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Lewis Land

  • Ph.D.
  • karst hydrogeologist
  • New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources and National Cave and Karst Research Institute

    About

    Dr. Lewis Land is a karst hydrogeologist with the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR), and serves as the Bureau’s liason with the National Cave & Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) in Carlsbad. Prior to his career as a hydrogeologist, Dr. Land spent eight years in the petroleum industry exploring for new oil reserves in the Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain regions of the U.S., and offshore West Africa. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where his doctoral research included submersible investigations of submarine sinkholes in the Straits of Florida. Before coming to work for NMBGMR and NCKRI in 2002, Dr. Land spent two years with the North Carolina Division of Water Resources conducting geophysical surveys of aquifers beneath the coastal plain of North Carolina. Dr. Land’s current research focuses on regional investigations of karstic aquifers and associated phenomena in southern New Mexico and west Texas. He is an adjunct faculty member of the New Mexico Tech Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and a Past-President of the New Mexico Geological Society.

    Research interests

    Professional experience

    karst hydrogeologist

    New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources and National Cave and Karst Research Institute

    June 2002 - Present

    Education

    Ph.D.

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    December 1999 - Present

    M.S.

    University of Oklahoma

    December 1993 - Present

    B.S.

    University of Oklahoma

    December 1981 - Present