Before coming to Laramie, Dr. Befus received his PhD from the University of Texas, Austin and went on to serve as a U. S. Geological Survey Mendenhall Research Fellow in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Dr. Befus's research is focused on how groundwater interacts with conditions at the Earth's surface.
"Groundwater is what I'm curious about. How does it affect everything else?" Dr. Befus said.
Groundwater acts as long term reservoir for water, but it does change over time. Dr. Befus is interested in how human uses are affecting the sustainability of the resource and how this in turn may affect system ecology, chemistry, and weathering of bedrock.