CAROL A. THOMPSON

Tarleton State University
Box T-0390
Stephenville, Texas 76402
254-968-9739
cthompson@tarleton.edu


Professional Employment and Experience:
Department Head, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Science; Tarleton State University, 9/04-12/09
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Science; Tarleton State University, 9/98-Present
Research Hydrogeologist, Geological Survey Bureau, 1981 - 8/98
Adjunct Professor, Department of Geology, University of Iowa 1994-2000
Geologic Consultant, wetlands, hydrochemistry, geomorphology

Other Professional Activities:
City of Stephenville Water Conservation Committee (04-present)
Geological Society of America TSU student representative
Udall Scholarship TSU representative
Technical advisory committee, Iowa City Planning and Zoning (92-98)
Member working group on private water well construction rules (94-97)
Member advisory panel, State Wetlands Working Group (95-97)
Member of EPA Technical Working Group on fens (94-96)
Member of Walnut Creek Technical advisory committee (93-98)
Technical advisor for Leopold Center on grant program for DeSoto NWR
Former certified well contractor, State of Iowa

Education:
Ph.D. Geology 1993 University of Iowa,
   Diss: Hydrogeology of Iowa Fens   Advisor: Dr. Lon Drake
M.S. Geology 1984 University of Illinois, Chicago
    Thesis title: Experimental Determination of Phase Relations in the System Magnetite-Apatite
B.S. Geology 1978 University of Illinois, Chicago

Professional Affiliations:
Society of Wetland Scientists
    South-Central Chapter Board 03-06
    Steering committee for the Society of Wetland Scientists' National meeting in New Orleans in 2003
    Publicity chairperson and webmaster for the Society of Wetland Scientists' National meeting in New Orleans in 2003
American Water Resources Association
American Geological Institute
National Groundwater Association
Geological Society of America
Soil and Water Conservation Society
Sigma Xi, TSU chapter
Texas Academy of Science
    Section Chair, 2004-2005
Iowa Academy of Science
    Parish Farm Committee 1990-1994, Chair 1992-1994
    Director, 1995-1997
Geological Society of Iowa
    President, 1995
Iowa Natural History Association
    Vice-President 1995-1996
Reviewer for Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA), Wetlands

Educational Committees
Faculty Senate, 99-02
    Senate secretary, webmaster 00-02
    College representative for Senate subcommittee on faculty salaries, 03-04
Graduate Council 2000- present
Health and Environmental Safety, Chair 00-04
Facility Construction and Improvement 00-04
Research Advisory Committee for COST 01-04, Chair 01-03
COST Curriculum Committee 03-05


Courses taught:

TSU  Courses
GEOL 105 Physical Geology lecture and lab
GEOL 105 Physical Geology Honors lab
GEOL 310 Geomorphology lecture and lab
GEOL 320 Hydrogeology lecture and lab
ENVS 510 Environmental Geology

ENVS 520 Issues in Water Resources
ENVS 529 Applications of GIS
ENVS 590 Wetlands
ENVS 561 Environmental Site Assessment

ES220 Introductory GIS
E S 3053 Environmental Science
E S 4133 Environmental Techniques lecture and lab
E S 4843 Internship

Other courses taught:
Hydrology
Water Quality Analysis
Contaminant Hydrogeology
Field Methods in Hydrogeology

Graduate students
Melina Lopez (MS, Tarleton State University)- Metals in Sea Turtle Eggs
Will Hatler (MS, Tarleton State University)- Water Salvage from Salt Cedar Control
Mahendra Dia (MS, Tarleton State University) - Metals in Erath Soils by Roadsides
Teresa Sykes (MS, Tarleton State University) Reconstruction of historical trophic gradients from diatoms
Jeff Back (MS, Tarleton State University 6/02) Influence of water quality and flow regime on aquatic insect diversity in the North Bosque River.
Lori Goetsch, (PhD, University of Iowa 12/00) An evaluation of wetlands for wastewater treatment, Iowa City, Iowa.
William Crump (MS, Tarleton State University 6/00) Stormwater pollutant loadings, Stephenville, Texas.
Claudia Sartini, (MS, University of Iowa, 12/98) Phosphorus removal in riparian wetland used for wastewater treatment
Amy Matzen, (MS, University of Wisconsin, 6/97) Analysis of water quality data in the Silurian aquifer
Mary Clare Jones, (MS, University of Iowa, 6/97) Hydrogeology of wetlands at Camp Dodge
Marc Morton, (MS, University of Iowa, 6/90) Evaluation of seismic refraction profiling of alluvial aquifers, Johnson County, Iowa
Lisa Wehmeyer, (MS, University of Iowa, 6/89) Denitrification and nitrate movement in the shallow alluvial aquifer of the West Des Moines River, Palo Alto, County

