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Roy Haggerty

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Interim Dean and Hollis M. Dole Professor of Environmental Geology

Discipline: Geology and Geophysics
Secondary Discipline: Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry
Office: CEOAS Admin
Phone: 541-737-5195
Fax: 541-737-2064
Email: roy.haggerty@oregonstate.edu
Vita or Résumé (PDF)



Hydrology, hydrogeology, ecohydrology.

Research Interests

Ground water-surface water interactions, flow and transport in surface and ground water, nutrient transport, modeling, hyporheic exchange, heat transport in streams


BS Geology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1990
MS Hydrogeology, Stanford University, 1993
PhD Hydrogeology, Stanford University, 1996


GEO 202 - Earth System Science
GEO 487 - Hydrogeology
GEO 518 - Geoscience Communication
GEO 691 - Heat and Mass Transfer in the Environment

Graduate Students

2014, MS Nick Dosch, Spatiotemporal dynamics and drivers of stream pCO2 in a headwater mountain catchment in the Cascade Mountains, Oregon.
2014, PhD Tracie Jackson, Lateral cavities in streams: Flow structure and mean residence times from channel hydraulics, morphology, and computational fluid dynamics
2014, PhD Mousa Diabat, The influence of climate change and restoration on stream temperature
2013 Lisa Hall, Using electrical resistivity to measure mass transfer in groundwater
2013, PhD Ricardo Gonzalez-Pinzon, Integrating solute transport, metabolism and processing in stream ecosystems
2012, MS Anthony Coleman. Water Resources Science, Determining the relationship between measured residence time distributions in lateral surface transient storage zones in streams and corresponding physical characteristics
2012, MS Phil Neumann. Water Resources Science, Shallow aquifer storage and recovery (SASR): Regional management of underground water storage in hydraulically connected aquifer-stream systems
2011, PhD Jay Zarnetske, Water Resources Science, Hydrological and Biogeochemical Dynamics of Nitrate Production and Removal at the Stream-Groundwater Interface
2011, MS Graysen Squeochs, Water Resources Science, Topic = Heat balance for a gravel bar in a large river, Willamette River, Oregon.
2007, MS Barbara Burkholder, Water Resources Science, Influence of Hyporheic Flow and Geomorphology on Temperature of a Large, Gravel Bed River, Clackamas River, Oregon, USA.
2007, MS Jennifer Woody, Geology, A Preliminary Assessment of Hydrogeologic Suitability for Aquifer Storage and Recovery in Oregon.
2007, MS Drew Bryenton, Environmental Engineering, Role of Hyporheic Flow on Temperature in Alcoves on the Willamette River.
2006, MS Justin LaNier, Civil Engineering, “Changes in hyporheic exchange flow following experimental large wood removal in a second order, low gradient stream, Chichagof Island, AK”.
2006, MS Glenn Mutti, Geology & Water Resources Science, “Nitrate Transport through the Vadose Zone of the Southern Willamette Valley Groundwater Management Area”
2006, MS Jeremy Craner, Geology, “Flow and Transport Model of the Southern Willamette Valley Groundwater Management Area”.
2005, MS Jeff Ninnemann, Geology, “A study of hyporheic characteristics along a longitudinal profile of Lookout Creek, Oregon”
2004, PhD Joel Geier, Geology, “Groundwater flow and radionuclide transport in fault zones in granitic rock”


Peer-Reviewed (h-index = 26 [WoS]; student & post-doc advisees italicized)

Gonzalez-Pinzon, R., A. S. Ward, C. E. Hatch, A. N. Wlostowski, K. Singha, M. N. Gooseff, R. Haggerty, J. W. Harvey, O. A. Cirpka, and J. T. Brock (2015), A field comparison of multiple techniques to quantify groundwater-surface-water interactions, Freshwater Science, 34(1), 139-160.

Zarnetske, J. P., R. Haggerty, and S. M. Wondzell (2015), Coupling multiscale observations to evaluate hyporheic nitrate removal at the reach scale, Freshwater Science, 34(1), 172-186.

Haggerty, R., M. Ribot, G. A. Singer, E. Marti, A. Argerich, G. Agell, and T. J. Battin (2014), Ecosystem respiration increases with biofilm growth and bed forms: Flume measurements with resazurin, J. Geophys. Res.-Biogeosci., 119(12), 2220-2230.

Drost, K. J., S. V. Apte, R. Haggerty, and T. R. Jackson (2014), Parameterization of Mean Residence Times in Idealized Rectangular Dead Zones Representative of Natural Streams, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 140(8).

