Congratulations to Dr. Michael Gooseff, newly named 2017 Geologic Society of America Fellow. GSA Fellows are recognized for their distinguished contributions to the geosciences through publications, applied research, teaching, administration of geological programs, contributing to the public awareness of geology, leadership of professional organizations, and taking on editorial, bibliographica, and library responsibilities. His nominator and current GSA Fellow, Judson William Harvey, said Gooseff "is cited for pioneering critical new areas of hydrogeology in the field of groundwater-surface water interactions and watershed-river water connectivity at all latitudes, and particularly in Polar regions, making important new advancements possible in the fields of geochemical weathering and aquatic ecology."
His overall research interests include stream-groundwater interactions, contaminant transport and fate, polar earth system responses to climate change, ecosystem processes in polar landscapes, aquatic biogeochemical cycling, and water quality modeling. In addition to chairing the CWEST Education Committee, Dr. Gooseff is Co-Director of the Graduate Hydrologic Science Program, Lead PI of MCM LTER, and an Associate professor of INSTAAR and CEAE. After receiving his PhD from CU Boulder in 2001, he returned to campus in late 2015 and made immediate impact in leading and inspiring future geoscientists.