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Keith Schilling

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Keith Schilling, State Geologist

State Geologist and Research Scientist, Iowa Geological Survey

Office:  340A Trowbridge Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone Number: 319-335-1422


Research Interests:

  • Hydrology
  • Surface and groundwater interaction
  • Land use/land cover change
  • Watershed modeling
  • Nutrient fate and transport
  • Sediment erosion and transport
  • Floodplain processes
  • Ecohydrology
  • Time-series analysis
  • Biogeochemistry

Recent Publications:

Streeter, M.T. and K.E. Schilling. 2015. A comparison of soil properties observed in farmed, restored and natural closed depressions on the Des Moines Lobe of Iowa. Catena, 129:39-45.

Schilling, K.E., P.J. Jacobson, and J. Vogelgesang. 2015. Agricultural conversion of floodplain ecosystems: implications for groundwater quality. Journal of Environmental Management, 153:74-83.

Liang, X., Y.K. Zhang, and K.E. Schilling. 2014. Analytical solutions for two-dimensional groundwater flow with subsurface drainage tiles. Journal of Hydrology, 521:556-564.

Liang, X., Y.K.Zhang and K.E. Schilling. 2014. Temporal variation of groundwater level in heterogeneous bounded aquifer. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, DOI 10.1007/s00477-014-0990-4.

Ikenberry, C.D., M.L. Soupir, K.E. Schilling, C.S. Jones and A. Seaman. 2014. Nitrate-nitrogen export: magnitude and pattern from drainage districts to downstream river basins. Journal of Environmental Quality, 43:2024-2033.

Schilling, K.E., R. Anderson, C. Alexander, D. Peate and J. Dorale. 2015. Mining unique soft and old water within the Manson Impact Structure.  Hydrogeology Journal, 23:95-103.

Schilling, K.E., C.F. Wolter and E. McLellan. 2014. Agro-hydrologic landscapes in the Upper Mississippi and Ohio river basins.  Environmental Management, 55:646-656.

McLellan, E., D. Robertson, K. Schilling, M. Tomer, J. Kostel, D. Smith and K. King. 2014. Reducing nitrogen export from the Corn Belt to the Gulf of Mexico: agricultural strategies for remediating hypoxia.  Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 51:263-289.

Schilling, K.E. and P. Jacobson. 2014. Field observation of diurnal dissolved oxygen fluctuations in shallow groundwater. Groundwater, DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12218..

Stenback, G., Crumpton, W.G. and K.E. Schilling. 2014. Nitrate loss in Saylorville Lake Reservoir. Journal of Hydrology, 513:1-6.

Schilling, K.E. and P. Jacobson. 2014. Temporal variations in dissolved oxygen concentrations in a shallow floodplain.  River Research and Applications, DOI: 10.1002/rra.2759.

Schilling, K.E. and P. Drobney. 2014. Restoration of prairie hydrology at the watershed scale: two decades of progress at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. Land. 3:206-238.

Schilling, K.E. and P. Jacobson. 2014. Effectiveness of perennial riparian buffers to reduce subsurface nutrient losses to incised streams in southern Iowa. Catena. 114:140-148.

Palmer, J.A., Schilling, K.E., T.M Isenhart, and R.C. Schultz. 2014. Streambank erosion rates and loads with a single watershed: bridging the gap between temporal and spatial scales.  Geomorphology, 209:66-78.


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Last modified on April 11th, 2019
Posted on July 30th, 2014