J. Matthew Davis

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Phone: (603) 862-1718
Office: Earth Sciences, James Hall Rm 230, Durham, NH 03824
J. Matthew Davis

My research and teaching interests are in the general area of quantitative hydrogeology. I am most interested in problems that couple geologic information and observations with quantitative hydrologic models. One area of interest is the use of geologic information to improve our understanding of flow and transport process in heterogeneous sedimentary aquifers over a range of spatial scales. More recently, my research has focused on groundwater problems more prevalent in New England, including:

Use of temperature to understand the spatial extent and dynamics of surface water-groundwater interactions in the hyporheic zone (Truslow et al., 2007);
Quantitative and experimental analysis of the sustainability of ground source heat pumps in residential and commercial applications (Davis, 2007);
Use of environmental isotopes to better understand groundwater flow paths and residence times in a mesoscale (Smith et al., 2007).

The ongoing research is part of a larger effort to build a more comprehensive and multidisciplinary understanding of hydrologic and biogeochemical processes in the Lamprey River Watershed.

Education

  • Ph.D., Hydrology&Water Resources Sci., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • M.S., Hydrology&Water Resources Sci., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • B.S., Earth Sciences, Montana State University
  • B.S., Geophysics and Seismology, Montana State University

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 409: Geology and the Environment
  • ESCI 444: Water - How Much is Enough?
  • ESCI 534: Techniques Environmental Sci
  • ESCI 710: Groundwater Hydrology
  • ESCI 796: Top/Water in the Western US
  • ESCI 810: Groundwater Hydrology
  • ESCI 896: Top/Water in the Western US
  • ESCI 993: Advanced Seminar/Earth
  • ESCI 997: Seminar in Earth Sciences
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences

Selected Publications

Earle, A., Merenda, M., & Davis, J. (2019). Strategy-as-Process in a Technology Venture: A Case Study of Pivots, Pauses, Partners, and Progress. Technology Innovation Management Review, 9(1), 9-19.

Sturgeon, G. M., Davis, J. M., Linder, E., & Harter, R. D. (2006). Heterogeneities in Glaciofluvial Deposits Using an Example from New Hampshire. Ground Water, 44(4), 528-539. doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2006.00188.x

Davis, J. M., Roy, N. D., Mozley, P. S., & Hall, J. S. (2006). The effect of carbonate cementation on permeability heterogeneity in fluvial aquifers: An outcrop analog study. Sedimentary Geology, 184(3-4), 267-280. doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2005.11.005

Zhang, Y., Person, M., Paola, C., Gable, C. W., Wen, X. -H., & Davis, J. M. (2005). Geostatistical analysis of an experimental stratigraphy. Water Resources Research, 41(11). doi:10.1029/2004wr003756

Mozley, P. S., & Davis, J. M. (2005). Internal structure and mode of growth of elongate calcite concretions: Evidence for small-scale, microbially induced, chemical heterogeneity in groundwater. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 117(11), 1400. doi:10.1130/b25618.1

Hall, J. S., Mozley, P., Davis, J. M., & Roy, N. D. (2004). Environments of Formation and Controls on Spatial Distribution of Calcite Cementation in Plio-Pleistocene Fluvial Deposits, New Mexico, U.S.A.. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 74(5), 643-653. doi:10.1306/020904740643

Davis, J. M., Wilson, J. L., Phillips, F. M., & Gotkowitz, M. B. (1997). Relationship between fluvial bounding surfaces and the permeability correlation structure. Water Resources Research, 33(8), 1843-1854. doi:10.1029/97wr01003

Mozley, P. S., & Davis, J. M. (1996). Relationship between oriented calcite concretions and permeability correlation structure in an alluvial aquifer, Serra Ladrones Formation, New Mexico. JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH, 66(1), 11-16. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Davis, J. M., Wilson, J. L., & Phillips, F. M. (1994). A Portable Air-Minipermeameter for Rapid In Situ Field Measurements. Ground Water, 32(2), 258-266. doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.1994.tb00640.x

DAVIS, J. M., LOHMANN, R. C., PHILLIPS, F. M., WILSON, J. L., & LOVE, D. W. (1993). ARCHITECTURE OF THE SIERRA-LADRONES FORMATION, CENTRAL NEW-MEXICO - DEPOSITIONAL CONTROLS ON THE PERMEABILITY CORRELATION STRUCTURE. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 105(8), 998-1007. doi:10.1130/0016-7606(1993)105<0998:AOTSLF>2.3.CO;2

Most Cited Publications