Last update: 2007-05-22 18:18:43

Donald O. Rosenberry

U.S. Geological Survey
Water Resources Division
MS 413, Bldg. 53, DFC
Lakewood, CO 80225
Telephone: (303) 236-4990

M.S., University of Minnesota, Geology / Hydrogeology, Minor: Civil Engineering, 1985;
B.S., Bemidji State University, Geology and Geography, 1981.

Professional Positions:
  • National Research Program, U.S.G.S., WRD (1985-present);
  • Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (IRI), (1991- present);
  • Coordinator of National Research Program portion of the Amphibians Research and Monitoring Initiative, (1999-2003);
  • Instructor at University of Minnesota Hydrogeology Field Camp, (1995-present);
  • Director, Colorado Lake and Reservoir Management Assoc., (1996-1999);
  • Site manager at long-term research site of the Hydrology of Lakes Project, U.S.G.S., WRD (1982-1985);
  • Hydrocarbon well analyst, Continental Laboratories (1981-1982).

  • Research Interests and Activities:
    Hydrology and hydrogeology of lakes, rivers and wetlands, with special focus on measurement of evaporation, temporal and spatial variability of groundwater fluxes and new techniques for determining groundwater fluxes.

    Selected Publications:

    Rosenberry, D.O., 2005, Integrating seepage heterogeneity with the use of ganged seepage meters: Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, vol. 3, p. 131-142.

    Rosenberry, D.O., Stannard, D.I., Winter, T.C., and Martinez, M.L., 2004, Comparison of 13 equations for determining evapotranspiration from a prairie wetland, Cottonwood Lake area, North Dakota, USA, Wetlands, vol. 24, no. 3, p. 483-497.

    Rosenberry, D.O, and Morin, R.H., 2004, Use of an electromagnetic seepage meter to investigate temporal variability in lake seepage: Ground Water, vol. 42, no. 1, p. 68-77.

    Glaser, P.H, Chanton, J.P., Morin, P., Rosenberry, D.O., Siegel, D.I., Ruud, O., Chasar, L.I., and Reeve, A.S., 2004, Surface deformations as indicators of deep ebullition fluxes in a large northern peatland: Global Biogeochemical Cycles, vol. 18, doi:10.1029/2003GB002069.

    Winter, T.C., Buso, D.C., Rosenberry, D.O., Likens, G.E., Sturrock, A.M. Jr., Mau, D.P., 2003, Evaporation determined by the energy budget method for Mirror Lake, New Hampshire: Limnology and Oceanography, vol. 48, no. 3, p. 995-1009.

    Rosenberry, D.O., Glaser, P.H., Siegel, D.I., and Weeks, E.P., 2003, Use of hydraulic head to estimate volumetric gas content and ebullition flux in northern peatlands: Water Resources Research, vol. 39, no. 3, 1066, doi:10.1029/2002WR001377.

    Dean, W.E., Neff, B.P., Rosenberry, D.O., Winter, T.C., and Parkhurst, R.S., 2003, The significance of ground water to the accumulation of iron and manganese in the sediments of two hydrologically distinct lakes in North-Central Minnesota: A geological perspective: Ground Water, v. 41, n. 7, p. 951-963.

    Hayashi, M. and Rosenberry, D.O., 2002, Effects of groundwater exchange on the hydrology and ecology of surface waters: Ground Water, v. 40, no. 3, p. 309-316.

    Filby, S.K., Locke, S.M., Person, M.A., Winter, T.C., Rosenberry, D.O., Nieber, J.L., Gutowski, W.J., and Ito, E., 2002, Mid-Holocene hydrologic model of the Shingobee watershed, Minnesota: Quaternary Research, vol. 58, p. 246-254.

    Winter, T.C., Rosenberry, D.O., Buso, D.C., and Merk, D.A., 2001, Water source to four U.S. wetlands: implications for wetland management: Wetlands, v. 21, no. 4, p. 462-473.

    Siegel, D.I., Chanton, J.P., Glaser, P.H., Chasar, L.S. and Rosenberry, D.O., 2001, Estimating methane production rates in bogs and landfills by deuterium enrichment of pore water: Global Biogeochemical Cycles, v. 15, no. 4, p. 967-976.

    Winter, T.C., Mallory, S.E., Allen, T.R., and Rosenberry, D.O., 2000, The use of principal- component analysis for interpreting ground-water hydrographs: Ground Water, v. 38, no. 2, p. 234- 246.

    Rosenberry, D.O., Striegl, R.G., and Hudson, D.C., 2000, Plants as indicators of focused ground water discharge to a northern Minnesota lake: Ground Water, v. 38, no. 2, p. 296-303.

    Rosenberry, D.O., 2000, Unsaturated zone wedge beneath a large, natural lake: Water Resources Research, vol. 36, no. 12, p. 3401-3409.

    Rosenberry, D.O., Bukaveckas, P.A., Buso, D.C., Likens, G.E., Shapiro, A.M., and Winter, T.C., 1999, Migration of road salt to a small New Hampshire lake: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, v. 109, p. 179-206.

    Rosenberry, D.O. and Winter, T.C., 1997, Dynamics of water-table fluctuations in an upland between two prairie-pothole wetlands in North Dakota: Journal of Hydrology, vol. 191, p. 266-289.

    LaBaugh, J.W., Winter, T.C., Swanson, G.A., Rosenberry, D.O., Nelson, R.D., and Euliss, N.H., Jr., 1996, Changes in atmospheric circulation patterns affect mid- continent wetlands sensitive to climate: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 41, no 5, p. 864-870.

    Winter, T.C. and Rosenberry, D.O., 1995, The interaction of ground water with prairie pothole wetlands in the Cottonwood Lake area, east- central North Dakota, 1979-1990: Wetlands, v. 15, no. 3, p. 193-211.

    McConnaughey, T.A., LaBaugh. J.W., Reddy, M.M., Schuster, P.F., Rosenberry, D.O., Striegl, R.G. and Carter, V., 1994, Carbon budget for a groundwater-fed lake: calcification supports summertime photosynthesis: Limnology and Oceanography, vol. 39, no. 6, p. 1319-1332.

    Rosenberry, D.O. and Winter, T.C., 1993, The significance of fracture flow to the water balance of a lake in fractured crystalline rock terrain, Proceedings: XXIVth Congress International Association of Hydrogeologists -- Hydrogeology of Hard Rocks, June 28-July 2, 1993, Ã…s, Norway, Geological Survey of Norway, Trondheim, p. 967-977.

    Title at Hubbard Brook:
    Principal Investigator