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R. Laurence Davis, Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D. University of Rochester, Geological Sciences
A.M. Washington University, St. Louis, Earth Sciences
A.B. Washington University, St. Louis, Earth Sciences

 

Areas of Interest

I am interested in the fields of Environmental Geology, Geology and Land Use, Geology and Public Policy, Hydrology and Hydrogeology, Geomorphology, Resource Management and Energy Problems, Engineering Geology.

Published Books and Articles

Erdman, Jason; Key, Marcus M, Jr.; and Davis, R. Laurence.1997. "Hydrogeology of the Cockburn Town Aquifer, San Salvador Island, Bahamas, and the Change in Water Quality Resulting from the Development of a Resort Community" in Carew, James L., ed. Proceedings of the 8th Conference on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions. San Salvador, Bahamas: Bahamian Field Station. pp. 47-58.

Godfrey, Paul J.; Edwards, D. Craig; Davis, R. Laurence; and Gerace, Donald T. 1995. "Opening a ‘New World’ in a Bahamian Wilderness: Ecological Exploration and its Consequences on San Salvador Island" in Proceedings of the 1994 Conference. Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean.

Godfrey, Paul Jeff.; Davis, R. Laurence; Edwards, D. Craig; and Smith, Robert L. 1994. Natural History of Northeastern San Salvador Island: A :"New World:" in the New World. Bahamian Field Station Trail Guide. San Salvador, Bahamas: Bahamian Field Station.

Davis, R. Laurence. 1991. "Introduction" and "How to Use This Bibliography". in Bibliography and Index of New Hampshire Geology. R. Laurence Davis, ed. Concord, N.H.: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services-Geological Survey.

Davis, R. Laurence. 1990. Hydrogeologic Assessment of Contamination at the Moore Leaking Underground Storage Tank Site, Amherst, New Hampshire. New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services-Water Supply and Pollution Control Division Report. Concord, N.H.: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. Davis,

R. Laurence and Johnson, Calvin R., Jr. 1990. "The Karst Hydrology of San Salvador Island, Bahamas". in Mylroie, John E., ed. Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas. San Salvador, Bahamas: Bahamian Field Station. pp. 118-136.

Conferences and Short Courses


1998 Symposium Convener: "Educating the Public About Geologists: Putting the Spotlight on Us." Annual Meeting, Northeast Section, Geological Society of America, Portland, Maine
1995 Geological Society of America Short Course: "Coastal Land Loss", New Orleans, Louisiana
1995 Geological Society of America Work Shop: "Geosciences and the Media", Cornwall, Connecticut (by invitation)
1992 Geological Society of America Short Course: "Environmental Applications of Shallow Seismic Reflection", Cincinnati, Ohio
1992 Geological Society of America Short Course: "Environmental/Engineering Geology and Land-Use Planning—An Interface Between Science and Regulations", Cincinnati, Ohio
1990 Geological Society of America Short Course: "Practical Tracing of Groundwater with Emphasis on Karst Terrain", Dallas, Texas
1989 Geological Society of America Short Course: "Planning Hydrologic and Geologic Investigations and Reports", St. Louis, Missouri
1989 Environmental Protection Agency: " Personal Protection and Safety", Dover, Delaware
1988 Geological Society of America Short Course: "Geographic Information Systems", Denver, Colorado
1988 Geological Society of America Penrose Conference: "Geology in the 21st Century", Steamboat Springs, Colorado
1981 National Science Foundation Chautaqua Short Course: "Water Pollution".
1977 Geological Society of America Penrose Conference: "Implementation of Geologic Information for Land Use Planning", Austin, Texas
1976 Geological Society of America Penrose Conference: "The Role of the Geologist in Society", Houston, Texas

Selected Academic Community and Professional Service

1997- Member, Geological Society of America, Northeast Section, Committee on Geology and Public Policy

1996- Member, Bahamian Field Station Scientific Steering Committee
1995- Permanent At Large Member, Steering Committee, Binghamton International Geomorphology Symposia Series
1995- Member, International Blue Hole Foundation Advisory Committee
1993-95- Member, Geological Society of America Northeast Section, Local Committee for 1995 Northeast Section Annual Meeting, Hartford, Connecticut
1992-1993- Member, National Association of Geology Teachers, Organizing Committee for the NAGT/GSA-QG& G Symposium at the 1993 Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Boston, Massachusetts
1992- Member, Geological Society of America Quaternary Geology and Geography Division Education Advisory Committee
1992- Member, Geological Society of America Northeast Section Education Advisory Committee
1991- Member, New Haven Chamber of Commerce Environmental Affairs Committee
1990- Member, Karst Waters Research Institute Advisory Committee
1988-1990- Senior Hydrologist, New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services
1970- Present- Head of Nature Programs and Head of Teaching, Camp Pemigewassett, Wentworth, New Hampshire  

Certifications

Certified Professional Geologist (AIPG) #7105
Certified Professional Hydrogeologist (AIH) #927

Registered Professional Geologist South Carolina (#614), Kentucky (#1993)
Licensed Pilot-Private Pilot Certificate
Certified SCUBA Diver
Wilderness First Aid Certificate
Society Memberships
Geological Society of America
American Geophysical Union
Association for Women Geoscientists
American Institute of Professional Geologists
American Institute of Hydrology National Association of Geology Teachers
Society of Sigma Xi
American Association for the Advancement of Science
National Speleological Society

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