Principal or Co-Investigator on following grants and projects:
Metals in the Environment, 05-06, Thompson, C. 2003, TSU Organized Research Grant, $8020

Headwaters Study: Monitoring to Support North Bosque River TMDL Modeling Refinements, sub-contract through TIAER, $25,000

Reconstructing Reservoir Trophic Status using Paleolimnological and Geochemical analyses of Sediment Cores. Kiesling, R.L. and Thompson, C.A., 2003, U.S. EPA, FY 03-05, $189,700

Hydrogeomorphic analysis of wetlands and springs at Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area, Anderson County, Texas, 02-04, Thompson, C. 2003, TSU Organized Research Grant, $11,465

Acquisition of an Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer (ICP-AES), NSF Equipment grant, Thompson, C. Weindorf, D. and Schultz, L 03-06, $107,701

Development of Bioassessment Metrics for ephemeral streams in North-Central Texas, Hudson, P., Thompson, C., and Back, J. 03-04, partially funded trough TIAER

Development of a Rapid Bioassessment Protocol for the North Bosque River, 00-02. Back, J. and Thompson, C., 00-02, partially funded trough TIAER

Enhancement of Environmental Science Education, US EPA, FY01-02, $9666.66

Stormwater quality in Stephenville, Texas, Crump, 99-00, W. and Thompson, C., with support from TIAER

A study of the effect of PL-566 reservoirs on water quantity and quality in the Erath County area, TSU Organized Research Grant 99-01 $14,520

South and Middle Bosque 319 Assessment project , sub contract through Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research.

Source Water Protection, IDNR-US EPA, SFY97-SFY02
Wellhead State Plan, IDNR-U.S. EPA, FY 96-FY98.
Wellhead Protection Information Package, US EPA, FY95-96.
Camp Dodge Wetland Hydrology and Water Quality Study. Iowa National Guard Legacy Grant, FY95-FY98.
Walnut Creek Watershed Restoration and Water-Quality Monitoring Project: Walnut Creek NWR, Jasper County, Iowa. EPA 319 grant, FY95-FY98.
Radiocarbon Dating of Iowa Fens. Mapping and dating of twenty Iowa fens. Iowa Preserves Advisory Board Grant, FY90-93.
Quality and Hydrology of Fens. A study of water quality at twenty fens in Iowa. EPA Grant FY88-FY91
SW Iowa Alluvial Study. A one year monitoring of nitrate and pesticides in the Nishnabotna Alluvial System, IDNR-UHL Coop Project, FY87-FY88.
SW Iowa Groundwater Appraisal. A determination of the availability, quantity, and quality of groundwater from the alluvial, buried channel, and Dakota aquifers in SW Iowa. USGS-IDNR cooperative project FY85-FY88.
Iowa Alluvial Aquifers Study Phase III. A hydrologic and water quality evaluation of the alluvial aquifers of the Ocheyedan, Raccoon, and Little Sioux rivers in northwest Iowa. EPA Grant, FY84-FY87.
Alluvial Aquifers Evaluation Program, Phase I and II: Upper Des Moines River Alluvial Aquifer, EPA Grant, FY84-FY85.
Preliminary Hydrogeologic Study of the Miller Wetlands Area, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, US Steel and NPS, 1980-1981.

Publications:
Thompson, C.A. and McFarland, A., 2010, "Affects of Surface and Groundwater Interactions on Phosphorus Transport within Streambank Sediments" Journal of Environmental Quality, 39:548-547.

Dia, M., D.C. Weindorf, C. Thompson, H. Cummings, T. Rusu, and H. Cacovean. 2009. "Spatial distribution of heavy metals in the soils of Erath County, Texas." Studia Geographia. 54(2):99-114.

A. Somenahally, D.C. Weindorf, L. Darilek, J.P. Muir, R. Wittie, C. Thompson, and C.L.S. Morgan. 2009. "Spatial variability of soil test phosphorus in manure-amended soils on three dairy farms in north central Texas". Journal of Soil and Water Conservation v.64: 89-97.

