Dr. Barbara Bekins

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Work and Contact Information


U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road, MS 496
Menlo Park, CA 94025

EMAIL: babekins@usgs.gov

WEBPAGE: https://www.usgs.gov/staff-profiles/barbara-bekins

About the Contributor

Barbara Bekins is a research hydrologist with the USGS, Water Mission Area, located in Menlo Park, CA. She earned a Bachelors degree in mathematics from UCLA and a PhD in geology from UC Santa Cruz in 1993. She studies the fate and transport of crude oil contaminants in groundwater. These studies are carried out at the USGS long term oil spill study site near Bemidji, Minnesota, for which she serves a research coordinator. She is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and served as 2004 GSA Hydrogeology Division Birdsall-Dreiss Lecturer.

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