Gonzalez-Pinzon, R., R. Haggerty, and A. Argerich (2014), Quantifying spatial differences in metabolism in headwater streams, Freshwater Science, 33(3), 798-811.

Jackson, T. R., S. V. Apte, and R. Haggerty (2014), Effect of multiple lateral cavities on stream solute transport under non-Fickian conditions and at the Fickian asymptote, Journal of Hydrology, 519, 1707-1722.

Lemke, D., R. Gonzalez-Pinzon, Z. Liao, T. Wohling, K. Osenbruck, R. Haggerty, and O. A. Cirpka (2014), Sorption and transformation of the reactive tracers resazurin and resorufin in natural river sediments, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18(8), 3151-3163.

Haggerty, R. (2013), Analytical solution and simplified analysis of coupled parent-daughter steady-state transport with multirate mass transfer, Water Resources Research, 49, 635-639, doi:610.1029/2012WR012821.

Arismendi, I., S. L. Johnson, J. B. Dunham, and R. Haggerty (2013), Descriptors of natural thermal regimes in streams and their responsiveness to change in the Pacific Northwest of North America, Freshwater Biology, 58(5), 880-894,doi:810.1111/fwb.12094.

Diabat, M., R. Haggerty, and S. M. Wondzell (2013), Diurnal timing of warmer air under climate change affects magnitude, timing and duration of stream temperature change, Hydrological Processes, 27(16), 2367-2378, DOI: 2310.1002/hyp.9533.

González-Pinzón, R., and R. Haggerty (2013), An efficient method to estimate processing rates in streams, Water Resources Research, 49, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20446.

González-Pinzón, R., R. Haggerty, and M. Dentz (2013), Scaling and predicting solute transport processes in streams, Water Resources Research, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20280.

Jackson, T. R., R. Haggerty, and S. V. Apte (2013), A fluid-mechanics based classification scheme for surface transient storage in riverine environments: quantitatively separating surface from hyporheic transient storage, Hydrology and Earth System Science, 17, 2747-2779, doi: 2710.5194/hess-2717-2747-2013.

Jackson, T. R., R. Haggerty, S. V. Apte, and B. L. O’Connor (2013), A mean residence time relationship for lateral cavities in gravel-bed rivers and streams: Incorporating streambed roughness and cavity shape, Water Resources Research, 49, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20272.

González-Pinzón, R., R. Haggerty, and D. D. Myrold (2012), Measuring aerobic respiration in stream ecosystems using the resazurin-resorufin system, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, G00N06, doi:10.1029/2012JG001965.

Arismendi, I., M. Safeeq, S. L. Johnson, J. B. Dunham, and R. Haggerty (2012), Increasing synchrony of high temperature and low flow in western North American streams: double trouble for coldwater biota?, Hydrobiologia, DOI 10.1007/s10750-012-1327-2.

Jackson, T. R., R. Haggerty, S. V. Apte, A. Coleman, and K. J. Drost (2012), Defining and Measuring the Mean Residence Time of Lateral Surface Transient Storage Zones in Small Streams, Water Resources Research, W10501, doi:10510.11029/12012WR012096.

Stanaway, D., R. Haggerty, S. Benner, A. Flores, and K. Feris (2012), Persistent Metal Contamination Limits Lotic Ecosystem Heterotrophic Metabolism after More Than 100 Years of Exposure: A Novel Application of the Resazurin Resorufin Smart Tracer, Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 9862-9871, doi:9810.1021/es3015666.

Swanson, R. D., K. Singha, F. D. Day-Lewis, A. Binley, K. Keating, and R. Haggerty (2012), Direct geoelectrical evidence of mass transfer at the laboratory scale, Water Resources Research, 48, W10543, doi:10510.11029/12012WR012431.

Zarnetske, J. P., R. Haggerty, S. M. Wondzell, V. A. Bokil, and R. González-Pinzón (2012), Coupled transport and reaction kinetics control the nitrate source-sink function of hyporheic zones, Water Resources Research, 48, W11508, doi:11510.11029/12012WR011894.

Arismendi, I., S. L. Johnson, J. B. Dunham, R. Haggerty, and D. Hockman-Wert (2012), The paradox of cooling streams in a warming world: Regional climate trends do not parallel variable local trends in stream temperature in the Pacific continental United States, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2012GL051448.

Zarnetske, J. P., R. Haggerty, S. M. Wondzell, and M. A. Baker (2011), Labile dissolved organic carbon supply limits hyporheic denitrification, J. Geophys. Res., 116, G04036, doi:04010.01029/02011JG001730.

