Ohio University

Xizhen "Jenny" Schenk

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Assistant Professor of Instruction
Clippinger 212

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Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 to 2 p.m., or by appointment

Education

Ph.D. in Geology, 2012, Florida State University

Research Interests

  • Hydrology

My research interests focus on better understanding of the impacts of anthropogenic land use activities and climate variation on surface water and groundwater quality, quantity, and sustainability using both field and numerical approaches. Some of my past projects involved quantifying and differentiating impacts of climate variation, instream modification, and anthropogenic land use change on river hydrological and geomorphologic processes in the Red River of the North basin; understanding the effects of sea level rise on Northwest Florida salt marshes using SLAMM models; and assessing impacts of saltwater encroachment on the Upper Floridan Aquifer in the Southern Water Use Caution Area in Southwest Florida.

Courses Taught

  • Environmental Geology
  • Environmental Geosystems
  • Introduction to GIS and Cartography
  • Intermediate GIS
  • Spatial Analysis

Professional Appointments

2019 – present, Assistant Professor of Instruction

Selected Publications

Schenk, X., 2017. Quantifying the Dynamics of Freshwater and Saltwater Interface in the Upper Floridan Aquifer. Universities Council on Water Resources Annual Conference. Invited presentation. June 13-15, Fort Collins, CO.

Southwest Florida Water Management District, November 2013. Southern Water Use Caution Area Recovery Strategy. Five-year Assessment for FY2007-2011. Ray, P., X. Du and J. Rivard, 2013. Analysis of Prospective Systems for Fog Warnings. Technical Report for FDOT. Contract Number BDK83 977-19.

Du, X., 2012. Implications of land use change on baseflow and stormflow of the Red River of the North. Oral presentation and published abstract. American Geological Society Annual Meeting. Nov. 4 – 7, Charlotte, NC.

Du, X. and L. Odom, 2011. Variability and periodicity in precipitation and discharge of the Red River. Oral presentation and published abstract. American Geological Society Annual Meeting. Oct. 9 – 12, Minneapolis, MN.

Du, X., R. Das and L. Odom, 2009. Can submarine groundwater discharge be a major source of mercury input to North Gulf of Mexico? Poster presentation and published abstract. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Dec. 14 – 18, San Francisco, CA.

Du, X., 2008. The application of specific gage technique and aerial photographs in Kaskaskia River degradation Studies. Poster presentation and published abstract. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Dec. 15 – 19, San Francisco, CA.

Missimer, T. M., W. Guo and X. Du, 2008. Alternative intake designs for seawater reverse osmosis treatment facilities: potential applications for China. Invited oral presentation. Desalination and Water Reuse International Forum & Equipment Exhibitions. Oct. 28 – 30, Tianjin, China.

Fagherazzi, S. and X. Du, 2008. Tsunamigenic incisions produced by the December 2004 earthquake along the coasts of Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Journal of Geomorphology, 99, pp. 120 – 129.

Du, X. and S. Fagherazzi, 2008. Tsunami incisions produced by the December 2004 earthquake along the coasts of Thailand, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. Oral presentation and published abstract. Ocean Sciences Meeting, March 2 – 7, Orlando, Florida.

Du, X and K. W. J. Williard, 2006. Long-term impacts of dam construction and channelization on lower Kaskaskia River channel morphology. Poster presentation and published abstract. Central Hardwood Forest Conference. February 26 – March 1, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Du, X., 2005. The application of aerial photographs and stream gage information in river stability study. Oral presentation, Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium at Florida State University. September, Tallahassee, FL.

Du, X. and K. W. J. Williard, 2005. Impacts of dam construction and channelization on Kaskaskia River morphology. Oral presentation and published abstract. American Water Resources Association Annual Conference. Nov. 7 – 10, Seattle, WA.

Du, X. and K. W. J. Williard, 2004. Effects of Carlyle Dam and the Navigation Project on the lower Kaskaskia River. Oral presentation and published abstract. Illinois Water Conference, Oct. 13 – 14, Urbana, IL.

Memberships

American Geophysical Union

Association for Women Geoscientists

American Water Resources Association

Geological Society of America

Society of Exportation Geologists