Greg Olyphant

Greg Olyphant

Associate Professor Emeritus

Office: S423

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., 1979, University of Iowa
  • B.A., 1974, California State University at Fullerton

Research Interests

Hydrology, Geomorphology, Environmental Geology

Recent Research Projects

Predicting the need for beach closures due to the presence of harmful bacteria in swimming water. Beach Closings Model Web Page

Variably saturated groundwater flow in glacial aquifer systems

Nitrate loading of water table aquifers in the vicinity of farm fields and on-site septic system distribution systems.

Graduate Student Projects

Modeling the hydroperiods of groundwater dominated wetlands

Quantifying environmental influences on plant biodiversity and species distributions in abandoned agricultural fields.


Founding member Interagency Task Force on E. coli

Steering Committee Indiana University Research and Teaching Preserve