(* = directly supervised student or postdoc at time of publication)

In review

*Campbell, AE, LK Lautz, GD Hoke. in review. Temporal changes in domestic water well methane overlying the Marcellus Shale in the absence of shale gas development.

*Baker, EA, LK Lautz, JM McKenzie, BG Mark. in revision. Does groundwater sustain dry season streamflow in tropical Andean catchments experiencing glacial retreat?

*Beltran, J., LK Lautz, *JR. Slosson. in review. The impact of stream-groundwater exchange on seasonal nitrate loads in an urban stream. 

*Davis, J., LK Lautz, C Kelleher, PG Vidon, CJ Russoniello, C Pearce. In review. Evaluating the geomorphic channel response to beaver dam analogue installation using unoccupied aerial vehicles.

Pearce, C, PG Vidon, LK Lautz, C Kelleher, *J Davis. in review. Impact of beaver dam analogues on hydrology in a semi-arid floodplain.

Pearce, C, PG Vidon, LK Lautz, C Kelleher, *J Davis. in revision. Impact of beaver dam analogues on stream geomorphology in semi-arid landscapes of the Western USA. 


*Slosson, JR, LK Lautz, *J Beltran. accepted and in press. Chloride load dynamics along channelized and intact reaches in a Northeastern United States urban headwater stream. Environmental Research Letters.


Lautz, LK, SH Ledford, *J Beltran. 2020. Legacy effects of cemeteries on groundwater quality and nitrate loads to a headwater stream. Environmental Research Letters, 15: 125012. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/abc914

*Wade, JS, LK Lautz, C Kelleher, PG Vidon, *J Davis, CR Pearce. 2020. Beaver dam analogues drive heterogeneous groundwater-surface water interactions. Hydrological Processes, 34(26): 5340-5353. doi: 10.1002/hyp.13947

Kruegler, J, J Gomez-Velez, LK Lautz, TE Endreny. 2020. Dynamic evapotranspiration alters hyporheic flow and residence times in the intrameander zone. Water, 12(2): 424. doi: 10.3390/w12020424

*Russoniello, CJ, LK Lautz. 2020. Pay the PIED Piper: Guidelines to visualize large geochemical datasets on Piper Diagrams. Groundwater, 58(3): 464-469. doi: 10.1111/gwat.12953


*Glas, RL, LK Lautz, JM McKenzie, R Moucha, D Chavez, B Mark, J Lane. 2019. Hydrogeology of an alpine talus aquifer: Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Hydrogeology Journal, 27(6):2137–2154. doi:10.1007/s10040-019-01982-5

*Glas, RL, D Burns, LK Lautz. 2019. Historical changes in New York State streamflow: attribution of temporal shifts and spatial patterns from 1961-2016. Journal of Hydrology, 574:308-323. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.04.060

*Baker, EA, LK Lautz, JM McKenzie, C Aubrey-Wake. 2019. Improving the accuracy of time-lapse thermal infrared imaging for hydrologic applications. Journal of Hydrology, 571:60-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.01.053

Lautz, LK. 2019. Predicting natural methane occurrence in domestic groundwater wells in the Marcellus Shale region: A case for empirical modeling approaches (Invited Commentary), Hydrological Processes, 33(6):1022-1028. doi: 10.1002/hyp.13389

Caldwell, SH, C Kelleher, *EA Baker, LK Lautz. 2019. Relative information from thermal infrared imagery via unoccupied aerial vehicle informs simulations and spatially-distributed assessments of stream temperature, Science of the Total Environment, 661:364-374. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.457

Wigmore, O, BG Mark, JM McKenzie, M Baraer, LK Lautz. 2019. Sub-metre mapping of surface soil moisture in proglacial valleys of the tropical Andes using a multispectral unmanned aerial vehicle. Remote Sensing of Environment, 222:104-118. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2018.12.024

Lautz, LK, C Kelleher, PG Vidon, J Coffman, C Riginos, H Copeland. 2019. Restoring stream ecosystem function with beaver dam analogues: Let’s not make the same mistake twice (Invited Commentary), Hydrological Processes, 33(1):174-177. doi: 10.1002/hyp.13333


*Baker, EA, LK Lautz, C Kelleher, JM McKenzie. 2018. The importance of incorporating diurnally fluctuating stream discharge in stream temperature energy balance models. Hydrological Processes, 32(18): 2901-2914. doi: 10.1002/hyp.13226

*Glas, RL, LK Lautz, JM McKenzie, BG Mark, M Baraer, D Chavez, L Maharaj. 2018. Proglacial hydrogeology in the outer tropics: current state of knowledge from the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. WIREs Water, 5(5): e1299. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1299

Briggs, M, Z Johnson, C Snyder, N Hitt, B Kurylyk, LK Lautz, DJ Irvine, S Hurley, Lane, J. 2018. Inferring watershed hydraulics and cold-water habitat persistence using multi-year air and stream temperature signals. Science of the Total Environment, 636: 1117-1127. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.344

Lautz, LK, DH McCay, CT Driscoll, *RL Glas, KM Gutchess, AJ Johnson, and GD Millard. 2018. Preparing graduate students for STEM careers outside academia, Eos, 99. doi: 10.1029/2018EO101599. Published 20 August 2018.