Thompson, C.A. and McFarland, A., 2006, Headwaters Study to Evaluate Groundwater Interactions. Final report to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, TIAER 582-6-70859-04, 74 p.

Thompson, C.A., Carpenter, Q.A., Amon, J., and Miner, J. 2002, Temperate zone fens of the glaciated Midwestern USA. Wetlands, v 22:301-317.

Easterling, N., Jones, T.L. and Thompson, C. 2001. Assessment of the Middle and South Bosque River Watersheds. Final report to the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, TIAER PR0101, 74 p.

Rowden, R.D., Thompson, C.A. and Jones, M.C., 2001, Water Level Monitoring of an Existing Wetland and A Restored Wetland at Camp Dodge 1996-1999. Geological Survey Bureau Technical Information Series 43, 167 p.

Nealson, E.A, Thompson, C.A, and VanDorpe, P.E, 2001, Guide to Conducting a Wellhead Contaminant Source Inventory, IDNR Special Report Series 3, 87 p.

Schilling, K.E. and C.A. Thompson, 2000. Walnut Creek, Iowa Watershed Monitoring Project: Monitoring Water Quality in Response to Prairie Restoration." Journal of the American Water Resources Association, V. 35, p.1101-1114.

Schilling, K.E. and Thompson, C.A, 1999, Walnut Creek Nonpoint Source Monitoring Project, Jasper County, Iowa: Water Years 1995-1997, Geological Survey Bureau Technical Information Series 39, 167 p.

Thompson, C.A, Nealson, E.A. and Anderson, M.K., 1999, Iowa Wellhead Protection Plan, IDNR, 221 p.

Thompson, C.A. and Bettis, E.A., III, 1994, Development and Evolution of Iowa Fens. Journal of Iowa Academy of Science, v.10, p.73-77.
Thompson, C.A., 1993, Wetlands: Their Geological Connection. Iowa Geology 1993.
Thompson, C.A., 1992, Peat Production and Protection in Iowa: Iowa Geology 1992, p. 20-21.
Buske, M., Root, T., Guge, G., Gage, G., and Thompson, C., 1992, DeSoto NWR demonstration and education project, Iowa Academy of Science Program Abstracts, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, p. 63.
Thompson, C.A., Bettis, E.A., III, and Baker, R.G., 1992, Geology of Iowa Fens: Journal of Iowa Academy of Science, v. 99, p. 53-59.
Hansen, R.E., Thompson, C.A., and VanDorpe, P.E., 1992, Availability and Quality of Water from the Alluvial, Glacial-Drift, and Dakota Aquifers and Water Use in Southwest Iowa, U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Investigations Report 91-4156, 187 p.
Thompson, C.A., Prior, J.C., and Quade, D., 1991, Quaternary Landforms and Hydrogeology of Fens in Clay and Dickinson Counties, Geological Society of Iowa Guidebook 54, 35 p.
Thompson, C.A., 1990, Iowa's Peatlands, Iowa Geology, no. 15, p. 18-21.
Thompson, C.A., 1990, Hydrogeology and Water Quality of Twenty Iowa Fens, A report to U.S. EPA.
Thompson, C.A., 1990, Nitrate and Pesticide Distribution in the West Fork Des Moines River Alluvial Aquifer, Geological Survey Bureau Technical Information Series 18, 43 p.
Thompson, C.A. and Van Dorpe, P.E., 1988, Water Quality Monitoring of the Nishnabotna River Alluvial System, Geological Survey Bureau Open-File Report 88-1, 60 p.
Thompson, C.A., 1988, Groundwater Resources of Grundy County, Geological Survey Bureau Groundwater Report GWR-38, 35 p.
Thompson, C.A., 1988, Groundwater Resources of Hardin County, Geological Survey Bureau Groundwater Report GWR-42, 37 p.
Thompson, C.A., 1987, Alluvial Aquifers: Northwest Iowa Summary, Iowa Geology, no. 12, p. 20.
Thompson, C.A., 1987, Water Resources of the Rock Alluvial Aquifer, Geological Survey Bureau Open File Report 87-1, 109 p.
Thompson, C.A., 1986, Water Resources of the Ocheyedan - Little Sioux Alluvial Aquifer, Geological Survey Bureau Open File Report 86-3, 117 p.
Thompson, C.A., 1986, Water Resources of the Ocheyedan - Little Sioux Alluvial Aquifer: Data Report, Geological Survey Bureau Open File Report 86-4, 115 p.
Thompson, C.A., 1986, Ground Water Resources of Hamilton County, Iowa Geological Survey Open File Report 86-40, 31 p.
Thompson, C.A., 1985, Alluvial Aquifers, Iowa Geology, No. 10, p. 8-11.
Thompson, C.A., 1984, Hydrogeology and Water Quality of the Upper Des Moines River Alluvial Aquifer, Iowa Geological Survey Open File Report 84-5, 170 p.
Thompson, C.A., 1982, Ground Water Resources of Story County, Iowa Geological Survey Open File Report 82-85, 28 p.
Thompson, C.A., 1982, Ground Water Resources of Polk County, Iowa Geological Survey Open File Report 82-77, 28 p.
Thompson, C.A., 1982, Ground Water Resources of Boone County, Iowa Geological Survey Open File Report 82-8, 28 p.