Argerich, A., R. Haggerty, E. Martí, F. Sabater, and J. P. Zarnetske (2011), Quantification of metabolically active transient storage (MATS) in two reaches with contrasting transient storage and ecosystem respiration, J. Geophys. Res., 116, doi:10.1029/2010JG001379.

Yin, J., R. Haggerty, D. L. Stoliker, D. B. Kent, J. D. Istok, J. Greskowiak, and J. M. Zachara (2011), Transient groundwater chemistry 1 near a river: Effects on U(VI) transport in laboratory column experiments, Water Resour. Res., 47, doi:10.1029/2010WR009369.

Argerich, A., E. Martí, F. Sabater, M. Ribot, and R. Haggerty (2011), Influence of transient storage on stream nutrient uptake based on substrata manipulation, Aquatic Sciences, doi:10.1007/s00027-011-0184-9.

Zarnetske, J. P., R. Haggerty, S. M. Wondzell, and M. A. Baker (2011), Dynamics of Nitrate Production and Removal as a Function of Residence Time in the Hyporheic Zone, J. Geophys. Res., 116, doi:10.1029/2010JG001356.

Haggerty, R., E. Martí, A. Argerich, D. von Schiller, and N. B. Grimm (2009), Resazurin as a “smart” tracer for quantifying metabolically active transient storage in stream ecosystems, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2008JG000942.

Wondzell, S. M., J. LaNier, R. Haggerty, Richard D. Woodsmith, and Richard T. Edwards (2009), Estimating changes in hyporheic exchange flow following experimental wood removal in a small, low gradient stream using groundwater flow models, Water Resour. Res., 45, W05406, doi:10.1029/2008WR007214.

Wondzell, S. M., J. LaNier, and R. Haggerty (2009), Reliability of groundwater flow models for simulating hyporheic exchange in small mountain streams, J. Hydrol., 364, 142-151.

Haggerty, R., E. Martí, and A. Argerich (2008), Development of a "smart" tracer for the assessment of microbiological activity and sediment-water interaction in natural waters: The resazurin-resorufin system, Water Resources Research, 44, W00D01, doi:10.1029/2007WR006670. 

Burkholder, B. K., G. E. Grant, R. Haggerty, T. Khangaonkar, and P. J. Wampler (2008), Influence of Hyporheic Flow and Geomorphology on Temperature of a Large, Gravel Bed River, Clackamas River, Oregon, USA, Hydrological Processes, 22, 941–953.

Cardenas, M. B., J. L. Wilson, and R. Haggerty (2008), Residence time of bedform-driven hyporheic exchange, Advances in Water Resources, 31, 10.1016/j.advwatres.2008.07.006, 1382-1386.

Crook, N., A. Binley, R. Knight, D.A. Robinson, J. Zarnetske, and R. Haggerty (2008), Electrical resistivity imaging of the architecture of sub-stream sediments, Water Resources Research, 44, W00D13, doi:10.1029/2008WR0.

McDonnell, J.J., M. Sivapalan, K. Vaché, S. Dunn, G. Grant, R. Haggerty, C. Hinz, R. Hooper, J. Kirchner, M.L. Roderick, J. Selker, and M. Weiler (2007), Moving beyond heterogeneity and process complexity: A new vision for watershed hydrology, Water Resources Research, 43, W07301, doi:10.1029/2006WR005467.

Gooseff, M. N., J. K. Anderson, S. M. Wondzell, J. LaNier, and R. Haggerty (2006), A modeling study of hyporheic exchange pattern and the sequence, size, and spacing of stream bedforms in mountain stream networks, Oregon, USA, Hydrological Processes, 20, 2443–2457.

Rodriguez, J.M., E. A. Thomann, E. C. Waymire, R. Haggerty and B. Wood (2006), A generalized Taylor-Aris formula and skew diffusion, SIAM Journal of Multiscale Modelling and Simulation, 5(3), 786 – 801.

Anderson, J. K., S. M. Wondzell, M. N. Gooseff, and R. Haggerty (2005), Patterns in stream longitudinal profiles and implications for hyporheic exchange flow, Hydrological Processes, 19, 2931 – 2949.

Gooseff, M. N., J. LaNier, R. Haggerty, and K. Kokkeler (2005), Determining in-channel transient storage by comparing solute transport in a bedrock channel – alluvial channel sequence, Lookout Creek basin, Oregon, USA, Water Resources Research, 41, W06014, doi:10.1029/2004WR003513, 2005.

Haggerty, R., C. F. Harvey, C. F. v. Schwerin, and L. C. Meigs (2004), What controls the apparent timescale of solute mass transfer in aquifers and soils?  A comparison of diverse experimental results. Water Resources Research, 40, W01510, doi:10.1029/2002WR001716.

