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MaryLynn Musgrove

MaryLynn Musgrove is a Research Physical Scientist and the Western Region Principal Aquifer Analyst for the National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) project.  Her research interests include water quality, karst hydrology, and isotope geochemistry.

MaryLynn joined the USGS and Texas Water Science Center in 2006.

MaryLynn is currently a geochemist with the National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) project, acting as the Principal Aquifer Analyst for the Western U.S. region.  Her research interests continue to address karst hydrology and carbonate aquifer geochemistry, with ongoing contributions to understanding the central Texas Edwards aquifer.  She is also a Research Fellow at the University of Texas Environmental Science Institute where she regularly serves on the committees of graduate students.

Education and Certifications

  • MaryLynn has Masters and PhD degrees in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied with Dr. Jay Banner. 

  • Her graduate research focused on the application of geochemical tracers and environmental isotopes to karst aquifers, paleohydrology, and paleoclimate studies. 

  • After completing her PhD in 2000, she completed postdoctoral work at Harvard University studying paleoclimate and links between science and policy.

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