Areas of Expertise
Caves, karst, sinkholes, springs, hydrology, groundwater, water quality, geochemistry, isotopes, geomorphology, limestone, geology, carbon, climate change, Caribbean islands, Everglades, aquifers, Romania, natural hazards.
Lee Florea is a licensed professional geologist in Indiana and Kentucky with two decades of professional experience in academics, government and industry. Scholarly activities span the natural sciences related to understanding of carbonate aquifers -- groundwater that influences the drinking water of one out of every four people on Earth. An avid caver and cartographer and a certified advanced diver, Florea has visited and surveyed caves in 30 states and several countries in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. His current research questions focus on carbon transport in the critical zone and includes funded research programs in Indiana, Kentucky, Miami, Mount Rainier and Romania.View full bio
"IU geologist to continue study of Mount Rainier's ice caves": https://news.iu.edu/stories/2017/07/iub/17-science-mount-rainier-ice-caves.html
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"Indiana Geological Survey names new assistant director for research": http://archive.news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2016/09/indiana-geological-survey-assistant-director-for-research.shtml
"Ball State Professor Speaking At White House Water Summit": http://indianapublicmedia.org/news/ball-state-professor-speaking-white-house-water-summit-95728/
Updated on: July 3, 2018