|Dr. Dorina Murgulet|
|Associate Professor of Geology|
|Ph.D.||2009, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, (Hydrogeology)|
|M.S.||2007, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (Hydrogeology)|
|M.Sc.||2002, Al. I. Cuza University, Romania (Geochemistry of Natural Resources)|
|B.Sc.||2000, AL. I. Cuza, Romania, (Technical Geology)|
My research group is currently working on understanding: a) groundwater contributions to water quality and habitat degradation in coastal embayments; b) groundwater discharge zones and surface water salinity variations in response to seasonal fluctuation of hydraulic gradients; c) the role of groundwater nutrients in system-wide nutrient budgets; and d) evaluate hypoxia and phytoplankton (red & brown tide) trends in relation to groundwater flow and nutrient discharge.