Gutchess, K, L Jin, JLJ Ledesma, J Crossman, C Kelleher, LK Lautz, Z Lu. 2018. Long-term climatic and anthropogenic impact on stream water salinity in New York State: INCA simulations offer cautious optimism. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(3): 1339-1347. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.7b04385

*Chien, NP, LK Lautz. 2018. Discriminant analysis as an improved quantitative method for geochemical fingerprinting of groundwater salinity. Science of the Total Environment, 618: 379-387. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.019

Levy, Z, CT Mills, Z Lu, MB Goldhaber, DO Rosenberry, DM Mushet, LK Lautz, X Zhou, DI Siegel. 2018. Using halogens (Cl, Br, I) to understand the hydrogeochemical evolution of drought-derived saline porewater beneath a prairie wetland. Chemical Geology, 476: 191-207. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.11.017


Mark, BG, A French, J Bury, M Carey, K Young, M Polk, O Wigmore, P Lagos, R Crumley, J McKenzie, LK Lautz. 2017. Glacier loss and hydro‐social risks in the Peruvian Andes. Global and Planetary Change, 159: 61-76. doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.10.003

*Ledford, SH, LK Lautz, PG Vidon, JC Stella. 2017. Impact of seasonal changes in stream metabolism on nitrate concentrations in an urban stream. Biogeochemistry, 133(3): 317-331. doi: 10.1007/s10533-017-0336-7

*Glose, AM, LK Lautz, *EA Baker. 2017. Stream heat budget modeling with HFLUX: model development, verification, and applications across contrasting sites and seasons. Environmental Modeling & Software, 92: 213-228. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.02.021 (click here for HFLUX model download)

Irvine, DJ, MA Briggs, LK Lautz, RP Gordon, JM McKenzie, I Cartwright. 2017. Using diurnal temperature signals to infer vertical groundwater-surface water exchange. Groundwater, 55(1): 10-26. doi: 10.1111/gwat.12459

*Irvine, DJ, MA Briggs, I Cartwright, CR Scruggs, LK Lautz. 2017. Improved vertical streambed flux estimation using multiple diurnal temperature methods in series. Groundwater, 55(1): 73-80. doi: 10.1111/gwat.12436


Somers, L, *RP Gordon, JM McKenzie, LK Lautz, O Wigmore, *AM Glose, *R Glas, C Aubry-Wake, BG Mark, M Baraer, T Condom. 2016. Quantifying groundwater-surface water interactions in a proglacial valley, Cordillera Blana, Peru. Hydrological Processes, 30(17): 2915-2929. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10912

Gutchess, K, L Jin, LK Lautz, SB Shaw, X Zhou, Z Lu. 2016. Road salt retention in urban and rural headwater catchments, central New York. Science of the Total Environment, 565:462-472. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.04.181

*Ledford, SH, LK Lautz, JC Stella. 2016. Hydrogeologic processes impacting storage, fate, and transport of chloride from road salt in urban riparian aquifers. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(10):4979–4988. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b00402

*Christian, K, LK Lautz, GD Hoke, DI Siegel, Z Lu, J Kessler. 2016. Methane occurrence is associated with sodium-rich valley waters in domestic wells overlying the Marcellus Shale in New York State. Water Resources Research, 52(1):206-226. doi: 10.1002/2015WR017805

Birkel, C, C Soulsby, *DJ Irvine, I Malcolm, LK Lautz, D Tetzlaff. 2016. Heat-based hyporheic flux calculations in heterogeneous salmon spawning gravels. Aquatic Sciences, 78(2):203-213. doi: 10.1007/s00027-015-0417-4


Aubry-Wake, C, M Baraer, JM McKenzie, BG Mark, O Wigmore, R Hellstrom, LK Lautz, L Somers. 2015. Measuring glacier surface temperatures with ground-based thermal infrared imaging. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(20):8489-8497. doi:10.1002/2015GL065321

*Irvine, DJ, LK Lautz, MA Briggs, *RP Gordon, JM McKenzie. 2015. Experimental evaluation of the applicability of phase, amplitude, and combined methods to determine water flux and thermal diffusivity from temperature time series using VFLUX 2. Journal of Hydrology, 531(3):728-737. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.10.054

Smidt, S, J Cullin, A Ward, J Robinson, *M Zimmer, L Lautz, T Endreny. 2015. A comparison of hyporheic transport at a stream restoration structure and natural feature. Ground Water, 53(6):859-871. doi:10.1111/gwat.12288.