Zinn, B. A., L. C. Meigs, C. F. Harvey, R. Haggerty, W. Peplinski, and C. Freiherr von Schwerin (2004), Experimental visualization of solute transport and mass transfer processes in two-dimensional conductivity fields with connected regions of high conductivity, Environmental Science and Technology, 38(14), 3916 – 3926.

Gooseff, M. N., S. M. Wondzell, R. Haggerty, and J. Anderson (2003), Comparing transient storage modeling and residence time distribution (RTD) analysis in geomorphically varied reaches in the Lookout Creek basin, Oregon, USA. Advances in Water Resources, 26, 925–937.

Haggerty, R., S. M. Wondzell, and M. A. Johnson (2002), Power-law residence time distribution in the hyporheic zone of a 2nd-order mountain stream, Geophysical Research Letters, 29(13), DOI 10.1029/2002GL014743.

Cliff, J.B., P.J. Bottomly, R. Haggerty, and D. D. Myrold (2002), Modeling the effects of diffusion limitation on nitrogen-15 isotope dilution experiments with soil aggregates, Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 66(6), 1868 – 1877.

Breemer, C. W., P. U. Clark, R. Haggerty (2002), Modeling the subglacial hydrology of the late Pleistocene Lake Michigan Lobe, Laurentide Ice Sheet, GSA Bull., 114(6), 665 – 674.

Geiger, S., R. Haggerty, J.H. Dilles, M.H. Reed, and S.K. Matthai (2002), New insights from reactive transport modelling: the formation of the sericitic vein envelopes during early hydrothermal alteration at Butte, Montana. Geofluids 2(3), 185 – 201.

Cvetkovic, V., and R. Haggerty (2002), Transport with multiple-rate exchange in disordered media, Phys. Rev. E, 65(5), DOI 10.1103/PhysRevE.65.051308.

Haggerty, R., S. W. Fleming, L. C. Meigs, and S. A. McKenna (2001), Tracer tests in a fractured dolomite, 2., Analysis of mass transfer in single-well injection-withdrawal tests, Water Resources Research, 37(5), 1129 – 1142.

McKenna, S. A., L. C. Meigs, and R. Haggerty (2001), Tracer tests in a fractured dolomite, 3., Double porosity, multiple-rate mass transfer processes in two-well convergent-flow tests, Water Resources Research, 37(5), 1143 – 1154.

Fleming, S. W., and R. Haggerty (2001), Modeling solute diffusion in the presence of pore-scale heterogeneity: Method development and an application to the Culebra Dolomite Member of the Rustler Formation, New Mexico, USA, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 48, 253 – 376.

Schroth, M. H., J. D. Istok, and R. Haggerty (2000), In-situ evaluation of solute retardation using single-well push-pull tests, Advances in Water Resources, 24, 105 – 117.

Haggerty, R., S. A. McKenna, and L. C. Meigs (2000), On the late-time behavior of tracer test breakthrough curves, Water Resources Research, 36(12), 3467 – 3479.

Hollenbeck, K. J., C. F. Harvey, R. Haggerty, and C. J. Werth (1999), Estimation of continuous mass-transfer rate distributions, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 37(3 – 4), 367 – 388.

Schroth, M. H., J. D. Istok, G. T. Conner, M. R. Hyman, R. Haggerty, and K. T. O’Reilly (1998), Spatial variability in situ aerobic respiration and denitrification rates in a petroleum-contaminated aquifer, Ground Water, 36(6), 924 – 937.

Haggerty, R., M. H. Schroth, and J. D. Istok (1998), Simplified method of “push-pull” test data analysis for determining in situ reaction rate coefficients, Ground Water, 36(2), 314 – 324.

Haggerty, R., and S. M. Gorelick (1998), Modeling mass transfer processes in soil columns with pore-scale heterogeneity, Soil Science Society of America Journal, 62(1), 62 – 74.

Haggerty, R., and S. M. Gorelick (1995), Multiple-rate mass transfer for modeling diffusion and surface reactions in media with pore-scale heterogeneity, Water Resources Research, 31(10), 2383 – 2400. 

Harvey, C. F., R. Haggerty, and S. M. Gorelick (1994), Aquifer remediation:  A method for estimating mass transfer rate coefficients and an evaluation of pulsed pumping, Water Resources Research, 30(7), 1979 – 1991.

Haggerty, R., and S. M. Gorelick (1994), Design of multiple contaminant remediation:  Sensitivity to rate-limited mass transfer, Water Resources Research, 30(2), 435 – 446.