                $30,000, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Section 319(h) NPS Water Pollution Management Program. PI: River Systems Institute, Co PI: Dr. Weston Nowlin, Co PI: Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, Texas State University. Upper San Marcos River Watershed Protection Plan. Start date: January 2013

 

2010                $9,838, Cave Conservancy of the Virginias. Co-PI: Dr. Garland Upchurch – Texas State University. New Records of Karstic Landscape Evolution, Fossil


 

Plant Assemblages, and Paleo-Hydrology as Preserved in an Ancient

Appalachian Sinkhole-Lakebed

 

2009                $1,200,000, The San Marcos River Observing System ($146,000 to Schwartz as PI).  B. Schwartz, W. H. Nowlin, T. Hardy, and T. H. Bonner. Initial white-paper proposal written by myself and Weston Nowlin. Texas Legislature (Line Item based on Federal Stimulus Funds). Received January 2010.

 

2009                $100,494, Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program. Co- PI: Dr. Madeline Schreiber Virginia Tech, Collaborator: Dr. Daniel H. Doctor – USGS. The Role of Epikarst in Controlling Recharge, Water Quality and Biodiversity in Karst Aquifers: A Comparative Study between Virginia and Texas. Start date of January 2010. One of only 6 proposals funded nationwide.

 

2008                $46,278, ($8,178 to Schwartz as Co-PI) USDA SAWC – Rio Grande Project. PI: Kevin Urbanczyk, Sul Ross State University. Co-PI’s: Benjamin Schwartz – Texas State University, Jeffery Bennett – Big Bend National Park. Evaluation of source of spring flow from Cretaceous Aquifers along the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River.

 

2008                $293,689, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Section 319(h) NPS Water Pollution Management Program. PI: River Systems Institute, Co PI: Dr. Weston Nowlin, Co PI: Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, Texas State University. Determination of NPS Nutrient Inputs to Spring Lake and San Marcos River Headwaters. Anticipated start date: June 2011

 

2008                $150,000, Texas ARP/ATP. Co-PI: Susan Schwinning, TSU Dept of Biology.

Epikarst Controls on Recharge, Water Quality and Ecosystem dynamics in

Central Texas Hill Country.

 

2007                $13,386 Cave Conservancy Foundation. The Role of Epikarst in Controlling

Recharge, Water Quality and Biodiversity in Karst Aquifer Systems of Virginia

 

2007                $20,000 Virginia Water Resources Research Center grant. The Role of Epikarst in Controlling Recharge, Water Quality and Biodiversity in Karst Aquifer Systems of Virginia

 

2005                $2,000 Geological Society of America research grant.

 

2005                $300 Research grant from West Virginia Association for Cave Studies.

 

2003                $4,600 Research grant from Cave Conservancy of the Virginias for equipment.

Can Cave Sediments Predict Past Flood Magnitudes?

 

2. Submitted, but not Funded, External Grants and Contracts:

 

2012                $419,891, (not funded but resubmission requested) NSF-EAR, Geobiology and

Low-Temperature Geochemistry Program. Co-PI: Dr. Annette Engel LSU.


 

Evaluating Microbial Roles in Aquifer Hydrogeochemistry, Evolution, and

Ecosystem Dynamics.

 

2011                $66,000, (not funded but resubmission requested) Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Section 6 funds. PI: Dr. Weston Nowlin – TX State University. Resource Requirements for Three Federally Listed Groundwater Species in the Edwards Aquifer, Central Texas.

 

2010                $326,286, (not funded) NSF-EAR, Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry Program. Co-PI: Dr. Annette Engel – LSU. Evaluating Microbial Roles in Aquifer Hydrogeochemistry, Evolution, and Ecosystem Dynamics.

 

 

 

3. Funded Internal Grants and Contracts:

 

2009                $31,185.48, One-Time Research Support Funding Proposal. Weston H. Nowlin and    Benjamin   F.   Schwartz.   Proposal   for   funding   to   obtain   an   Ion Chromatograph.

 

2008                $4,500, Texas State University Research Enhancement Program (REP) Co-PI: Dr.

Garland Upchurch – Texas State University. New records of karstic landscape evolution, fossil plant assemblages, and paleo-hydrology as preserved in an ancient Appalachian sinkhole-lakebed.

 

 

 

 

4. Submitted, but not Funded, Internal Grants and Contracts:

 

2009                $16,000, (not funded) Texas State University Research Enhancement Program (REP) PI: Dr. Garland Upchurch Texas State University. New records of karstic landscape evolution, fossil plant assemblages, and paleo-hydrology as preserved in an ancient Appalachian sinkhole-lakebed.

 

D. Fellowships, Awards, Honors:

 

2007                Virginia Tech College of Science Runner-up Award for Outstanding Graduate

Student of the Year.

2006                $15,000 Cave Conservancy Foundation’s Ph.D. Graduate Fellowship in Karst Studies. A multi-method approach to characterizing sinkhole hydrogeology and recharge mechanisms in agricultural settings.

Fall 2006         Full Research Assistantship and other funding - co-wrote grant proposal with Dr.

Madeline Schreiber to Virginia Water Resources Research Center.

Spring 2006    Byron  N.  Cooper  Graduate  Fellowship  award.     Full  Research  Assistantship funding for one semester. Dept. of Geosciences, Virginia Tech.

2005                $5,000 Cave Research Foundation’s annual Karst Research Fellowship. Presented annually  to  one  student  who  proposes  an  outstanding  karst-related  research project.

2005                $2,000 National Speleological Society’s Ralph W. Stone Award and Fellowship.

2005                Award: GSA outstanding research proposal. One of 19 from 720 applications.


 

2005                $250 and award: GSA Hydrogeology Division outstanding research proposal. One of three.

2000                $5,000  Cave  Conservancy  Foundation’s  Undergraduate  Fellowship  in  Karst

Studies.

1999                Fellow award - National Speleological Society.

 

 

 

IV. SERVICE

 

A. University:

 

Member: Spring Lake Diving Control Board Committee, tasked with reviewing, monitoring and coordinating diving research activities in Spring Lake.

 

B. Departmental:

 

- Maintain and manage Arc-GIS licenses for the Department of Biology. Also assist students and faculty with installation, setup and troubleshooting of Arc-GIS Desktop.

 

C. Community:

 

Member: Board of Directors for San Marcos River Foundation

 

D. Professional:

 

Associate Editor, Earth Sciences, for Journal of Cave and Karst Studies.

 

Reviewer: Journal of Hydrology

Reviewer: Lakes and Reservoirs Research and Management

Reviewer: Journal of Ground Water Reviewer: Journal of Cave and Karst Studies Reviewer: US Geologic Survey

Reviewer: Petroleum Research Fund

 

E. Organizations

2003 – present: Property/project co-manager of the Powell Mountain Karst Preserve, for the

Cave Conservancy of the Virginias.

1997 – 2003 and 2006 – 2007: Director - Board of directors, Butler Cave Conservation Society.

1993 – present: Director - Board of directors, Virginia Speleological Survey.

 

Member   of:   Geological   Society   of   America,   American   Geophysical   Union,   National

Speleological Society.

 

1. Honorary:

N/A

 

2. Professional:

Member: Edwards Aquifer Authority’s Aquifer Science Advisory Panel (ASAP), 2009 - present

Board member: Karst Waters Institute (KWI), 2011-2014


 

Board member: San Marcos River Foundation, 2012-

 

F. Services Honors and Awards:

N/A