Lu, Z, S Hummel, LK Lautz, GD Hoke, X Zhou, J Leone, DI Siegel. 2015. Iodine as a sensitive tracer for detecting influence of organic-rich shale in shallow groundwater. Applied Geochemistry, 60: 29-36. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2014.10.019

*Irvine, DJ, LK Lautz. 2015. High resolution mapping of hyporheic fluxes using streambed temperatures: Recommendations and limitations. Journal of Hydrology, 524:137-146. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.02.030

*Gordon, RP, LK Lautz, JM McKenzie, BG Mark, D Chavez, M Baraer. 2015. Sources and pathways of stream generation in tropical proglacial valleys of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Journal of Hydrology, 522:628-644. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.01.013

*Irvine, DJ, R Cranswick, CT Simmons, M Shanafield, LK Lautz. 2015. The effect of streambed heterogeneity on temperature time series methods to quantify groundwater-surface water exchange. Water Resources Research, 51(1):198-212. doi:10.1002/2014WR015769

*Zimmer, MA, LK Lautz. 2015. Pre- and post-restoration assessment of stream-ground water interactions: impacts on hydrological and chemical heterogeneity in the hyporheic zone. Freshwater Science, 34(1):287-300. doi: 10.1086/679514.

*Ledford, SH, LK Lautz. 2015. Floodplain connection buffers seasonal changes in urban stream water quality. Hydrological Processes, 29(6):1002-1016. doi:10.1002/hyp.10210


Briggs, MA, LK Lautz, SF Buckley, JW Lane. 2014. Practical limitations on the use of vertical temperature profiles to quantify groundwater upwelling. Journal of Hydrology, 519 Part B:1739–1751. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.030.

Lautz, LK, GD Hoke, Z Lu, DI Siegel, *K Christian, J Kessler, NG Teale. 2014. Using discriminant analysis to determine sources of salinity in shallow groundwater prior to hydraulic fracturing. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(16):9061–9069. doi: 10.1021/es502244v.

*Briggs, MA, LK Lautz, **DK Hare. 2014. Residence time control on hot moments of net nitrate production and uptake in the hyporheic zone. Hydrological Processes, 28(11):3741-3751. doi:10.1002/hyp.9921

*Zimmer, MA, LK Lautz. 2014. Temporal and spatial response of hyporheic zone geochemistry to a storm event. Hydrological Processes, 28(4):2324-2337. doi:10.1002/hyp.9778


*Daniluk, TL, LK Lautz, *RP Gordon, TA Endreny. 2013. Surface water-groundwater interaction at restored streams and associated reference reaches. Hydrological Processes, 27(25):3730-3746. doi:10.1002/hyp.9501.

*Gordon, RP, LK Lautz, *TL Daniluk. 2013. Spatial patterns of hyporheic exchange and biogeochemical cycling around cross-vane restoration structures: implications for stream restoration design. Water Resources Research, 49(3). doi:10.1002/wrcr.20185.

*Briggs, MA, LK Lautz, **DK Hare, R González-Pinzón. 2013. Relating hyporheic fluxes, residence times, and redox-sensitive biogeochemical processes upstream of beaver dams. Freshwater Science, 32(2):622-641. doi: 10.1899/12-110.1

*Kurian, LM, LK Lautz, MJ Mitchell. 2013. Winter hydrology and NO3– export from a forested watershed: a detailed field study in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, USA. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 49(2):264-283. doi: 10.1111/jawr.12012


Jin, L, DI Siegel, LK Lautz, Z Lu. 2012. Identifying streamflow sources during spring snowmelt using water chemistry and isotopic composition in semi-arid mountain streams. Journal of Hydrology, 470-471:289-301, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.09.009

Lautz, LK, *RE Ribaudo. 2012. Scaling up point-in-space heat tracing of seepage flux using bed temperatures as a quantitative proxy. Hydrogeology Journal, 20(7):1223.1238, doi: 10.1007/s10040-012-0870-2

Lautz, LK. 2012. Observing temporal patterns of vertical flux through streambed sediments using time-series analysis of temperature records. Journal of Hydrology, 464-465:199-215, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.07.006.

*Briggs, MA, LK Lautz, JM McKenzie, *RP Gordon, **D Hare. 2012. Using high-resolution distributed temperature sensing to quantify spatial and temporal variability in vertical hyporheic flux, Water Resources Research, 48, W02527, doi:10.1029/2011WR011227.

