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Daniel Lavery

 Daniel Lavery
Hydrogeologist
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro NM 87801-4796
575-835-5308
(575) 835-6333 fax

I am a hydrogeologist in the Aquifer Mapping Program, primarily performing 3D geologic modelling of New Mexico basins and aquifers. I also have an interest in aqueous geochemistry and water quality as well. My aim in my work is to create practicable data and tools for water managers to make decisions about sustainability.

(See Resume)

Education

2023 - M.S. Earth and Planetary Sciences

2021 - B.S. Geosciences, Geology concentration

  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Skills

Current Skills

  • Aqueous geochemistry
  • Geochemistry lab methods (major ion chemistry, stable istopes of water, radiogenic isotopes)
  • Geochemical modelling (The Geochemist's Workbench, PhreeqC)
  • Field geochemical sampling
  • Python (pandas, sklearn, matplotlib, geopandas, arcpy, re)
  • R (tidyverse, ggplot, regex)
  • ESRI (ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS ArcMap)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Developing Skills

  • 3D Interpolation
  • Machine Learning Models (Python sklearn)
  • Matlab
  • Principal Components Analysis

Projects

3D Geologic Modelling Efforts

  • Delaware Basin Basement-to-Surface (ongoing)
  • Central High Plains (ongoing)

Rio Arriba County Water Quality Assessment (ongoing)

Middle Middle Rio Grande Aquifer Banking Index (ongoing)

Publications

(See Resume for more details)

Lavery, D.J., 2023, Environmental Fate of Sulfur in Sulphur Creek, Valles Caldera, NM: Implications for metal transport and water quality [M.S. thesis]: University of New Mexico, 45 p.