Barry Hibbs - Professor of Hydrogeology

Barry Hibbs sampling water well with colleagues in Ciudad Juarez
College of Natural & Social Sciences
Department of Geosciences and Environment
Office Location: ASCL 161
Phone: 323-343-2414 Email: bhibbs@calstatela.edu

INTRODUCTION

One of the primary disciplines in the geological sciences is hydrogeology. This field is concerned with the occurrence, movement, availability, and chemical quality of groundwater resources. Our teaching and research programs at California State University, Los Angeles provide students with basic and advanced hydrogeologic tools, as well as a working knowledge of the fundamental principals and theory of hydrogeology.


TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Basic and Advanced Hydrogeology
  • Vadose Zone Hydrology
  • Watershed Analysis
  • Hydrochemistry and Isotope Hydrology
  • Field Methods in Hydrology

RESEARCH

My present research interests include numerical flow and solute transport modeling, chemistry of dilute and saline waters, isotope and contaminant hydrology, stream/aquifer interactions, and watershed and wetlands hydrology.  Field research areas include arid basins in the southwestern US and Mexico, urban and surrounding landscapes in southern California, and coastal wetlands and watersheds along the Pacific Coast.   

LATEST PUBLICATIONS (Students in Bold Face)

PublicationDate

Hibbs, B.J., Harrison, M., and Merino, M, Issues of stream-aquifer interactions in grout lined channels in urban watersheds: Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, v. 159, p. 128-143.

2016

Hibbs, B.J., Groundwater in urban areas: Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, v. 159, p. 1-6.  

2016

Eastoe, C., Granados, A., and Hibbs, B., Tracers of groundwater mixing in the Hueco Bolson Aquifer, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: Environmental and Engineering Geoscience Journal, v. 22, no. 3, p. 195-207.  

2016

Harrison, M., and Hibbs, B., Analysis of elevated concentrations in trace elements and nutrients in urban watershed: in Sorial, G., ed., Environmental Science and Technology, American Sciences Press, Houston, TX, p. 932-939.  

2016

Hibbs, B., Darling, B., and Merino, M., Reanalysis of anecdotal models of recharge in Southwestern Alluvial Basins: in Loucks, E., ed., Floods, Droughts, and Ecosystems, Managing our Resources Despite Growing Demands and Diminishing Funds: American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA. p. 613-624.

2015

Hibbs, B., Kuepper,K., and Bodi, A., Geologic versus anthropogenic inputs of phosphorous in Upper Malibu Creek and adjacent watersheds, Southern California: in Loucks, E., ed., Floods, Droughts, and Ecosystems, Managing our Resources Despite Growing Demands and Diminishing Funds: American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA. p. 2568-2578.

2015

Hibbs, B., Eastoe, C., Hawley, J., and Granados, A., Multiyear study of the binational Hueco Bolson aquifer reformulates key conceptual models of groundwater flow: Proceedings of 2015 Joint Conference of Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR), and The National Institute for Water Research (NIWR), p. 81-86.

2015

Hibbs, B., Lee, M., Harrison, M., Demeter,G., and Wong,Y., Predominantly grout lined channels accommodate studies of stream-aquifer interactions in urban watersheds: Proceedings of 2015 Joint Conference of Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR), and The National Institute for Water Research (NIWR), p. 93-97.

2015

Demeter, G., and, Hibbs, B., Regional geologic influence on the hydrogeochemistry of Santa Monica Mountains Watershed: Proceedings of 2015 Joint Conference of Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR), and The National Institute for Water Research (NIWR), p. 115-119. 

2015

Harrison, M., and Hibbs, B.,  Isotopic and hydrochemical identification of source waters and pollutants in Malibu Creek Watershed, CA: Proceedings of 2015 Joint Conference of Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR), and The National Institute for Water Research (NIWR), p. 123-128.  

2015

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

B.S. Geology, 1985  magna cum laude

  • Arizona State University

M.S. Hydrogeology, 1989

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Ph.D. Hydrogeology, 1993

  • University of Texas at Austin

HONORS AND ACADEMIC SERVICES

2016  Invited Keynote Speaker at 8th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, American Academy of Sciences

2016  Guest Editor of Theme Issue of Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education (Groundwater in Urban Areas Theme Issue)

2015  Phi Kappa Phi, National Collegiate Academic Honor Society, California State University LA         

2014  Outstanding Professor Award, California State University LA 

2012  Elected Fellow, Geological Society of America 

2011  Co-Guest Editor of Theme Issue of Environmental and Engineering Geoscience Journal (Urban Hydrogeology Theme Issue, with John M. Sharp Jr. as Co-Guest Editor)

2008  Guest Editor of Theme Issue of Ground Water Journal (Arid Zone Hydrogeology Theme Issue)

2007  Conference Poster Award, 3rd International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, American Academy of Science (with Graduate Student Rachel Andrus as lead author)

2002  Early Tenure Awarded Based on Record of Teaching and Research, CSULA