*Briggs, MA, LK Lautz, JM McKenzie. 2012. A comparison of fiber-optic Distributed Temperature Sensing to traditional methods of evaluating groundwater inflow to streams. Hydrological Processes, 26(9):1277-1290, doi: 10.1002/hyp.8200.

*Gordon, RP, LK Lautz, *MA Briggs, JM McKenzie. 2012. Automated calculation of vertical pore-water flux from field temperature time series using the VFLUX method and computer program. Journal of Hydrology, 420-421:142-158. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.11.053


Fabian, MW, TA Endreny, A Bottacin-Busolin, LK Lautz. 2011. Seasonal variation in cascade driven hyporheic exchange, northern Honduras. Hydrological Processes, 25(10):1630-1646. doi:10.1002/hyp.7924

Endreny, TA, LK Lautz, DI Siegel. 2011. Hyporheic flow path response to hydraulic jumps at river steps: hydrostatic model simulations. Water Resources Research, 47, W02518, doi:10.1029/2010WR010014.

Endreny, TA, LK Lautz, DI Siegel. 2011. Hyporheic flow path response to hydraulic jumps at river steps: flume and hydrodynamic models. Water Resources Research, 47, W02517, doi:10.1029/2009WR008631.


*Hubbard, KA, LK Lautz, MJ Mitchell, B Mayer, ER Hotchkiss. 2010. Evaluating nitrate uptake and spiraling in a Rocky Mountain stream using labeled 15N and ambient nitrate chemistry. Hydrological Processes, 24(23):3322-3336. doi: 10.1002/hyp.7764

Lautz, LK, NT Kranes, DI Siegel. 2010. Heat tracing of heterogeneous hyporheic exchange adjacent to in-stream geomorphic features. Hydrological Processes, 24(21):3074-3086. doi: 10.1002/hyp.7723

Jin, L, DI Siegel, LK Lautz, MJ Mitchell, DE Dahm, and B Mayer. 2010. Calcite precipitation driven by the common ion effect during groundwater-surface water mixing: a potentially common process in streams with geologic settings containing gypsum. The Geologic Society of America Bulletin, 122(7-8):1027-1038, DOI: 10.1130/B30011.1

Lautz, LK. 2010. Impacts of non-ideal field conditions on vertical water velocity estimates from streambed temperature time series. Water Resources Research, 46, W01509, doi:10.1029/2009WR007917.


Bauer, RL, DI Siegel, EA Sandvol, LK Lautz. 2009. Integrating hydrology and geophysics into a traditional geology field course: The use of advanced project options. In Field Geology Education: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches, Geological Society of America Special Papers 2009, 461, p. 135-154, doi:10.1130/2009.2461(12).

Jin, L, DI Siegel, LK Lautz and MH Otz. 2009. Transient storage and the scaling of solute transport in a second order mountain stream. Hydrological Processes, 23(17):2438-2449, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7359.


Lautz, LK, *RM Fanelli. 2008. Seasonal biogeochemical hotspots in the streambed around restoration structures. Biogeochemistry, 91(1): 85-104. doi: 10.1007/s10533-008-9235-2

*Fanelli, RM, LK Lautz. 2008. Patterns of Water, Heat, and Solute Flux through Streambeds around Small Dams. Ground Water, 46(5): 671-687. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2008.00461.x

Lautz, LK. 2008. Estimating groundwater evapotranspiration rates using diurnal water table fluctuations in a semi-arid riparian zone. Hydrogeology Journal, 16(3): 483-497. doi: 10.1007/s10040-007-0239-0


Lautz, LK, DI Siegel, RL Bauer. 2007. Dye tracing through Sinks Canyon: incorporating advanced hydrogeology into the University of Missouri’s geology field camp. Journal of Geoscience Education, 55(3): 197-202.

Lautz, LK, DI Siegel. 2007. The effect of transient storage on nitrate uptake lengths in streams: an inter-site comparison. Hydrological Processes, 21(26): 3533-3548. doi: 10.1002/hyp.6569

2006 or earlier

Lautz, LK, DI Siegel. 2006. Modeling Surface and Ground Water Mixing in the Hyporheic Zone Using MODFLOW and MT3D. Advances in Water Resources, 29: 1618-1633. doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2005.12.003

Lautz, LK, DI Siegel, RL Bauer. 2006. Impact of Debris Dams on Hyporheic Interaction Along a Semi-arid Stream. Hydrological Processes, 20(1):183-196. doi: 10.1002/hyp.5910

Heberlig, LK, I Valiela, BJ Roberts, and LA Soucy. 1997. Field Verification of Predictions of the Waquoit Bay Nitrogen Loading Model. Biological Bulletin, 193: 294-295.

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Laura K. Lautz, Program Director, Hydrologic Sciences
National Science Foundation
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