Dr. Adam Mumford is a Hydrologist for the USGS Water Resources Mission Area.
Dr. Adam Mumford is a geomicrobiologist who studies the interactions between microbial communities and minerals in the shallow subsurface. His current work focuses on how microbial communities respond to inputs of produced water from unconventional oil and gas development, and how these responses can mitigate or exacerbate the risk posed by produced waters to streams and shallow aquifers.
Dr. Mumford received his BS in Microbiology from the University of New Hampshire in 2003, and his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University in 2012. Prior to joining the USGS National Research Program as a Mendenhall Research Fellow in 2014, he served as a postdoctoral research associate at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, ME.
For more information, please visit the Reston Biogeochemical Processes in Groundwater Laboratory and Reston Microbiology Labortory websites.