Rich Sheibley



My research focuses on aquatic ecology and nutrient dynamics in lakes, rivers and streams and includes: surface water quality, nutrient cycling, stream ecology, urban stream functioning, groundwater-surface water interactions, modeling transient storage and solute transport in streams, use of temperature to study groundwater-surface water exchange, and hyporheic zone processes.   


University of California, Davis. Ph.D., Chemical Engineering with a focus on environmental modeling.  June 2001.  Dissertation: Nitrogen transformation kinetics in the hyporheic zone.

University of Pennsylvania. Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering with a minor in Environmental Engineering.  May 1995.


U.S. Geological Survey Washington Water Science Center, Tacoma, WA

Research Hydrologist October 2009 – Present

Hydrologist January 2008 – October 2009

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