Karen Burow


My primary studies are in assessment and trends in groundwater quality at local, regional, and national scales. Extensive experience in the fate of nitrate and pesticides and their long term effects on local and regional drinking water supplies, occurrence and processes affecting natural contaminants in regional aquifers, effects of urbanization on groundwater quality, and groundwater-surface water interactions. I have used a wide range of geophysical and geostatistical tools in characterizing hydrogeologic systems, and used statistical and groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling methods to interpret the data and predict future concentrations under potential land use or climate scenarios. Currently a Senior research scientist for the California Ambient Groundwater Monitoring and Assessment Program.