Springer and his students study local and regional groundwater flow systems and
human impacts on them, apply principles of sustainability to aquifer management
through models, quantify the hydrological function of groundwater dominated ecosystems,
the role of land-use change and disturbance on groundwater flow systems, and
restoration of riparian ecosystems. Most
of these studies are interdisciplinary and consist of a mix of field and lab
work, and basic and applied research. He
has collaborated with ecologists, botanists, plant physiologists, foresters,
land managers, engineers, and many different sub-disciplines within the Earth
J.A. Allen, A.E. Springer. 2012.
Have wet meadow restoration projects in the southwestern U.S. been effective in
restoring geomorphology, hydrology, soils and plant species composition? Environmental Evidence 1:11,
A.E. Springer, L.E. Stevens. 2011.
Have arid land springs restoration projects been effective in restoring
hydrology, geomorphology, and invertebrate and plant species composition
comparable to natural springs with minimal anthropogenic disturbance?, Collaboration for Environmental Evidence,
Systematic Review CEE 10-002, 72 p.
Fry, M.C, A.E.Springer,
and P.J. Umhoefer, 2011. Hydrogeologic implications of a fault scaling
relationship in bedrock aquifers, Environmental and Engineering Geoscience.,
A. Springer, T. Acker, and M. Manone. 2010. Wind-powered desalination:
An appraisal of saline groundwater in the U.S. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 1-10.
Doi: 10.1111/ j.1752-1688.2010.00493.x.
Crossey, L.J., K.E. Karlstrom, A.E. Springer, D.
Newell, D.R. Hilton, T. Fischer. 2009. Degassing of mantle-derived CO2
and He from springs in the southern Colorado Plateau region– neotectonic
connections and implications for groundwater system, Geological Society of America Bulletin., 121:1034-1053, doi:
and L.E. Stevens. 2009. Spheres of Discharge of Springs, Hydrogeology
D.E. Anderson, and A.E. Springer. 2008. The morphology and hydrology of
small spring-dominated channels, Geomorphology,
Kreamer, D.K. and A.E. Springer, 2008. The hydrology
of desert springs in North America, in Aridland Springs in North America:
Ecology and Conservation, Univ. Arizona Press, Tucson, eds. Stevens, L.E. and
L.E. Stevens, D.E. Anderson, R.A. Parnell, D.K. Kreamer, S.P. Flora,
2008. A comprehensive springs classification system: Integrating geomorphic,
hydrogeochemical, and ecological criteria. in Aridland Springs in North
America: Ecology and Conservation, Univ. Arizona Press, Tucson, eds. Stevens,
L.E. and V.J. Meretsky.