Abstracts:
Thompson, C.A., 1996, Walnut Creek watershed restoration and water quality monitoring project, Abstracts for Fourth National Nonpoint-Source Watershed Projects Workshop, Harrisburg, PA
Thompson, C.A., 1996, Hydrogeology of Iowa fens, From Small Streams to Big Rivers, Society of Wetland Scientists 17th Annual Meeting Program and Abstracts, Kansas City, June 1996, p. 85.
Thompson, C.A., Robbins, E.I., Rybicki, R.A., and Krasnow, M.A., 1993, Sulfur cycling through groundwater and bacteria in three fens in Iowa, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography and Society of Wetland Scientists Program and Abstracts 1993, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, p. 205
Thompson, C.A., 1991, Hydrogeology and Water Quality of Twenty Iowa Fens: Society of Wetland Scientists 12th Annual Meeting Program and Abstracts, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May, 1991, p. 52.
Thompson, C.A., 1990, The hydrology and water chemistry of Iowa fens: Fens in Iowa: Geological and Biological Perspectives, A Symposium, Iowa Academy of Science, Drake University, p. A-12
Thompson, C.A., 1988, Pesticides in alluvial groundwater in western Iowa, Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science, v.95, no.1, Program Abstracts.
Thompson, C.A., Libra, R.D., and Hallberg, G.H., 1986, Water Quality Related to Ag - Chemicals in Alluvial Aquifers in Iowa, in Agricultural Impacts on Groundwater - A Conference, August 11-13, 1986, Omaha, Nebraska, NWWA, p. 224-242.
Kelley, R., Hallberg, G.R., Johnson, L.G., Libra, R.D., Thompson, C.A., Splinter, R.C., 1986, Pesticides in Groundwater in Iowa, in Agricultural Impacts on Groundwater - A Conference, August 11-13, 1986, Omaha, Nebraska, NWWA, p. 622-647
Thompson, C.A., 1983, Hydrogeology of the Upper Des Moines Alluvial Aquifer - The Geology and Geometry, GSA North Central Section Abstracts, V.15, p. 214.

Presentations:

Additional Conferences Attended:
Hydrogeomorphic analysis of muck wetlands at Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area, Anderson County, Texas. Society of Wetland Scientist's International Meeting, Cairns, Australia, July 2006
Hydrogeomorphic analysis of muck wetlands at Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area, Anderson County, Texas. Presentation at Texas Academy of Science, Kerrville, TX, March 2004
Wetlands: Problems and Research Opportunities, Environmental Science Seminar at Midwestern State University, Nov 2003
Society of Wetland Scientist's meeting, June 2003, New Orleans, LA, Steering Committee and Publicity Chair
Texas Academy of Science , Nacodoches, TX, March 2003
Society of Wetland Scientist's meeting, November 2002, Cleveland, MS, attended with 1 TSU graduate student
Society of Wetland Scientist's annual meeting, June 2002, Lake Placid, NY
Geological Society of America South-Central Chapter meeting, May 2002, Albuquerque New Mexico.
Society of Wetland Scientist's annual meeting, June 2001, Chicago, Ill, took 1 student to meeting
TMDL Modeling Workshop , College Station, Oct 2000
International Society of Wetlands Scientists and International Peat Society meeting, August 2000, Quebec City, Quebec
Geological Society of America South-Central Chapter meeting, April 2000, Fayetteville, AK. Took one student to conference
Texas Academy of Science, March 2000, Kingsville, TX
Society of Wetland Scientist's meeting, November 1999, Lafayette, LA, served as judge for student papers
Geological Society of America South-Central Chapter meeting, April 1999, Lubbock, Texas. Took two students to conference
Society of Wetland Scientist's annual meeting, June 1998, Anchorage, AK
Society of Wetland Scientist's annual meeting, June 1997, Bozeman, MT
Geological Society of America North-Central Chapter, May 1997, poster paper on Walnut Creek project
Iowa Academy of Science, April 1997, presentation on water quality at Walnut Creek
Fourth National Nonpoint-Source Watershed Projects Workshop, Harrisburg, PA, presentation on water quality and land use
Geological Society of America, May 1996, Ames, Iowa, field trip leader
Iowa Academy of Science, April 1996, chair geology section
Midwest Ground Water Conference, October 1995, Kansas City, Missouri
Society of Wetland Scientists, August, 1995, NW Iowa, hosted 2 day field meeting
Society of Wetland Scientists Meeting, June 1995, Boston, MA
Iowa Academy of Science, April 1995, vice-chair geology section
Geological Survey of Ireland, May-June 1994, gave presentation on water quality issues, consulted with advisory board on gw protection issues.
Iowa Academy of Science, April 1994
Midwest Ground Water Conference, October, 1993, Champaign, Il, gave presentation on hydrogeologic characteristics of Iowa fens.
Wildlife Toxicology Workshop, August 1993, Springbrook Conservation Education Center, Guthrie Center, Iowa, co-author on DeSoto presentation.
Society of Wetland Scientists, June 1993, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, gave presentation on sulfur cycling in fen wetlands.
Iowa Academy of Science, April 1993, Decorah
Society of Wetland Scientists, June 1992, New Orleans, La.
Iowa Academy of Science, April 1992, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
Society of Wetland Scientists, May, 1991, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, gave presentation on fens geology and water quality.
Iowa Academy of Science, April 1991, Dubuque.
Iowa Academy of Science, April 1990, Drake University, Des Moines, gave presentation on fen water quality.
Midwest Ground Water Conference, October, 1989, Eastern Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Iowa Academy of Science, April 1989, Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa
Iowa Academy of Science, April 1988, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, gave presentation on pesticides in alluvial groundwater.
Agricultural Impacts on Groundwater, March 1988, Des Moines, Iowa
Fate of Pesticides and Chemicals in the Environment, October 1987, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Transport and Fate of Contaminants in the Subsurface, October 1987, Chicago, Illinois
Focus on Midwestern Ground Water Issues, April 1987, Indianapolis, Indiana
Iowa Academy of Science, April 1987, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
Agricultural Impacts on Groundwater, August 1986, Omaha, Nebraska_
Iowa Academy of Science, April 1986, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, gave presentation on alluvial aquifer water quality, non-point symposium.
Third International Fluvial Sedimentology Conference, August, 1985, Ft. Collins, Colorado
Forty-ninth Annual Tri-State Geological Field Conference, October 1985, Chicago, Illinois
Midwest Friends of the Pleistocene, May 1985, Rockford, Illinois
Iowa Academy of Science, April 1985, Central College, Pella, Iowa
Forty-Eighth Annual Tri-State Geological Field Conference, October 1984, Mason City, Iowa
Groundwater Quality in Northeast Iowa, October 1984, Decorah, Iowa
Twenty-Ninth Annual Midwest Groundwater Conference, October 1984, Lawrence, Kansas Midwest Friends of the Pleistocene, June 1984, River Falls, Wisconsin
Iowa Academy of Science, April 1984, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Twenty-Eighth Annual Midwest Groundwater Conference, October 1983, Champaign, Illinois
North-Central Meeting of the Geological Society of America, April 1983, Madison, Wisconsin
Iowa Academy of Science, April 1983, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
Twenty-Seventh Annual Midwest Groundwater Conference, October 1982, Iowa City, Iowa
Second National Symposium on Aquifer Restoration and Groundwater Monitoring, May 1982, Columbus, Ohio
Groundwater Management Quantity and Quality, April 1982, Ames, Iowa